Doha receives bids for bank headquarters

10 January 2011

At least six contractors submit bids for tower project

The International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) has received bids for the contract to build its 225-metre-high headquarters building in Doha.

The bank received bids from at least six contractors on the 6 January 2011. The tower development will be located on Al-Taawon Street, near the Qatar Olympics building.

The 225m high tower will contain 32 floors in addition to five basement levels. The total built-up area of the project will be about 35,000 square metres.

The bidders include:

  • Aktor (Greece)/Redco International (local)
  • Al-Habtoor Leighton Group (UAE/Australia)
  • Al-Seal Trading & Contracting (local)
  • Arabtec Construction (UAE)
  • Commodore Contracting Company (UAE)
  • Qatari Arabian Construction Company (QACC) (Lebanon)

The building was designed by US-based architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. Doha-based KEO International Consultants is the consultant for the project.

The project is the second bank headquarters project that Doha is currently tendering. Qatar National Bank (QNB) has shortlisted two Australian companies for the contract to build its 101-floor, 510-metre-high headquarters in Doha.

According to sources close to the project, the shortlisted firms are Multiplex and Grocon.

The building will have a total built-up area of 235,000 sq m. The project will have five basement levels, 88,000 sq m of parking, 9,000 sq m for the entrance and banking halls, and 138,000 sq m of office space. When complete, it will be one of the world’s tallest buildings after the Burj Khalifa (MEED 3:6:10).

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