Barwa Real Estate Company
Mohammed al-Emadi, project manager
Tel: (+974) 4 499 4252
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.
Barwa Real Estate Company teams up with other firms to form shareholding firm Barwa al-Baraha
Phase 1 put on hold
Bids submitted for phase 2
Phase 1 (infrastructure) complete
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
Main contract completion and commissioning
Source: MEED Projects