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Habtoor Leighton wins Qatar mall and office

13 Oct 11 Habtoor Leighton has won a QR1.06bn (£186m) mixed-use shopping mall and office project in Qatar.

The project represents the first phase of the North Gate mixed-use development in a growing neighbourhood on a strategically important arterial roadway,  north of Doha’s West Bay central business district.

The North Gate Mall is positioned as a mid- to premium-development and has been designed by Callison.

Phase 1 will have a total built-up area of around 375,000m2, with a podium comprising two levels of car park, a three-level mall and six, five-level office buildings.

Construction will start immediately and the project is due for completion in March 2014.

Habtoor Leighton Group CEO and managing director Laurie Voyer said that the new project further illustrated the potential of the Qatar market for the Group. “We’re seeing major opportunities across all our market sectors as the country continues its rapid development, and this is just one example of the type of work we are pursuing,” he said. “We’re targeting a number of large-scale infrastructure and building projects in the country – such as the new Doha Metro and Lusail Expressway - and we see Qatar as one of our key markets going forward.”

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