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Atkins moves into BWTC.

Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC), Bahrain's iconic twin tower landmark, has announced that leading architecture and engineering consultancy Atkins has moved their Bahrain operations to the 11th and 12thfloors of the BWTC's East Tower.

With this announcement, the BWTC is now 87 per cent leasedand over 80 per cent occupied, and is attracting a wide range of leading localand international institutions to set up operations in the kingdom. Atkins isresponsible for the iconic design of the BWTC and holds among their project portfolio other regional landmarks such as Durrat al Bahrain and the Burj alArab.

Helen Dixon, Northern Gulf marketing manager of Atkins,commented: 'Atkins was commissioned to design, engineer and supervise theconstruction of the Bahrain World Trade Centre, and since the project's inception we have wanted to move in and experience our own work! As the world's first commercial building to incorporate large-scale wind turbines, it is important that our office in Bahrain reflects our creative and engineering abilities. Located in central Manama, the BWTC is a landmark building for businesses in Bahrain and has come to symbolise the business-friendly environment of the kingdom. By being based in our flagship building, our clientswill get to see first-hand that our projects are beautiful, practical andsustainable, and actively contribute to the economic interests of Bahrain.'

Bob Addison, country manager and director of DTZ, BWTC' sleasing and managing agents, said Atkins' shift to BWTC underlined their professional and creative reputation. The BWTC provides an office address atthe heart of the kingdom's business district within a few minutes drive from Bahrain International Airport and the King Fahad causeway which connectsBahrain to Saudi Arabia. Elements of business and leisure Corporate residents of BWTC benefit by combining theessential elements of business and leisure with cutting-edge corporate officesand social amenities including exceptional shopping; fine dining and casualdining restaurants; cafes; a health spa; a five-star hotel, extensive parkingfacilities and a range of business-related services.

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Date:Jan 1, 2010
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