Updated with remarks from contractor
Construction is set to begin on a huge new residential high-rise building in the Pearl-Qatar‘s Viva Bahriya district, its developer has announced.
It’s likely to be noisy for a while, as a total of 917 piles will be driven into the ground on the waterfront site over the coming months.
This will allow ground preparations for the latest development on the man-made island – a 450-apartment block called Al Mutahidah Towers.
Indian contractor Navayuga Engineering Co. has been hired to do the project’s piling, excavation and back-filing, United Development Co. (UDC) said in a statement this week.
The work is expected to continue until January 2017, and then above-ground construction is expected to begin.
The towers are due to be finished by the end of 2019, UDC added.
Speaking to Doha News, Navayuga Engineering’s deputy general manager said onsite work hours will be “restricted to daylight hours in the Pearl to minimize inconvenience to our neighbors.”
Abdullah Syed added that the building will be about 20 stories, in line with other Viva Bahriya towers.
“We are pleased to be of service to prestigious clients like UDC. As a market leader in specialized foundations, it is our privilege to contribute our expertise towards Qatar’s growth,” he said.
A feature at Cityscape in April this year, the complex will have a range of apartment sizes, from studios to penthouses.
Facilities will include a gym, swimming pools, multi-purpose halls and direct beach access, Gulf Times reported at the time.
There are also plans for some shops at its ground level.