Doha is stepping up efforts to regenerate the city centre with two new projects that will redevelop the surrounding area.

The first scheme is the Doha Grand Park project. It will involve developing a park similar in design to New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park. The scheme will include food and beverage outlets, museum and other attractions.

The park will be built on the area stretching from the Al-Rayyan road to the tennis centre and from the old British embassy to the road leading on to the corniche.

The client for the project is the Private Engineers Office (PEO) and the local Urbacon International has been appointed to develop the scheme on a design and build contract. The local office of Keo International is the consultant.

Construction awards in Qatar 
($bn)
2006 1.7
2007 3.4
2008 8.6
2009 3.6
2010 7.5
2011 9.4
Source: MEED Projects

The second planned scheme is the redevelopment of the entire corniche. The Emir’s Office is the client for the project and has received design entries from three firms for the project’s masterplan.

Doha is already pushing ahead with another regeneration scheme, the Msheireb project, located behind the Emiri Diwan administrative centre on Doha corniche. The Msheireb development will cover a total area of 75,000 sq m

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

The development is one of the largest real estate schemes in the capital and will contain residential, commercial and retail areas, as well as hotels.