Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has won the estimated QR1.15bn ($315m) contract to build the Al-Thumama sports hall in Qatar.

The Qatar Olympic Committee has awarded the contract for the sports hall, which will be built at the future Olympic park at Lusail, on vacant land in close proximity to the road that connects Doha’s West Bay with Al-Khor, close to Qatar Shooting Association and the Lusail racing circuit.

The project involves building a 19,132-seater multi-purpose hall with 16,432 fixed and 2,700 retractable seats for basketball, volleyball and handball games. It will have a basement and five above-ground levels, with a mezzanine between the ground and the first floor. The built-up area will cover 107,650 square metres (sq m).

In late January, Greece’s Aktor won the main construction package for the Al-Sadd Sports Club multi-purpose hall, located close to the Al-Waab intersection in Doha. The multi-purpose sports hall has been designed for basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton and gymnastics, with a total seating capacity of 7,500. The hall will have a total built-up area of 52,200 sq m and will consist of five levels and basement car parking.

On 23 May, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected bids from Doha and the Azerbaijan capital Baku to host the 2020 Olympics as it cut the list of five applicant cities to a final list of three candidate cities. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo will now compete for the rights to host the 2020 Games.