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Qatar picks contractor for latest World Cup stadium

7 Sep 16 The main contractor for the Qatar Foundation Stadium has been named by the country’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

The construction will be carried out by a joint venture led by Cyprus-based contractor Joannou & Paraskevaides with Conspel Qatar.

Astad Project Management will carry out project management, construction management and construction supervision.

The stadium, which is located in Doha’s Education City, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019 and will host fixtures up to the quarter-final stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“Over the next four years we’ll be working closely with our new partners to ensure we deliver an outstanding, legacy-orientated stadium at Education City that will serve the community long after the last ball is kicked,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Supreme Committee secretary general.

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“Today marks a major step in Qatar Foundation Stadium’s progress,” said  SC technical delivery office chairman Hilal Al-Kuwari. “This signing demonstrates the progress being made as we head towards 2022, with five stadiums sites now at main construction stage. The next 12 months will be crucial for the tournament’s progression as we prepare another three sites for works, with the SC and its partners managing eight live construction sites by mid-2017.”

The Qatar Foundation Stadium is located within the Hamad Bin Khalifa Sports Complex located in the Western area of the Education City South campus. The stadium will have a net capacity of 40,000 spectators, which will be reduced to a net capacity of 25,000 seats after the tournament to fulfil Education City’s own legacy needs.

Qatar Foundation Stadium design is inspired by complex geometrical patterns designed to pay tribute to traditional Islamic architecture.

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