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Al Wakrah Stadium above-ground work to begin soon

Substructure works at Al Wakrah Stadium are advancing to prepare for the start of works above ground on the superstructure before the end of 2016.

Substructure works at Al Wakrah Stadium are advancing to prepare for the start of works above ground on the superstructure before the end of 2016.
Substructure works at Al Wakrah Stadium are advancing to prepare for the start of works above ground on the superstructure before the end of 2016.

Al Wakrah Stadium is soon set to start the above-ground construction works.

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), reported on its website that superstructure phase of construction is due to start on Al Wakrah Stadium and completion of the stadium is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

The site’s project manager, Thani Al Zarraa, SC has confirmed that the main construction works are progressing towards preparation for the works above ground on the superstructure before the end of 2016. These works include the foundation, excavation and the cast of 84 piles during enabling works and another 24 to be cast by the main contractor.

Six tower cranes will be installed around the bowl, one of them weighing 40 tonnes and five of 20 tonnes each, the main contractor has revealed.

Al Zarraa added: “The main contractor works are advancing well towards the start of the superstructure phase.

“In the coming months, a mega crane will be set up at the site to install the steel structure.”

He continued that works have also begun on the mess hall for the labourers on site, which currently number close to 400.

“We are also working on additional site offices that will have an area for stadium models,” he said.

Located in one of Qatar’s oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah Stadium is the only FIFA World Cup stadium designed by Zaha Hadid.

The future home of Al Wakrah Sports Club, the arena will be surrounded by approximately 560,000m² (60ha) of legacy precinct with a new sports centre and community hub, including a park, mosque, school, hotel, wedding hall, vocational training centre, and retail outlets.

In keeping with Qatar’s vision to convert the precinct to legacy mode, the stadium will be reduced to 20,000 seats, with the upper tiers sent to developing countries in need of sporting infrastructure.

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