The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has invited contractors to submit bids for the main construction package on the Al-Thumama sports hall to the north of Doha

Contractors have until 15 October to submit bids for the construction deal. The hall will be built on the Lusail development, on vacant land in close proximity of the road that connects Doha’s West Bay with Al-Khor, close to the Qatar Shooting Association and Lusail Racing Circuit.

The project involves building a 19,132-seater multi-purpose hall with 16,432 fixed and 2,700 retractable seats for basketball, volleyball and handball games. It will have a basement and five above ground levels, with a mezzanine between the ground and the first floor. The built-up area is 107,650 sq m.

The QOC is currently evaluating bids for the contract to build the Al-Sadd Sports Club, which will be located close to the Al-Waab intersection in Doha. Contractors submitted bids for the construction package on 7 August.

The multi-purpose sports hall has been designed for basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton and gymnastics, with a total seating capacity of 7,500. The hall will have a total built-up area of 52,200 sq m and will consist of five levels and basement car parking. The hall could be used for the men’s Handball World Championships that Doha will host in January 2015.