UAE developer Eagle Hills has appointed a main contractor for a new scheme at the Marassi al-Bahrain masterplanned community.
The local Dadabhai Construction will start work soon on the Marassi Shores Residences.
The $270m project will be built on an 8,000 square metre plot of land, and will be made up of an 11-storey building that will include 287 residential units.
The projects lead architect was the UKs Grimshaw Architects, while Beirut-based Dar al-Handasa is the lead consultant on the scheme.
Earlier this year MEED, reported that Eagle Hills had launched a new scheme, also at its Marassi al-Bahrain community.
The project, which will be called Marassi Boulevard, will be made up of four low-rise buildings, with 240 residential units and a retail area of approximately 180,000 square metres, according to a company statement.
Both projects will be developed within the Marassi al-Bahrain development, which upon completion, will be home to 22,000 residents with a total of 6,000 residences and a total retail space of 250,000 square metres, adding 1,200 jobs to the area.
The project is being developed 20 minutes from Manama International Airport, in the Diyar al-Muharaq area.