Local developer Musheireb Properties has invited contractors to submit bids for the construction contract for the next phase of its QR20bn ($5.5bn) Musheireb real-estate project in Doha.

Prequalified contractors have until 2 January to submit bids for the phase 1c construction package, which will include building residential apartments, office buildings and a school.

 The list of prequalified groups for phase 1c is the same as for phase 1b of the project, but will not include the joint venture of UK’s Carillion and the local Qatar Building Company, as it was recently awarded the QR2.37bn contract to build phase 1b of the development (MEED 9:12:11).

The prequalified groups include:

  • Aktor (Greece)/Aljaber Engineering (local)
  • Arabtec Construction (UAE)/Arabtec Construction (Qatar)
  • GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Al-Huda Engineering (local)
  • Multiplex (Australia)/Medgulf Construction (local)
  • Six Construct (Belgium)/Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Samsung C&T (South Korea)/Redco Construction (local)
  • Strabag (Austria)/HBK Contracting Company (local)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)/Redco International (local)

The Carillion/Qatar Building Company joint venture will complete all of the substructure and superstructure works for phase 1b, which comprises 15 buildings, including a Mandarin Oriental Hotel containing 158 rooms and 91 service apartments, two office buildings with 52 retail units and 12 residential buildings providing a total of 180 apartments.

Musheireb Properties is also currently prequalifying companies for phase 2 of the project, according to sources in Doha.

The 750,000-square-metre Musheireb 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.

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