Msheireb signs $411mn Downtown Doha agreement

Joint venture between Brookfield Multiplex and Medgulf will be main building contractors for Phase 1C of $5.49bn project

Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s sustainable developer, has appointed Brookfield Multiplex Medgulf WLL, a consortium between Brookfield Multiplex and Medgulf, as the main building contractors for a key section of the $5.49bn Msheireb Downtown Doha master-plan.

The $411.9mn agreement sees the consortium responsible for the construction of all the substructure and superstructure works of Phase 1C of the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

“With the award of this contract, we move closer to realising our vision of creating the world’s largest sustainable regeneration project. Enabling work on both Phase 1B and 1C is now completed and the building of foundations for Phase 1C is now progressing,” said Engineer Mohammed Al Marri, chief officer for Design and Delivery at Msheireb Properties.

The joint venture between Canadian-owned Brookfield Multiplex and the local firm Medgulf has been engaged to deliver the project to the highest environmental standards. Such collaborations between international and local contractors have been part of our strategy to help develop and grow local capabilities and expertise,” he added.

The project incorporates a total constructed area of 225,000m2, the developer said, with 122,000m2 set to be three levels of basement parking with space for 1,200 vehicles, logistic and plant areas, including district cooling and a 66kVA electrical substation.

Above grade, Phase 1C consists of 10 buildings, including four office blocks with 30 ground level retail outlets, five residential buildings, 51 apartments and primary school with a day-care centre.

Major infrastructure inside the Phase will include a district cooling plant, a 66 kilovolt substation, a mobile telecommunication node and a hub for automated waste collection.

Construction of Msheireb Downtown Doha started in 2010 and development is scheduled to be completed in five phases from 2012. The $425mn construction contract for the first phase of the project was awarded to a consortium between Hyundai Engineering and Construction and HBK Contracting Company.

Drake and Scull Water & Power, the DSI subsidiary, was commissioned to build the project’s energy efficient district cooling plants.

The agreement with Brookfield Multiplex Medgulf follows the appointment of Carillion in March of 2012 to complete building works on Phase 1B. The next procurement award is set to be announced for the sub and superstructure works for Phase 2.


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