Syed Kashif Akhtar, Group MD, Havelock One Interiors

Since 1998, Havelock One Interiors has established itself as one of the leading fit-out contractors and custom manufacturing in the Middle East. They have operations across all GCC locations (covering seven offices/two factories and five markets – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE). They have an unrivalled reputation for innovation and excellence, as evident in our work for international and regional brands in the hospitality, F&B, retail, travel retail, entertainment, commercial, and healthcare sectors.

Havelock One interiors collaborated extensively with local contractors and other vendors on the NHY Ethiopia project to ensure that everything exceeded expectations. This partnership with HNY for the airport duty-free is a testament of Havelock One Interiors’ expertise and commitment to excellence.

Havelock One Interiors have also fitted out government buildings, royal palaces and prestigious private residences in the GCC and beyond. Havelock One operates two extensive manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Bahrain that covers a combined area of 520,000sqft. In addition, they have smaller but equally advanced operations in every country where we operate and a broad network of suppliers on a global scale. The fit-out firm is able to deliver world-class projects at competitive prices by leveraging economies of scale, our state-of-theart technology, a highly trained workforce and a strong management team experienced in handling large-scale and complex projects.

Lebanese cinema chain Empire Cinemas is on track to fulfill its part in the Vision 2030 of supporting a vibrant and culturally aware society by adding three more destinations to its KSA network of a combined project investment of USD 25m. HAVELOCK ONE has worked with Empire Cinemas throughout the KSA region, providing top turnkey services.

Havelock One is dedicated to overcoming its clients’ challenges and is motivated by precision and a high frequency of project delivery.

Recognised as a leading TVET school in culinary arts, the International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai, provides an award-winning learning experience to aspiring chefs, artisans, and entrepreneurs from the world over. Havelock One also provided fit-out services for this fantastic project.

Some of their major current projects include: Four Seasons Hotel, Jeddah in KSA – the successful completion of this project will position Havelock One at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s growing hospitality sector; Kimpton, King Abdullah Financial District, KSA; The Oberoi Madina, refurbishment, KSA; St. Regis, VIA Riyadh, KS; Empire Cinemas, KSA (three locations); a number of high-end retail projects across the GCC including Alexander McQueen, Gucci, D&G, Burberry, Moschino; and multiple locations in Abu Dhabi Airport’s midfield terminal building including Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga. Jumeriah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa; Duty-free Shopping Headquarters in Abu Dhabi; Talabat office in Kuwait; International Centre for Culinary Arts, Abu Dhabi; and multiple locations in Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free, including Penhaligons, Omega, and Montblanc are among Havelock One’s recent notable projects.

Havelock One delivered the fit-out of Talabat Kuwait office. The project involved full turnkey fit-out works to transform the space into a modern and efficient workspace that could accommodate Talabat’s growing team.

Havelock One Interiors is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which is one of its most significant achievements. It has received numerous awards for its outstanding work, including Design Middle East KSA Awards – Fit Out Firm of the Year 2023 and Design Middle East Awards – Specialised Manufacturer of the Year 2022.

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