Carillion has been awarded a £395 million contract for a major phase of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project developed by Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
The project is Carillion’s first in Qatar, despite the contractor having been established in the Middle East over the last 40 years and is worth £316 million to the contractor through its 80:20 jv with Qatar Building Company.
The Msheireb Downtown Doha project, a mixed-use development comprising retail, commercial, residential, leisure, cultural and community facilities, is located close to the historic origins of Qatar’s capital city next to the Amiri Diwan.
Work, which will start in December, involves the development and regeneration of 31 hectares in the centre of Doha, to meet the vision and objectives set by the Emir, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
Carillion will be required to meet the objectives of Msheireb Properties in achieving a “Platinum to Gold” rating under the LEED Green Building Rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Carillion group chief executive, John McDonough, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this prestigious project, which will make a major contribution to the regeneration of the centre of Doha.
“We look forward to working with Msheireb Properties to deliver a visionary solution that will meet the high standards of sustainability that have been set for this transformational development.”