As the main contractor for Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium prepares to begin construction in Al Khor, work has begun on workers’ accommodation to accommodate the increased workforce. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Aspire Zone Foundation have entered into a partnership with a local company to construct the workers’ accommodation – the design and construction of the 2,700-capacity accommodation will be undertaken by Al Khor & Dakira Schemes & Services. This will be in addition to the current workers’ accommodation.
Work has begun on workers’ accommodation to accommodate the increased workforce at Al Bayt stadium”We are progressing well at Al Khor and this new workers’ accommodation under construction is the latest sign of that development,” said Ghanim Al Kuwari, executive director of competition venues. “The proposed design for the accommodation was reviewed by the Technical Delivery Office and the Workers Welfare Committee at the SC to ensure alignment with our standards. We are excited for the next stage of work on Al Bayt Stadium to begin. By appointing a local company, we also stand by our commitment to develop the private sector as we progress toward 2022.”
Nasser Al Hajri, project manager of Al Bayt Stadium at the Aspire Zone Foundation, added, “This is another step toward delivering an iconic stadium for the community of Al Khor, one that incorporates the community from the start. Once delivered, the precinct will include retail areas, restaurants and further opportunities for the local residents.”
The SC and Aspire Zone Foundation revealed the name and design for the new 60,000-seat stadium and precinct in Al Khor at a press conference held at Al Khor Sports Club last year.
Enabling works have now been completed on the stadium, and the SC and Aspire Zone have announced that a joint venture between Galfar Al Misnad and Salini Impregilo Group has been appointed as the main contractor for the construction, operation and maintenance of Al Bayt Stadium.
With enabling works on Al Bayt Precinct complete, including temporary on-site offices, hoarding, paving internal roads and ground leveling to enable construction work, the main contractor is due to begin work in September 2015, with completion due in 2018, well ahead of the competition. Other contractors on the site include design consultant Dar Al Handasah, and project manager Projacs.
With a proposed capacity of 60,000, Al Bayt Stadium meets FIFA requirements to host group, quarter-final and semi-final matches during the 2022 World Cup. It is located in the town of Al Khor, 30 miles north of Doha, and draws on the Bayt Al Sha’ar Bedouin tent for inspiration.
Al Bayt Stadium also forms a vital part of the Qatar’s legacy ambitions. The design includes an upper tier of removable seats, which will be donated to other countries to foster football development after the tournament, when the stadium’s capacity will be reduced to 32,000.
Al Bayt is one of five stadia currently under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the others being Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Wakrah Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and Qatar Foundation Stadium.
August 26, 2015