Doha tower project work to resume
Doha, November 4, 2012
Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has relaunched its Doha Convention Centre Tower project after a lapse of more than two years.
The company has invited prequalification bids for the 112-storey project. The last date to bid is December 11.
The tower will have a gross built-up area of 219,000 sq m above grade and 110,000 sq m below-grade for parking facilities.
It rises from a 55m x 55m base at the ground floor with the four sides of 552m-high shear glass facades sloping inward.
It also has a 400m tall concrete structure plus 150m steel helix structure sheathed in a glass façade.
Work on the project was earlier halted following fears that it could disrupt the take off and landing of flights in Doha.
The Doha Convention Centre and Tower project is located in the West Bay Area and will have a host of hotel facilities and apartments, in addition to retail spaces.
The convention area itself will be 100,000 sq m in size, while the tower and centre will include 65,000 sq m of gross office floor space and 25,000 sq m of retail area, reports said.
Lusail Real Estate Development Company is owned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company. – TradeArabia News Service
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