Oman’s first smart office building Taj inaugurated

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MUSCAT: Teejan Investment and Development Co, yesterday, inaugurated its unique and first of its kind project; Taj Office Building, in a big ceremony held at the Grand Hayat Muscat.
The event has attracted a big turn out from media people, real estate sector officials, entrepreneurs and investors who were very keen to take advantage of a promising investment and to step into the new era of smart buildings in Oman.
Shiekh Hamad al Harrasi, Chairman of Teejan Group of Companies highlighted the value of Taj Office Building Project, saying,” thanks to its exceptional specifications and features, high investment value and unique concept, Taj Project is expected to be a corner stone for real estate development in Oman.
Taj is the best start for the newly borne Teejan Investment and Development Co that will continue and affirm the long record of achievements had been made by Teejan Group which doesn’t spare effort to add a real and great value for the march of development led by HM Sultan Qaboos for the welfare and prosperity of the people and nation.
Fawzi al Harrasi, CEO of Teejan Investment and Development said, “Our new project, Taj will be the beginning of a new stage in the real estate sector in Oman. The buildings in the near future will be all about technology. The smart buildings will be a basic demand and not just an extra option for some people.”
Harrasi highlighted the exceptional specifications of Taj, saying that one of the basic aspects of the project is its strategic location overlooking the Sultan Qaboos Street in Ghala.
He said, “It is a seven-minute drive from Muscat International Airport, a five-minute drive from the [Ghala] industrial area and a ten-minute drive from the Royal Opera House Muscat and the embassies district. Stretching over 3,942 sq m, the 12-storey Taj will have a three-storey underground parking for 270 vehicles, a reception office, restaurants, cafés, a mini market, a bank and other facilities to meet all needs of the employees, customers and visitors.”
Optimising the use of latest technologies, Taj, according to Harrasi, will be the first office building in Oman to be equipped with a robot to work as a guide for the visitors. The building will be equipped with smart lighting and air conditioning systems. All office owners will be able to control the electronic systems at their offices through a smartphone application. Moreover, Taj will have four elevators, special areas on each floor for coffee, a business centre equipped with display screens and sound system, a golf course and a spa with jacuzzi and sauna, to name but a few. Construction work of the Taj Office Building will start within weeks. The project is expected to be delivered early in 2020.
“Putting an eye on the smallest details, Teejan Investment and Development provided and equipped Taj with heat reflective glass, suspended ceilings, porcelain and marble for corridors and entrances, special entrance for the handicapped, fire detection devices, male and female toilets at each floor, prayer rooms, and a fountain at the reception area, CCTV cameras and around the clock security.
The internal design provides safety, comfortability; all communications platforms; such as the internet and the phone lines are made properly to make work easier. Taj is a new concept for excellence in Oman. It is a smart project that fulfills the enthusiasm of the ambitious businessmen and employers. The glass façade adds more beauty to the building. It allows the natural light to go deep into the building, so the power use is reduced. The office spaces are provided with new technologies to save power. The piece of art of the building is the interior design of the corridors and entrances, which mixes the heritage with latest trends to create the best environment for the employees”, added al Harrasi.
“Teejan Investment and Development offers a wide range of facilities for those who want to buy their dream office space at Taj, such as interest-free easy payments through construction phase and a 5pc discount on paying price through one installment. The company signed a number of agreements with some local banks to offer banking facilities. We designed special price packages for the Small and Medium Enterprises, based on our strong believe on the role played by this vital sector in the verification of our national economy and creating more new jobs”, he concluded.
Teejan group have built deep impact on the national development march and have delivered many international standard projects at many fields. The success journey and high quality contributions made its brand an equivalent to creativity and guarantee accurate work. Teejan success is a clear evident that the local market is a strong one that is characterized by stability and standard work environment. The continued achievements of Teejan highlight the great contributions and position of the family companies in the national economy.
Today, Teejan has business at more than 15 fields and activities; trading, contracting, engineering, construction, security and safety, furniture, supply of lab equipment, information technology, and virtual and 3D technology. Moreover, some of the group companies have branches in India, China, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Glenn Meek, General Manager of Better Homes Oman said, “Better Homes are extremely proud to be the exclusive sales agents for the Taj Smart office complex launch.”
“Better Homes Oman is No.1 Leading property off plan marketing company. Our results have been outstanding with the previous off plan project selling out in Just weeks, all based in Central Muscat”
The Taj smart office development has had amazing interest and pre launch sales are well above our and the developers expectations.
Owners of small SME’s are realizing that in around 8 years of owning they could have paid back the cost of purchase and will then have a new asset, free of rent/loan repayments. These owners also see the benefit of retaining thir staff by delivering to them the finest work place in Muscat, easy parking, coffee shops on site , bright comfortable office and chill out areas to name a few. “I expect we will be very busy tomorrow when the press breaks, it is also good news to see investors choose this new market as the right market to invest .