"Barwa Real Estate Group officially appointed the leading local consultancy Arab Engineering Bureau, for the delivery of the company’s newest development “Motor City”. Eng. Ahmad Abdulla Al Abdulla, Acting Group CEO of Barwa Real Estate, and Eng. Ibrahim Al Jaidah, CEO/ Chief Architect of Arab Engineering Bureau signed an agreement as per which the Arab Engineering Bureau will be providing the “Motor City” project with Pre –Concept Master Plan, Infrastructure and Architectural Design, in addition to Cost Management and Tender Documentation services, as part of a transaction worth QR 49 million.
Arab Engineering Bureau
Founded in 1966, the Arab Engineering Bureau is an award winning full service architectural design and consultancy firm which draws on the strengths of a unique architectural methodology, established by its CEO Ibrahim Jaidah, which portrays the present development and where appropriate, preserves and articulates the traditional Qatari Architecture. The firm works across extensively divergent project scales, typologies and environmental conditions with its approach grounded in the search for contextually appropriate and environmentally sustainable solutions. With a growing number of GSAS projects in its portfolio, the firm considers every project to be a benefactor to a sustainable environment, local economy and community.
Arab Engineering Bureau is working in collaboration with Stantec to deliver design consultancy services which include master planning, roads& infrastructure, building architecture & engineering design. Stantec is a multinational consulting group with over 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations, including offices in the region. Founded in 1954, Stantec is a leading North American based architecture / engineering firm that designs with community in mind. Having designed similar motor related projects worldwide and in the region, this collaboration besides ensuring a delivery of a world class specialized development also enables transfer of know-how to the local consultants and community.
The added value
The “Motor City”, comes under Barwa Real Estate’s social and economic contributions to the Qatari Society as it enables young merchants to start their businesses using commercial units with encouraging prices. This collaboration with Arab Engineering Bureau, adds on value to the social and economic dimensions which the “Motor City” holds, as it encourages doing business with Qatari companies, benefitting from domestic resources and importing knowledge economy concepts into Qatar by sharing & utilizing specialized knowledge borrowed from foreign companies.
Barwa Real Estate had revealed the “Motor City” project earlier in Oct, during a press conference attended by Barwa higher management and the press; following its rental of a land extending over 1,150,000 square meters, located in Rawdat Rashid near Salwa Road, to develop and run the “Motor City”.
Upon its completion, the Motor City will provide showrooms with wide range of used-cars services, car workshops, maintenance centres, and warehouses for used cars as well as rent-a-car services. More services such as offices for Traffic Department, Technical Testing, offices for Ministry of Interior, Civil Defence, Ministry of Municipality, banks and car insurance office will also be available at the location. Moreover, the project will contain commercial units, a hotel, staff accommodation for families, workers accommodation, a driving school, a race track, in addition to other necessary facilities."