Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has been selected for an estimated $650m contract to build the fourth phase of the Msheireb Downtown development in Doha.

The 43-month contract involves building four blocks with 10 separate buildings with five to 20 storeys sitting above a six-level common basement. The buildings include a 150 room four-star Hotel, two residential buildings, commercial space and a retail centre. The total built-up area is 301,230 square metres.

The works also include completing public areas and landscaping connecting to Msheireb Metro Station, which is under construction.

Qatar Rail appointed CCC to work on the metro station in May replacing the joint venture of South Korea’s Samsung C&T, Spain’s OHL and the local Qatar Building Company (QBC).

In 2013 the contract to build the third phase of the of the Msheireb project was awarded to a joint venture of Japan’s Obayashi and the local HBK Contracting.

The third phase of the mixed-use project will include the construction of 14 buildings covering an area of 148,800 square metres. The buildings will comprise a 192-room hotel, an office building, mosque, health centre and 10 residential buildings.

In 2012, the local/UAE Arabtec Construction was awarded the QR2.3bn ($631m) contract to build phase 2. The contract involves the construction of 10 buildings of two to 19 storeys in height, with a total built-up area of 370,000 sq m.

In 2010, the local contractor in joint venture with South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, was awarded the deal to build phase 1a of the project.

The joint venture of Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex and the local Medgulf Construction won the contract to build phase 1c in 2012. In December 2011, the joint venture of the UK’s Carillion and the local Qatar Building Company was awarded a QR2.37bn contract to build phase 1b.

The 750,000-sq m Msheireb development is one of the largest real estate schemes in the capital. It is located behind the Emiri Diwan administrative centre on Doha corniche.