Value: $1.1bn

Client

Barwa Real Estate Company

Mohammed al-Emadi, project manager

Tel: (+974) 4 499 4252

Consultant

Qatar Design Consortium

Sai Shreedhar, project manager

Tel: (+974) 4 442 5269

Barwa al-Baraha is a massive complex in Doha’s industrial area being built to accommodate 53,000 of the migrant labourers involved in building Qatar’s mega-projects. The project is due for completion and commissioning in February 2015.

The complex will cover 1.9 million square metres and contain cricket pitches, tennis and basket ball courts, a supermarket, five mosques, cinema screens and a gym. It will also have a three-star hotel with capacity for 100 guests, which can be used by visiting families of the labourers. There will be parking for upto 4,200 vehicles.

Work on phase 1, the city’s infrastructure, was briefly put on hold in 2011, but it was finished in September 2012. Contracts for phase 2 were awarded in December, and work is due to start in the first quarter of 2013.

Key dates

March 2008

Barwa Real Estate Company teams up with other firms to form shareholding firm Barwa al-Baraha

2011

Phase 1 put on hold

June 2012

Bids submitted for phase 2

September 2012

Phase 1 (infrastructure) complete

December 2012

Infrastructure contract for phase 2 awarded to joint venture of China’s Sinohydro and Domopan Qatar; building work awarded to the local Construction & Reconstruction Engineering Company

First quarter 2013

Construction work due to begin

February 2015

Main contract completion and commissioning

Source: MEED Projects