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UDC signs $218mn contract for Abraj Quartier towers

Construction work on 40-storey towers expected to be completed by January 2016, developer says

Construction works on the $218mn project are expected to be completed by January 2016.

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United Development Company has announced that it has signed a $218mn contract with a leading Qatari construction company to build two office towers in the Abraj Quartier at The Pearl – Qatar.

Standing at 201m in height, the Gateway Office towers are on opposite sides of the main access road to The Pearl – Qatar project. The 40-storey towers will have a built up area of more than 230,000sqm.

Construction work commenced on February 15, 2013 and is expected to be completed by the end of January, 2016.

“These towers will set the standard for the development in terms of quality and architectural articulation for exterior material and finishes and will feature comprehensive smart systems,” said Ebrahim Al Sulaiti, chief executive officer of UDC.

He described the contract as ‘a major step forwards for the Island’.

Abraj Quartier is one of the ten precincts that make up The Pearl-Qatar Island. Developed by United Development Company, the Island is located 350 meters offshore of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District and is one of the largest urban developments in the Gulf.

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