Value: $5.5bn

Client

Msheireb Properties

Mohammad al-Marri, projects director

Tel: (+974) 4 459 0459/(+974) 4 405 9787

Consultant

Aecom

Garry Rensburg, project manager

Tel: (+974) 4 458 0150

Developed by Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation, the Msheireb project involves a restoration of 750,000 square metres of downtown Doha. It will restore old buildings and develop new ones in a style evocative of traditional Qatari architecture.

Msheireb will contain 226 buildings when it is complete at the end of 2016, and will house about 27,600 residents. It will have parking for 13,700 cars, a dedicated tramway, and commercial and residential properties.

The real estate scheme will also accommodate retail, cultural and entertainment areas, and 122,217 sq m of parks. Its landmark buildings will include the National Archive, a theatre and four hotels, including the five-star Mandarin Oriental. There will also be a heritage quarter and a primary school for 300 pupils.

Key dates

2009

Excavation and piling works for phase 1a, including Diwan Amiri Quarter and heritage houses, won by the UK’s Bauer International Qatar

April 2010

The local HBK Contracting Company wins substructure and superstructure works, soft landscaping and hard landscaping work for phase 1a

March 2011

Lebanon’s Contracting & Trading wins $145m infrastructure deal for phase 1a

January 2013

Phase 1 (infrastructure works) complete

February 2013

Qatari Arabian Construction Company wins renovation contract for the heritage quarter in phase 1a

Fourth quarter 2016

Msheireb due for completion

Source: MEED Projects