Unique Contracting wins bid to build Al Farihidi complex in Oman
September 10, 2019 | 11:55 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: The Unique Contracting Company LLC has won the contract to build the Al Farahidi Complex in Al Khoud valued at more than RO 10 million.

The company is a privately held firm registered in Muscat and is led by Mr. Manilal H. Limbani, the Managing Director who has been in the construction business for more than 25 years.

"Unique is an “EXCELLENT” grade construction company. We are proud of our strong leadership and innovation over a period of time. Unique is known for the dedication and initiatives of our people. BBH Group is developing several projects and has recently started to develop Al Farahidi Complex project which is of great importance to the higher education sector," a statement from the company said.

The project will provide university and college students with suitable housing units due to its privileged location on the Muscat highway near Sultan Qaboos University and a number of private university colleges in the Knowledge Oasis and other areas in Muscat Governorate.

It is separated from Sultan Qaboos University only by around 3 kilometers or a 7 minute drive. It will offer integrated facilities and services that meet the needs of students.

Dr. Khalid bin Salim Al Matani, Chairman of the BBH Group, spoke about Al Farahidi Complex being developed in a vital area. “Everyone is aware of the importance of having independent housing for university students in a modern style, which provides all the services and facilities they need in light of the growing numbers of students because of its positive repercussions in terms of academic achievement, where residents feel reassured and psychological comfort, which is reflected on the achievement level."

He added that the idea of establishing the student complex was based on the increasing need of students and their parents, as the absence of such projects makes them confused about getting suitable places to live, and their stay in regular apartments between residential neighborhoods may not make them feel comfortable, a condition required for study and safety. In turn, they may be a nuisance for families living in those neighborhoods. Therefore, the development of this complex will achieve a suitable environment for students because of the comfort, safety and all service facilities under one roof.

256 Residential Units and Commercial Complex

Al-Farahidi complex, which is built on an area of 54,000 square meters, consists of 11 floors and includes 256 residential units offering 500 rooms, in addition to a commercial center consisting of three floors. It has all the facilities and services the student needs including restaurants, cafes, hobbies, library and all other services in addition to the integrated infrastructure of roads and parking can accommodate a thousand cars.

Al Mata'ani further said, “In order for the resident student to enjoy complete comfort, buses will be provided to take students from the complex to the places of study, an additional service provided by the Al-Farahidi Complex. The units have been offered at competitive prices under the current situation and prices range from RO 26,000 and RO 23,000 depending on the area of each unit, as there are units consisting of two rooms and a hall and another consisting of a room and a hall along with the complementary service aspects”.

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