Location: Manama, Bahrain
Bahrain City Centre Mall is a large scale retail and leisure complex located in the city of Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Alongside the 207 000m of retail space, two luxury hotels with approximately 500 rooms, a 20 screen cinema, car park area for 5000 cars, the mall will be home to the largest indoor climate controlled water park in the Middle East.
Mott MacDonald undertook the structural and building services engineering design for the project. The project has required significant liaison with a number of consultants and local bodies to turn the design into reality. Key technical features include the extensive use of pre-cast concrete elements, extensive use of post-tensioned concrete for long span beams, a dedicated energy centre with a 56 MVA power supply, a cooling plant providing 45 MW of cooling, heat reclaim on central fresh air extract/plant, a centralised 40 000 l LPG storage facility and a circular ring services distribution.