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UDC to spend QR716 million on new Pearl-Qatar projects

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Rendering of villas at Giardino Village, The Pearl-Qatar
Rendering of villas at Giardino Village, The Pearl-Qatar

Updated with additional information on the Giardino Village works

Construction on a new residential district that contains the Pearl-Qatar’s first school and hospital is expected to begin shortly, island developer UDC has said.

This week, it signed a contract with Indian contractor Navayuga Engineering Co. to undertake infrastructure works for Giardino Village, near Qanat Quartier.

The agreement was one of three contracts worth QR716 million UDC said it signed this week to further develop the island.

Map of the Pearl-Qatar, showing location of Giardino Village
Map of the Pearl-Qatar, showing location of Giardino Village

The other deals included one to build 10 luxury villas in the new area, which “promises to be one of the finest and most luxurious residential dwellings” in the country.

And finally, a developer has been commissioned to work on Al Mutahidah Towers in Viva Bahriya.

Giardino Village

Giardino Village is expected to have detached “luxury” villas, set in gated communities and surrounded by gardens and landscaping, with clubhouses and sports facilities on site.

In a statement this week, UDC said there will also be a hospital in the development. However, it has not released any further details about this.

In addition, there will be a private school and nursery on a 83,746 square meter plot nearby.

UDC sought investors for the school project in June this year.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

At the time, an official told Doha News that it would be run by a yet-to-be determined international education operator and cater to children ages 3 to 18 years old.

Construction on the complex is due to begin early next year. But details about the school’s main contractor or who will operate it have not been announced yet.

Other works

Separately, Navayuga Engineering will be responsible for readying the currently undeveloped land for the main construction.

Its scope includes installing electricity, water, telecommunications facilities and to install a centralized solid waste management vacuum system that replaces garbage trucks on the Pearl.

Rendering of Giardino Villas district on the Pearl Qatar
Rendering of Giardino Villas district on the Pearl Qatar

Additionally, it will build roads and a storm water management network, erect signage and street lighting and landscape the district, general manager Ravi Kishore told Doha News.

Work will get underway shortly and is expected to take around 15 months. The firm said it will minimize the disturbance to nearby residents by using noise and dust control measures.

The firm is not responsible for the infrastructure for the hospital and school, which is being awarded to other contractors, it said.

More accommodation

UDC also signed a contract this week with local firm Promer Qatar to build 10, five-bedroom villas in the neighborhood.

They are expected to be completed by the middle of 2018.

Rendering of new villas in Giardino Village
Rendering of new villas in Giardino Village

UDC started marketing plots for sale in the area last October, offering discounts for early and bulk purchases as an incentive to boost sales.

The plots ranged in size from 520 to 1,570 square meters. However, buyers have to develop their site according to strict design guidelines to ensure the “Village’s minimum aesthetic expectations,” UDC said.

Finally, the island’s developer this week confirmed the developer for its Al Mutahidah Towers in Viva Bahriya.

Rendering of Al Mutahidah Towers on the Pearl-Qatar
Rendering of Al Mutahidah Towers on the Pearl-Qatar

Leighton Contracting Qatar will build the 480-apartment, beach-front complex.

Piling work has been underway for the last two months. And construction of the block is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, UDC said.

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