Muscat: KR Infra, the infrastructure vertical of Khimji Ramdas Group, heralded a new era in commercial complexes and office space in Oman as it unveiled its new campus in Ghala.
Eng. Mohsen bin Mohammed Al Sheikh, chairman of the Muscat Municipality, unveiled the plaque at the inauguration ceremony held on its premises.
The new KR Infra campus is the outcome of yet another visionary move by the KR Group and is located in a part of the city — Ghala — that is rapidly transforming into the next commercial hub. A project that reiterates the KR Group's mission to support and uphold Oman's economic goals — the new 9,400 square metres building in a 18,000 square metres plot — has been constructed by converting three of KR's large warehouses in Gala into a state-of-the-art office complex for the company's infrastructure business.
The entire exercise was carried out in a record 200 days.
Commenting on the monumental move, Hritik Khimji, director, said, "For over 140 years, the KR Group has been at the forefront of Oman's goals for economic progress by pioneering leading-edge technologies, businesses and conceptualising revolutionary solutions. Now, we are once again in the vanguard of progress because our new KR Infra campus will help the industrial area of Ghala make the final transition into the city's commercial hub. It probably won't be stretching the imagination too much to consider it as the making of a new CBD."
He added that the decision to set up a world-class infrastructure campus at Ghala is one that coincided with Muscat's commercial and business sectors expanding westward, which brought Ghala deeper into the heart of the city. "This is a logical step considering that Muscat is expanding in a westerly direction, bringing Ghala more into the city's centre. With this project, we will see Ghala, which currently houses most of the country's industrial and warehousing sites, develop into a futuristic hub," he emphasised.
The new campus combines three massive office blocks constructed on 7,500 square metres of floor space that will house 500 staff in an ergonomically planned layout.
The campus is designed to ensure employee well-being and to foster an environment of creative thinking and proactive learning. It includes a huge cafeteria that can seat 200 guests simultaneously.