Having successfully launched three key elements within its first phase; the Villas, Residential Apartments, and a vibrant marina, Durrat Marina is adding yet another milestone to its project delivery. To date, Durrat Marina has made significant strides in its infrastructure and construction works on the residential and marina areas, and is now preparing for stage 1 of a retail development that will run alongside the marina, spanning 200 meters in length.
Envisioned to be the “downtown” of Durrat Marina, the final promenade will host a bevy of cafes and restaurants, high end trendy boutiques and a wide range of leisure activities. This first phase of development is the initial step towards that end goal, and is planned to serve as a destination where families can enjoy a day alongside the serene waters of the Durrat Marina Yacht Club. The retail strip is being designed by Spanish Design Consultants HCP and will have 44 outlets with a total built-up area of approx 5,200 square meters (3,800 sqm of retail space and 1,400 sqm of terrace space). The two storey retail area is being developed so that almost every outlet will be able to enjoy terrace space with views of the marina below. Shops will range from approx 40 – 220 square meters in size and are competitively priced.
Mr. Waleed Saffy, CEO of Durrat Marina, noted “Durrat Marina, located just north of Durrat Al Bahrain, has garnered interest from more and more people seeking either a weekend retreat or a marina-based residence. We are working towards the creation of a concept in inspired living, elegant yet simple; a space that embraces an energetic and a vibrant yet chic lifestyle. To that end, each of the elements we have introduced within Phase 1 of the development works towards this aspiration. Our first set of sea-facing villas is well underway within their construction schedule, and we expect to complete construction by year end. The plans and set-up for phase 1 of the project’s Marina is also underway. This includes berths and pontoons for over 95 boats and yachts of various sizes. Simultaneously, two Residential Apartment buildings are also soon to be developed, offering spacious and well designed 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. For us, this retail zone caps off our residential offer by bringing in a high quality community environment nearby, that offers retail and leisure outlets within a lively boardwalk environment.”
Speaking on behalf of design consultants HCP, Resident engineer Mr. Jose Carrion stated, “We have a close working relationship with Durrat Marina, and through our standing partnership have developed an insider’s perspective on their vision for the project. To us, it us just as vital to deliver on this promise through designs that are attractive and practical. We have designed this retail strip to mirror a youthful simplicity, distinguished by neutral colors that create a chic ambience, where good food, good company, and a vibrant environment are the focus.”
This latest addition to the Durrat Marina development cements the belief that Durrat Marina is poised to bring to the market one of the very few projects that combines world-class residential, commercial, leisure, and marine services in such a unique manner.