The local Msheireb Properties has extended the deadline for commercial bids for the phase two construction contract on the QR20bn ($5.5bn) Msheireb real estate development in Doha.

Contractors now have until 30 July to submit commercial bids for the construction deal. The previous submission date was 16 July. The developer received technical bids from contractors on 21 May.

The second phase will comprise 10 mixed-use buildings, which will cover a total area of 144,888 square metres. This is scheduled to include 68,500 sq m of retail and 27,000 sq m of commercial office space, as well as 24,000 sq m of residential space and a 25,388 sq m hotel.

Msheireb Properties recently received the final submissions for the construction contract for phase 1c of the development. At least eight contractors submitted commercial bids on 11 June. The contractors had submitted the technical part of the tender on 12 March.

Phase 1c will include construction of residential apartments, office buildings and a school.

The 750,000-sq m Msheireb development is one of the largest real estate schemes in the capital. It will be built behind the Emiri Diwan administrative centre on Doha corniche. The scheme will also include an interchange for Doha’s proposed metro system.

Msheireb Properties, the client for the project, was previously known as Dohaland and is part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development.