Seven other firms submitted bids for the work. They were the UK’s RRA Architects. RMJM and Sheppard Robson, the UAE’s MLM International, Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) and Khatib & Alami, and Cansult Maunsell, part of the US-based Aecom.

Khatib & Alami submitted the second low-bids of BD2.28m with the UK’s Sheppard Robson third lowest with BD2.6m.

The local Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company is the client for the work.