The project was undertaken by GPZ on a design & build basis, based on a concept designed by Atkins and supervised by SSH, which includes all civil and MEP works. It involves the extension and renovation of the two existing observation towers, one located on the Bahrain side and the other on the Saudi Arabia side of the King Fahad Causeway island which contains the borders of the two countries.
GPZ’s PM team has dedicated its efforts to progressively accomplish major key works to the highest standards. The existing base of the old KFCA towers has been widened and piles were introduced in order to increase the footprint of the buildings which will now accommodate a 54m high observation deck, 8 glass floored walkways, a restaurant and an aquarium exhibition.
The steel structure, electrical conduits and fabric shades have already been completed, while aluminium and glazing works, along with the installation of BMS conduits, fire alarms, fire-fighting systems, lifts and distribution boards are at the final stages. Other ongoing works include A/C ducting, drainage and plumbing installations.