KMC to build Liwan mixed-use project

May 2018

Seef Properties has appointed Kuwaiti Manager Holding Company (KMC Holding) as the main contractor for its BD50.2-million ($133 million) Liwan mixed-use development project which will be built in Hamala, Bahrain. 

A leading player in the region, KMC Holding is a fully-owned subsidiary of Kuwaiti Finance House.

Liwan has been designed by international design consultant CallisonRTKL.

Located over a sprawling 122,000-sq-m area, Liwan will boast several retail outlets, restaurants and cafés besides residential units, supermarket, cinema, a family entertainment centre and open-air spaces, said Seef Properties CEO Ahmed Yusuf after signing the agreement with group acting general manager and KMC Bahrain board member Sulaiman Al Asaker.

The project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019.

Liwan is designed to meet the market needs with its residential and commercial facilities, said the top official.

“We are confident that the project will add value to Bahrain’s real estate sector, further attracting foreign investments and contributing to the growth of the economy,” he added.

The mixed-use developnment is located opposite to Batelco’s main headquarters with the Eastern portion of the site fronting on to Wali Al Ahd Highway.

Seef Properties chairman Essa Najibi said: “Awarding of this significant contract comes as a result of an extensive screening process and we are confident that the project will be completed according to the schedule.”

“The real estate sector in Bahrain is witnessing a steady growth and this is expected to continue in the coming years,” stated Najibi. “We look forward to developing a project that combines a cohesive mix of residential, retail and entertainment elements suitable for families and all segments of society.”

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