Barwa signs consultancy & design agreement with Arab Engineering for Village Expansion project
Posted on 30th January 2015
Qatar-based Barwa Real Estate said it has signed a strategic agreement with Arab Engineering Bureau to provide consultancy and design services for its Barwa Village expansion project..
This is Barwa's second collaboration with the Arab Engineering Bureau after the Motor City project, said Ahmad Abdulla Al Abdulla, the acting group chief executive of Barwa Real Estate after inking the deal with Ibrahim Al Jaidah, the CEO/chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau, according to news reports in Trade Arabia.
The scope of work includes the development of an additional strip of land attached to the existing Barwa village with 11,100 sq uare meters plot into mixed-use buildings with retail, showroom and residential facilities.
The project coming up on AlWakra road also involves the development of some other vacant plots in Barwa village into retail units and showrooms, with a total covered area of 12,500 square meters and total built up area of 32,491 square meters.
The expansion will include a strip building consisting of ground floor and mezzanine offering commercial units, and first & second floors for residential units, said Al Abdulla.
According to him, two plaza buildings will also be constructed under the project in addition to a retail building and showrooms building, each of which will consist of ground floor and a mezzanine.
The overall commercial component will offer a total of 119 shops and the residential component will offer 88 residential units that vary in size, he added.
Al Abdulla said the decision of expanding Barwa Village comes in response to business owners and tenants’ desire for Barwa to release more units with competitive rent value, especially after the rise in rents of both commercial and residential units which the real estate market is experiencing.
"The increasing popularity of Barwa Village and its distinctive location on Wakra-Doha main road have also been reasons for the increasing demand of business owners and tenants to be part of the project. Being close to Hamad International Airport and the F-ring road, add up to those factors and give visitors easy access to the project," he added.
In the first phase of Barwa Village, the project offered 458 residential units and 918 commercial units, with amenities and services such as a school, a nursery, a hypermarket, an office building, a medical centre, a fitness club and a mosque, said the statement from the Qatari developer.
The project now gathers a number of popular shopping stores which attracts shoppers from all over Qatar, it added. Arab Engineering Bureau said as per the contract it will complete the work within a year. The construction work on the project is likely to start in June and will get completed by December 2016.
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