Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) Towers

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Client Name :
Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG)
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Corporate & Institutional
Scope :
Construction Management
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Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) is a leading international Islamic banking group providing services in 17 countries through over 695 branches.

In 2010 ABG decided to develop their own Headquarters building to reflect the innovative approach and success.

The building, located in the Bahrain Bay, comprises of two office towers, both with ground floor, mezzanine and 9 office levels. The gross floor area is 22,221 sqm. Additionally there are four basement levels with an approximate GFA of 16,318 sqm containing parking for 365 cars. The gross development area is 38,540 sqm for the entire project.

The two towers are joined by a podium and mezzanine level plaza, while the upper floors are linked by a bridge way. Above the mezzanine level the building complex is divided in two office towers. ABG bank uses tower B and Tower A is leased out. The ground and mezzanine levels consist of retail and e-banking areas, a café, an auditorium and a VIP reception area.

The scope of Projacs' services included:

  1. Managing the design stage including design review, value engineering, cost estimates and planning services
  2. Managing the Tendering Stage including pre-qualifying contractors, issuing invitations to pre-qualified contractors on behalf of the Client and preparing tender evaluation report/s.
  3. Managing the Construction Stage and in particular:

    • Progress meetings
    • Procedures manual
    • Pre-construction meetings
    • Contract administration
    • Permits and licenses
    • Bonds and insurances
    • Document control
    • Claim evaluation
    • Scheduling
    • Project accounting/cost control
    • Change orders
    • Payments
    • Commissioning and turnover (close-out)