Bank Muscat Corporate Headquarters

The future of banking

Bank Muscat is the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate of Oman with over 38% market share of assets. Our experts were involved in the project and programme management of the bank’s headquarters building, which functions as both a workplace and operational bank.

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Bank Muscat Corporate Headquarters Project summary

Client

Bank Muscat (SAOG)

Key partners

WS Atkins, Hanscomb & Co, Geyer

Services provided

Consultancy, Project and programme management

Sectors

Offices, Commercial

Locations

Middle East and North Africa, Oman

Project timeline

Start date
January 2008
End date
July 2010
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Project story

Blending traditional Omani architecture with futuristic design, the innovative headquarters in Al Seeb district of Muscat was an ambitious collaboration between ourselves, cost consultants Hanscomb & Co and leading architect and construction manager W.S. Atkins.

The construction began in January 2008 as we linked three main office areas with an auditorium and cutting edge executive office suites. These areas were then connected by a two-storey ‘street’ made from glass complete with restaurants, gym and a Bank Muscat branch, all flanked by beautiful palm trees and water features.

Although it was important that the region’s cultural aesthetics were observed throughout the construction, the iconic building enjoys a freshness in its open plan design. Bridges, ‘floating’ stairways and themed breakout areas were the brainchild of Geyer – an Australian interior designer.

Project stats

33,000 sq m – size of Bank Muscat HQ
5 mins drive from Muscat International Airport, a perfect setting for business
1,400 employees at Bank Muscat HQ building

Points of note

Central hub

Home to 1,400 employees, Bank Muscat’s headquarters features cutting edge design with efficiency, simultaneously a workplace and fully operational retail branch. With this in mind, we ensured meticulous security measures.

Come for business, stay for pleasure

Although Bank Muscat’s headquarters is custom-made for the functional needs of customers and employees, the on-site restaurants, gymnasium and relaxing surroundings mean it is a destination for business and pleasure alike.

Chic sustainability

Chic design is important, yet sustainability even more so. The building incorporates a swathe of energy saving initiatives such as high-performance glass, a reduction in glazing and external ‘musharbiya’ panels that allow natural light while keeping internal temperatures cool.

“The new head office is designed to be a landmark building in the Sultanate incorporating the latest technologies, security and convenience that will accommodate the bank's current and future requirements.”