Construction of Bahrain World Trade Centre twin towers to be complete in 2006
Construction is underway on what is planned to become Bahrain's tallest building, the twin towers of the Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC), scheduled for completion in 2006.
The building, on the Bahrain Commercial Complex (BCC) site and adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel in the heart of Manama, will house office and retail space. According to BNA, it will be affiliated to the World Trade Centre Association (WTCA), which is a non-profit, non-political organisation, which fosters international trade and provides services to international investors.
The design comprises twin 50-storey towers, each of which is over 240 metres high. The total area is put at 120,961 square metres. In total, the development will incorporate 1,700 car parking spaces, providing a high ratio of spaces for both office tenants, visitors and shoppers.
DTZ Bahrain, which has been appointed marketing and leasing agents, will be offering the property's retail space to top-end retailers in order to maintain its exclusivity. It will include 248 units ranging from 22 to 196 square metres, including a high quality dining area. Office spaces will be available on floors six to 39 with areas ranging from 294 to 1,142 sq. m.. Almoayyed Tower, at Seef, is currently the tallest building in Bahrain at 173 metres, or 47 storeys.