Seef Properties unveiled a multi-million dinar plan at a press conference held today that marks a new era for its signature property and one of Bahrain’s most prominent and well-known landmarks, Seef Mall.
The BD 2.5 million refurbishment works will commence immediately and be carried out over 10 stages. When completed in early December, the mall will feature fresh designs and enhanced facilities and amenities that will create a much more complete and enjoyable shopping experience that caters to customers’ needs.
Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Seef Properties said in a comment, “On behalf of the Board and shareholders of Seef Properties, I am delighted to announce the start of our project to refurbish Seef Mall. This is the first of a number of ambitious initiatives aimed at securing the long-term future of Seef Mall.”
The plan, announced in a press conference held at Seef Mall cinema, was revealed by General Manager of Seef Properties Mr. Robert Addison, who delivered a presentation outlining the details the refurbishment and conceptual images of the end designs.
“As Bahrain’s original mall, Seef Mall boasts a legacy that is truly unsurpassed in Bahrain and beyond,” stated Mr. Addison. “This project used that foundation as a springboard to strengthen the mall’s competitive standing moving forward.”
The scope of the refurbishment works includes a drastic overhaul of the mall’s atriums, corridors, café area, and both food courts. The modern designs incorporate sleek modern décor, sophisticated illumination technology, expanded seating capacity with ultra-chic furnishings, Wi-Fi hot spots, and numerous other upgrades to form a warm upscale ambience throughout the entire mall.
Mr. Addison furthermore stressed that the staggered refurbishment works have been planned meticulously to ensure that any disturbances to both shoppers and outlets are minimal. All renovations will be done at night during off-hours, and non-obstructive hoarding will allow shoppers easy access to all stores which will continue operations as normal - the only exception being the food court outlets which will be cordoned off completely for a brief period of time due to the nature of the renovations that will be done to those areas.
“We have partnered with industry-leading companies to guarantee that the project is carried out from concept to completion on schedule and according to the highest standards possible,” added Addison.
The project team for the refurbishment works includes the international firm Baker Wilkins & Smith, which will manage the overall project and Almoayyad Interiors as as the main contractor. Other partners include Design Worldwide Partnership (interior design consultant), COWI (structural consultant), and GEMAC (MEP consultant).