Entrant: UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC)

Project owner: Al-Rayyan Hospitality

EPC contractor: UCC

Consultant: Engineering Consultants Group/Hotels & Resort Construction

Architect: Engineering Consultants Group

Project management: Hill International

Financier: Government

Banana Island Resort Doha is a design-build, five-star, 141-key, 13-hectare, Maldivian-style island resort situated five kilometres off the coast of Doha.

The project involved a diverse range of civil, building and marine engineering work, including reclamation, rock revetment protection, breakwaters, quay walls, jetties and marina pontoons for 30 vessels, an expansive sheltered beach and an array of building works.

The scheme was carried out on a design-build turnkey basis in just 30 months, with the building works comprising overwater villas, holiday chalets, hotel- and family-style accommodation, a wellness centre, spa and Turkish bath, a family entertainment centre, a cinema, surf pools, a putting course, a dive centre, a bowling alley and nine restaurants.

UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) also completed the back-of-house, power-generation centre, reverse osmosis and sewage treatment plants, and all associated infrastructure, together with a VIP guest terminal at Shyoukh Port and a services terminal at Wakra Port.

“UCC is delighted to be named a National Winner in the 2016 edition of the MEED Quality Awards for the Banana Island Resort Doha Project,” says a spokesperson for the Qatar-based international construction services company. “This project is one of several flagship design-build luxury projects that UCC is proud to have delivered on time, within budget, and at an exceptional level of quality.”