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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:05 AM   #1
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KUWAIT CITY | SIFC | 40 fl | Canceled

Project Name : SIFC - Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center
Client: Al-Shaab Real Estate Co.
Project Type: Office
Engineering Consultants: KEO International Consultants
Status: Approved
Location: Kuwait city
Area: 6000 m²/19685 ft²
Hight/Floors: Unknown / 40
Start/Complete: Unknown / Unknown

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Old May 17th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center sets new benchmark for Sustainability in the region

Announcement to Coincide with Cityscape Abu Dhabi, May 14h 2008.

KEO International Consultants has been notified by the U.S. Green Building Council that the 1.2 million sq. ft project, Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center has been officially registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is now pre-certified to get Kuwait's 1st LEED certification.

With their deep commitment to the environment, the client, 'Securities House for Real Estate Co.' and the developer 'AlShaab Real Estate Co.' gave KEO the incentive to pursue a sustainable design using guidelines and tools outlined in the Green Building Rating System in late 2007. In addition to creating an iconic 40 storey tower consisting primarily of high end offices and hotel, KEO was given the task of achieving a LEED(R) Gold rating under the core & shell rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Besides meeting or exceeding a series of 'green requirements, the tower employees a series of wind turbines and PV panels to provide a renewable source of energy.

The design solution translates the client's brief for various programs into 4 stacked courtyard atriums ranging from 8 floors to 13 floors each. Three of them accommodate office floors while one accommodates a 4-star Business Hotel which will accommodate 200 rooms. A separate 800m2 Trading Hall on the ground floor will accommodate 24-hour trading for the facility. The sculptural shape of the tower induces wind at the top of the building where wind turbines are specially positioned to generate power for the building.


About LEED

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is a third party certification program and the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.


About KEO International Consultants

KEO International Consultants is one of the world's leading and fastest growing international full-service consultancy firms. Founded in 1964, the firm has emerged as a dynamic leader in design, engineering and project management. Due to an unprecedented growth and expansion in the last decade, the firm today is strategically located in ten global offices with a staff of over 1600 professionals. For more information about the firm, go to our website www.keoic.com


Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center (supporting details)

Plot size is 6000 m2 in addition to 6000 m2 public land to be developed as multistory car park. Total built up area 100,160 m2. Floors = 2 basements, Podium of 3 floors and 40 storey tower

The building is comprised of the following:

1. Security exchange market facility
A. Brokerage Offices
B. Trading Hall 800 m2
C. Office Condos 55 m2 each
2. Real estate Exchange market
3. Commercial consular Offices for major industrial countries.
4. Antiques Auction Center
5. Business hotel 200 rooms
6. Hotel services including multipurpose halls, theaters, dining facilities
7. Representative offices for recognized international firms
8. Prominent facilities to operate all the above
9. Multi storey car park within the municipality land
10. Offices for representing all related ministries.


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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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An informed source affirmed to Al Watan that National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) is holding negotiations with the owners of Sabah Al-Ahmad Project, Al-Shaab National Real Estate Company of which The Securities House owns 90 percent shares.
The source said that NBK is holding negotiations with one of the main owners in The Securities House to complete the deal at a price which can be acceptable by the two parties, and this will be announced within the next few days. He added that NBK is seriously considering the issue to be referred to the board to make an effective decision. NBK is also considering the purchase of a plot of land to build a huge headquarter building, adding that the location of Sabah Al-Ahmad Center is the best as it is around 6000 square meters and it has a license to build more than 40 floors. The source said that NBK owns a plot of land and has tried several times to convert it into commercial land but has failed to do so and has finally decided to buy the center.

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I hope NBK retain the same design for their headquarters
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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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الوطني يستحوذ على أرض مركز صباح الأحمد المالي

يتوقع اليوم اتمام عقد استحواذ بنك الكويت الوطني على أرض مركز صباح الأحمد المالي المملوكة لشركة الشعب العقارية التابعة لبيت الأوراق المالية، وقيمة الصفقة تقارب 52 مليون دينار، وتشمل مبادلة أرض للبنك الوطني في دسمان، إضافة إلى مبلغ نقدي. والأرض التي يستحوذ عليها الوطني تقع بين برجي الحمرا والراية، وينوي بناء مقر رئيسي حديث وعصري وكبير عليها. وتتميز هذه الأرض بموقع استراتيجي في وسط البلاد على مقربة من مرافق حيوية كثيرة (فنادق وقاعات مؤتمرات ومراكز تسوق)، فضلاً عن كونها في وسط مركز الأعمال الجديد في الكويت العاصمة.
وأكدت مصادر متابعة ان العقود النهائية منجزة وتنتظر التوقيع اليوم، بحسب ما هو متوقع. ويذكر ان بيت الأوراق المالية كان ينوي بناء مركز أعمال عالمي على تلك الأرض باسم مركز صباح الأحمد المالي، إلا أن ظروف الأزمة حالت دون ذلك.
وسيتوافر من الصفقة مبالغ لشركة بيت الأوراق تسعفها في سداد مديونيات وتعجيل هيكلة أوضاع الشركة ككل.

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National accounts for the land of Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-financial

Today it is expected to complete a takeover of National Bank of Kuwait on the territory of Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-financial company owned by the people of the house of real estate securities, and the value of the deal close to 52 million dinars, including the swap of land to National Bank in Dasman, in addition to the amount of cash. And the land dominated by the national is located between the twin towers of Hamra and the flag, and intends to build the headquarters of a major modern and trendy and top them. Featuring the land is strategically located in the center of the country close to many vital facilities (hotels, conference halls, shopping centers), as well as being in the center of the new business in Kuwait City.
Sources confirmed that the follow-up to final contracts completed and awaiting the signing today, according to what is expected. And The Securities House had intended to build a global business hub on the land on behalf of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-financial, but the crisis conditions prevented that.
Will be available from the transaction amounts to the Securities House Co. to pay the debts of the surge and accelerate the restructuring of the company's position as a whole.

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the whole project is cancelled
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