Finishing work at a girls’ school in Jau, Bahrain, has been completed.
The Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Ministry (MoW) has handed over Shaikha Mooza bint Hamad Al Khalifa’s Primary and Secondary to the Ministry of Education, reports the Bahrain News Agency.
Yousif Al Zayani Trading & Contracting Company had been engaged to complete MEP works at the $2.5million development.
MoW Works Affairs undersecretary, Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Khayyat, said the complex is the largest public school in the kingdom in terms of capacity, cost and facilities.
Some 1,440 students will soon roam the halls, occupying 48 classrooms across a 26,500sq m build.
The project was implemented within the GCC Development Project, supported by the Saudi Fund for Development and built by the Bahraini-Saudi Arabian consortium of Al Moayed and Nasma Contracting.
Developers won the Smart School Building Award during the third Smart & Sustainable Cities Conference in 2018, with the project designed to meet the requirements of modern schools and sustainable green buildings, as well as to conserve energy and preserve natural resources.
Solar panels are being installed on the roofs of the school buildings in co-ordination with the local Electricity & Water Authority, which will contribute to rationalising energy consumption, saving about 30% in expenditure.