Spirits were high as construction works began for the new Boubyan Bank headquarters in Kuwait. The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place on 6th December, was a celebration of partnership and vision, all coming together to create one end result – a prestigious landmark development with a definite edge over potential future neighbouring developments.
Once complete, the development will offer Boubyan Bank the opportunity to utilise technology in banking, real estate and investments, while benefitting from spacious offices, convention halls, and other large public spaces.
SSH, in association with Perkins Eastman, delivered design services for the project.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been part of the journey thus far and, even more so, to have shared this special occasion with our client, Boubyan National Real Estate Service Company,” said Khalil Alonaizi, Resident Director at SSH, Kuwait. “We are looking forward to watching this landmark develop, covering its built-up area of more than 75,000 sqm.”
Attending the ceremony was Mr Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Shaya (Chairman of the Boubyan Bank Board of Directors), Mr Adel Abdul Wahab Al Majed (Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer), and Board Members misters Fahad Ahmad Al Fouzan, Waleed Ibrahim Al Asfour, and Waleed Abdullah Al Houti. Joining them were Sameer Abu Shanab (Projacs), as well as SSH’s Khalil Alonaizi (Resident Director at SSH, Kuwait) and Nick Forbess (Head of Project Management, Kuwait).
SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, London, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa.
Founded in 1961, we employ approximately 1,000 high-calibre local, regional and international experts in their individual fields, most of whom are from globally renowned international consultancy firms. We have been ranked number one architecture consultancy in the Middle East, among the top 100 architects in the world, in Building Design magazine’s World Architecture 100 Survey in 2019 and 2020.
We were also ranked in 88th place among ENR’s Top 225 International Design Firms for 2020.
SSH's multifaceted practices include architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, structural and civil engineering, MEP/building services, interior design, highway and bridge engineering, stormwater drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling, in addition to project management and construction supervision services.
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