CEO's Message

Welcome to Bahrain Bay!

The year 2017 has given Bahrain Bay Development many reasons to be proud of, in particular as hosts of several community events that drew a record footfall to the Bay. The second edition of Bahrain Food Festival organized by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority was immensely popular and was extended beyond its intended duration of two weeks to almost four weeks given major tourist and public demand. The occasion saw Bahrain Bay transformed into a vibrant locale which came alive with aromas emanating from over 52 food kiosks offering a varied and delicious fare combined with live music and entertainment. The encouraging figures have boosted our future plans for such events at Bahrain Bay and we can confidently announce that our enthusiasts can stay tuned for more excitement. The spring of culture aided in putting Bahrain Bay on the global map as we featured as the chosen venue to showcase the performances of renowned international artists such as Sir Tom Jones and UB40 as well as many a regional and local talent.

On the development front, we are witnessing a hive of activity on site as we welcome AXA Insurance Group who has commenced the initial piling work on their project, their new regional offices. The uninterrupted progress of Water Bay, a residential complex by Bin Faqih Real Estate Investment is another reason to remain optimistic which is supported by the expectation of at least a couple of ground breaking projects to commence in the next twelve months.

Plans are also in the pipeline to raise Bahrain Bay’s viability as a leisure destination with the allocation of 20,000 sqft of area offering options for dining, retail, public parks and family activities.

With much to achieve, 2017 is all geared up to be a bustling year at Bahrain Bay and we look forward to keeping you updated along the way..

Gagan Suri

The Vision

From its outset, Bahrain Bay’s vision has been to create a unique 21st century ultra-modern, advanced metropolis, designed to be a centre of excellence and practicality. A series of islands housing stunning structures, interlinked by modern highways giving the impression of a vast expanse of tamed blue waters. This has happened! The development is to be prestigious, adding luxury with compatibility, it is to be easily accessible and incorporate sustainability and above all create opportunity and something that future generations; one and all will utilize and benefit from.

Bahrain Bay, when complete was always seen as a ‘desired destination’, a living complex which remains alive, surprising and stimulating, rather than just another compound of office and residential blocks feeding business. Bahrain Bay is forecast to be ‘artistic’ and encouraging and indeed fashionable. Thoughtful, intelligent planning was to incorporate an actual lifestyle which the community could nurture.

For this to come to fruition, multi-purpose, multi-facility features were built in with ample flexibility for future advancements as required. The vision also included a development that stood imposingly distinct yet blended perfectly with distance from the surrounding city.

The vision was a vision in itself which makes Bahrain Bay something you cannot miss physically and it is hoped for the future that it will become a desire within us all, to experience what has been envisaged.

Our Ethics

Everyone involved in the development of Bahrain Bay is very aware of the responsibilities involved in such a complex project. Therefore there is a strict ethical code which is always followed.
This covers four main areas – Community, Sustainability, Energy efficiency and the Environment.

All plans for Bahrain Bay Centre on the philosophy of it being a “Smart City”. We are conscious of the need to both preserve precious resources and to use carefully sourced materials for the construction. Therefore, all third party developers have to comply with extremely strict criteria.

There is also the realization that to truly contribute to the economy of Bahrain, the completed development will need to be an inclusive, integrated environment offering opportunities for all. We regard this as an obligation and a responsibility which is essential if Bahrain Bay is to become a true legacy to the kingdom of Bahrain

Sustainability

From purely a visual perspective, it can been seen that Bahrain Bay has been designed for sustainability; but sustainability comes in many forms. The 21st century’s colossal need for IT infrastructure is but one and this includes the immense need for multi-communication platforms. As technology brings new social and business needs, things can get quite messy as more and more is added around us. For years to come, if not happily for the lifetime of the development, Bahrain Bay is well advanced with all necessary conduits and transmission paths capable of anything envisaged for the next few generations at least – and it is all invisible to the onlooker, as it pipes its way in underground channels to each and every tenant.

An immediate sense of space surrounds well positioned infrastructure which dominates one’s perception as viewed looking into the development. This will never change, yet Bahrain Bay will bustle and expand to its full capacity. Local authorities have fulfilled all necessary access well ahead of time and with what might be described as discerning redundancy. Of course, as years progress, changes will no doubt be made, not only with already planned completion, but other desired necessities as they appear. From this, it is clear that Bahrain Bay has almost all eventualities well covered without a hint of clutter.

Bahrain being a very power hungry nation with its scorching summers, uses billions of megawatts keeping the nation cool. The noise print from the surrounding city’s air conditioners alone is daunting enough, yet Bahrain Bay is as peaceful as a summer garden. Today, as more and more residents move in, each will experience instant comfort throughout the year as ‘District Cooling’ pumps chilled water to every structure or structures to be, within the bay. Again, it is invisible to the onlooker as it all lies deep in the foundations. Like the demand for electricity, District Cooling is generated and powered by Bahrain Bay’s own well positioned sub stations which have ample capacity for the foreseeable future.

With the buzz words being ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘sustainability’ Bahrain Bay’s concept was developed at a time when serious considerations had to be made. Bahrain Bay’s environment depends on sustainability and the oxygen producing ample greenery is nourished by clean recycled water. Every conscious effort is made to recycle and this notion is instilled within the network.

Industry and jobs also beg for sustainability and Bahrain Bay’s contribution to both is top priority, adding great value to the community, not only supplying a futuristic first class venue for business today but creating on-going opportunity.

Quick Facts

Date Started Vision and planning process commenced in 2005
Masterplan finalised June 2006
Physical start on site July 2006
Investors Arcapita
Bahraini consortium of investors
Type of development Master planned waterfront development designed around vibrant neighborhoods of residential, commercial, and retail spaces, all based upon the unique concept of an island connected by two bridges forming an inner harbour
Anchor Developments Arcapita Headquarters
Four Seasons Hotel
Main Consultants / Contractors for Master Developer Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Atkins International.
Dalkia
MACE
HAJ
Boskalis Westminster
AMA
Total number of buildings 40 Approx
Total gross floor area 1.450 million sq m
Total land area 450,000sq m
Bahrain Bay Contact 00973 17505555