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Independent Design House (IDH), further expands globally with the launch of IDH Bahrain in the Middle East.

With an expanding order book and bases in the UK and Poland, the engineering design consultancy already employs 40 people and recently launched IDH North, in Lancashire. 

IDH Bahrain is based in the Gulf, and will also service markets in nearby Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Hany Ibrahim CEng

IDH Bahrain will be run by local partner, Hany Ibrahim CEng, a UK-trained specialist in temporary works. A recent report predicted that the Bahraini construction industry will grow at an average rate of 4.3% between 2022 and 2025.

IDH provides both temporary and permanent works design, with full 2D draughting and 3D modelling services along with all BIM requirements. Clients include industry leading firms such as ISG and Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.  

Hany Ibrahim CEng brings with him 20 years of industry experience. Previous roles include Head of the Technical Department in KSA followed by Associate of Wentworth House Partnership. 

Hany Ibrahim offers an intimate knowledge of the construction process, incorporating safe, efficient, and cost-effective methodologies into projects.

Drawing on the strengths and skillsets of the IDH group, IDH Bahrain will benefit from the central engineering and admin resource pool of the other offices. 

Hany Ibrahim CEng said: “Middle East is presenting excellent business opportunities this year and even more in the next few years. Mega projects are set to come live and some of these projects include those in alignment with Vision 2030 plans that Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia have in place, which aim to help create a thriving post-hydrocarbon economy for the region.” 

“Our vision is not only to establish the business in Bahrain but to expand it to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE.” 

IDH CEO, Tim Burt, added: “I am extremely excited about the opportunities opening IDH Bahrain will generate for us, and I believe it will take us to the next level as a business. We foresee continued growth over the coming months as IDH North and IDH Bahrain come on-stream, and we are genuinely forming an international business.”