Kuwait-based consultant SSH has been appointed as contract manager and site supervision consultant by Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing for a 2,000-unit affordable housing scheme on reclaimed land.
SSH will oversee the construction of water and power infrastructure, and bridges, on Islands 13 and 14 of the government’s Al Madina Al Shamaliya Islands (AMAS) scheme.
AMAS is a mixed-use development creating a new town on reclaimed land off the country’s northern coast (SSH)
AMAS is a mixed-use development creating a new town on reclaimed land off the country’s northern coast.
Al Madina Al Shamaliya Island 13 & 14 (East) is expected to deliver about 2,000 affordable housing units.
This project requires approximately 5.5km of new roads, water and telecoms infrastructure, and vehicular and pedestrian bridges to connect the two islands.
SSH said its regional head of infrastructure Mark Jamieson is based full time in Bahrain and that it had brought in bridge design specialists to Bahrain to cater to growing infrastructure demand.
"Al Madina Al Shamaliya is a very large project in the Kingdom, and will create an autonomous living space for thousands of people," said Mark Jamieson.
"We are glad we’re able to serve them with good, quality and sustainable infrastructure that is quality-assured."