Qatar Petroleum receives bids for Lusail car parks

24 February 2010

Deal covers construction of parking structures and temporary site offices

State-run oil company Qatar Petroleum (QP) has received bids for a contract for the enabling works and car parks at its headquarters complex at Lusail.

The contract involves building two parking structures and temporary site offices, as well as general enabling works such as site levelling and fencing.

The parking structures will be on the east and the west sides of the development. Each will have two basement levels and four floors above ground level. In total, they will provide 4,400 parking spaces and will cover a total built-up area of 180,000 square metres.

The temporary offices will be able to accommodate 150 staff, with a built-up area of about 3,500 square metres, together with parking for another 180 cars.

QP is also tendering a larger contract to build the complex’s office building structures. Contractors are preparing to submit bids for that contract on 28 February. The project consists of four office towers of nine to 15 floors, linked by a ground level concourse.

The complex includes a main office tower and a series of interconnected mid-rise office buildings that will be used by about 3,000 QP staff. There will also be a medical centre, corporate training facilities, data centres, multi-floor car parks, recreational facilities, a sports stadium and associated infrastructure.

The development will have a total of 540,000 square metres of gross built space and 300,000 square metres of outdoor landscaping.

Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the architect for the buildings and US-based Martha Schwartz Partners designed the landscaping.

In mid-February, QP began discussions with local developer Barwa Real Estate Company to buy Barwa Financial District. If the sale is completed, QP will use the 71,000-square-metre project as its corporate centre for administration, general operations and financial activities. It is not clear if the sale will affect the future of the new QP complex at Lusail (MEED 14:2:10).

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