Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) unveiled the designs for the Qatar Foundation Stadium in Education City on 2 December, as part of its preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

The stadium will have a capacity of 40,000, smaller than originally planned. It is scheduled to be completed in 2018, in time to host Fifa World Cup 2022 matches up to the quarter-final stage.

RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects is the design consultant for Qatar Foundation Stadium, while Astad Project Management is the project manager.

The stadium facilities will include medical clinics, gymnasiums, a swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches, restaurants and cafes.

The development will target a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) Gold Sustainability Building Certification by featuring innovative cooling systems and photovoltaic and solar thermal panels to provide electricity and hot water. After the tournament, the stadium will be reduced to a capacity of 25,000 and its grass pitch replaced with an artificial one for future use.

The SCDL can now push ahead with stadium building as Fifa confirmed it would not strip Qatar of the tournament, despite allegations of corruption in the bidding process.

Qatar has previously rejected designs for the Lusail stadium, the centrepiece of its World Cup event, on the grounds that the design did not adequately reflect Qatar’s identity.

Construction work is under way on two of the eight stadiums Qatar is building to meet Fifa World Cup standards. Bids for the main construction contracts on another two are due before the end of 2014.