Heart of Doha: Dohaland hits back

Qatari developer claims dispute over performance was to blame

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Dohaland has disputed architecture firm Aedas' reasons for breaking its contract for the multi-billion dollar Heart of Doha project.

Aedas announced earlier this week that it was pulling out of the US$5.5 billion mixed-use project due to 'commercial considerations', but Dohaland has since told Construction Week that the contract was ended because of a dispute over 'performance criteria'.

In a statement, Dohaland said: “It is with great regret that we have reached an end to the contractual relationship with the specific consultant which relates to agreed performance criteria rather than any commercial considerations,” they said.

Dohaland will eventually cover 750,000m2 and include residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment facilities. Last month the project reported one million work hours without an injury to workers that would have stalled work.

In April, a joint venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. and HBK was awarded the AR1.56 billion contract to build the first phase.

Aedas declined to comment on the recent statement.

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