Lagoon drafts in firm to ‘balance’ the project

UK-based Retail International has been commissioned by Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) to help develop the blueprint for The Lagoon Bahrain.
Lagoon drafts in firm to ‘balance’ the project
By Staff writer
Sat 30 Dec 2006 04:28 PM

UK-based Retail International has been commissioned by Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) to help develop the blueprint for The Lagoon Bahrain. The company’s brief has been to ensure that the retail offering at the development is ‘balanced and sustainable’.

The US $90 million Lagoon Bahrain is a retail and leisure development on Bahrain’s Amwaj Islands. It is scheduled to open in September 2007.

“This is a very well considered report which will help ensure that we get the balance and mix right for the customer, a task which is always more complicated than it perhaps sounds,” said Michael Lawrence, director of real estate, ADIH.

“From the outset everything has been designed with the customer in mind, however the report has identified certain enhancements to ensure the safest, most productive and enjoyable time at The Lagoon Bahrain.”

Retail International advised on issues such as space utilisation, materials and improving traffic flow and access.

“Car parking, which was already rated on our master plan as ‘the upper end’ compared to other Gulf entertainment and leisure venues, was an area tipped for future expansion, with the consultant suggesting the consideration of additional mezzanine parking to ensure maximum convenience is maintained,” said Lawrence.

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