Shumookh Investment and Services Company, the investment arm of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn has announced a tender for construction of the sixth building (KOM 6) in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, according to Eng. Musallam Al Hudaifi, Chief Executive Officer of Shumookh Investment and Services.
Distinct Spaces and New Services
Al Hudaifi has called upon local factories and companies, entrepreneurs and SMEs to take part in the construction process and offer their services in the fields of supply and implementation. Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) is getting set for the construction of KOM 6 building, which will offer distinctive spaces and new services to complement the current services offered by the other buildings. The building will have a unique exterior design with a modernist touch and contemporary architectural styles that takes into account the architectural culture connecting the interior with the exterior spaces. KOM 6 courtyard will be derived from the traditional Omani architecture. The building has been designed in such a way that reduces the direct sunlight and reduces the gained heat while maintaining the modern design and glass facades.
Large Office Space
KOM 6 will be built on an area of 51,000 square meters to serve as a hub for local and international technology and communications companies, providing more than 460 parking spaces in the basement. To keep pace with the growing demand in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, the new building will provide large office space, banking services, commercial stores, and other services. The food court will comprise nine restaurants with indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor dining areas. All these services will add value to KOM, making it an integrated service city as planned upon completion of all its components. KOM 6 building is expected to be completed in 2021. Shumookh had announced a competition of designing the head office building of Madayn in KOM during May 2019. The results are expected to be announced in September 2019.
Inaugurated in 2003 as the Sultanate’s flagship technology park and Madayn’s technology park, KOM symbolises a successful public-private partnership in nurturing knowledge-based businesses. Presenting the ideal location for businesses starting or expanding in the Middle East, KOM is committed to creating an environment in which budding entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises and established multi-nationals can coexist, innovate and flourish within a Middle East setting. KOM aims to enhance the Sultanate’s status as a leading business hub that offers promising opportunities for business and innovation.
Taking into consideration the significance of building and maintaining strong relations with the tenants, KOM offers the tenants with innovative real estate solutions and excellent services. The strategic location of the Sultanate allows the tenants to have full access to the emerging markets in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa. The Knowledge Oasis Muscat represents the ideal location for businesses starting or expanding in the Middle East. Competitively priced land and office spaces, combined with a high quality of life makes Muscat an excellent place to live, work and for recreation.
Oommen John P is the Deputy Editor for OGR & Dossier and Associate Editor for OER. A journalist since 1994, John has worked for newspapers and business magazines in India and Oman. He joined UMS in January 2014, where his work profile includes writing about the economy and banking, oil and gas sector, auto reviews on prominent brands besides features and articles on travel.