The contract is worth a total of QR415m (£72m) and will last for five years, with the option to extend by a further two years.
The joint venture team been appointed as programme management consultant for building projects, working in association with Ashghal in association and coordination with the PWA and their appointed consultants and contractors. Construction of new public and government buildings and facilities is needed to cater for population and economic as well as the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The joint venture will undertake all the programme management activities required for planning, procurement, and management of the design, supervision and construction contracts for a wide range of projects including Educational, healthcare and leisure facilities, ports and waterfront development and tourism schemes.
EC Harris head of property and social infrastructure Keith Brooks said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Ashghal to deliver this large-scale program of works. This represents a further example of how an integrated approach in partnership with a government organization, enables a faster and more sustainable delivery of ambitious nation building strategies.”
Mace deputy CEO Mark Reynolds said: “This appointment is a unique opportunity to facilitate the development of the public works landscape across Qatar and we are thrilled to be part of the delivery team. The size and scope of the infrastructure project will provide the opportunity to demonstrate how collaboration and partnership can produce a scheme of innovation that places the country’s society at the heart of the project.”
EC Harris and Mace have a history of working in partnership on projects across the Middle East including Doha Festival City in Qatar, retail and hospitality projects in the UAE and major residential developments in Dubai.