Hill wins Qatar project management contract

20 December 2009

US-based firm with manage the construction of a new shopping mall

US-based Hill International has won the contract to provide project management services on the estimated $110m Al-Waab Mall development in Doha.

Located in the Fereej al-Amir District in downtown Doha, Al-Waab Mall has been designed as a three-storey retail development with parking for 1,300 cars. 

Al-Waab Mall will offer 425,000 square feet of leasable space including a hypermarket, department stores, restaurants, food court and other retail outlets.  The client is Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani, and he wants to open the project in January 2012.

Hill has a large order book of projects in Qatar. It has a joint venture with another US-based firm, Louis Berger, to work with the local Qatar Project Management Company (QPM), which manages projects on behalf of Barwa Real Estate and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company.

As part of that agreement Hill is working on three projects worth $2.9bn, including the $1.3bn Barwa City, the $1.3bn Barwa Financial District, and the $300m Barwa Building Material Factories (MEED 16:11:09).

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