Contractor hired to work on $1.6bn Doha mall

Second phase of work to get underway at Doha Festival City

NEWS, Projects, Doha festival city, Project work

RELATED ARTICLE: Arabian MEP announces substation and mall awards | Al-Futtaim Group to develop Moroccan super mall | Drake & Scull wins $110m Mall of Qatar contract

A contractor has been appointed to start construction of phase two at Doha Festival City, Qatar's $1.6bn retail and entertainment destination.

A joint venture of Gulf Contracting Company and Alec Qatar has been hired to start work on the foundations of the mall which is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2016.

The mall will be home to more than 550 brands of which many will be making their debut in Qatar, a statement said.

Phase one was completed last March and included the construction of Qatar's first IKEA store, it added.

Kareem M Shamma, CEO, BASREC, the joint venture which comprises Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Real Estate Services, Qatar Islamic Bank, Aqar Real Estate Investment Company and a private Qatari investor, said: "We are delighted to be laying the foundations for the Phase 2 building works on this magnificent development that will bring new standards of shopping and leisure to all of Qatar's residents and visitors.

"Some of the most sought after names in retail have committed to the project and we are glad to be on track for a timely delivery of this retail, leisure, hospitality and entertainment destination which reflects Qatar's exciting and vibrant future."

Darrell Bergesen, board member of GCC/Alec Qatar JV, added: "It is an honour to be awarded as the contractor to lead the construction of a shopping mall that is set to be one of the largest and most prominent in the Middle East."

The contract was awarded following the completion and approval of the project's master plan and traffic impact study.

Most popular


CW Oman Awards 2020: Meet the winners
A round of the thirteen winning names at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2020 that


Leaders UAE 2020: Building a sustainable, 'resilient' infra
AESG’s Phillipa Grant, Burohappold’s Farah Naz, and Samana's Imran Farooq on a sustainable built environment
CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 767
Sep 01, 2020