QP district

QP district

an exceptional residential complex!

Qatar
  • QP district 1
    QP district 1
  • QP district 5
    QP district 5
  • QP district 3
    QP district 3
  • QP district 2
    QP district 2
  • QP district 4
    QP district 4
  • In the West Bay business district in Doha, the capital of Qatar, Bouygues Bâtiment International, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, delivered one of the biggest property-development projects in the world in partnership with the Qatari companies Midmac Contracting Company and Aljaber Engineering LLC. The Qatar Petroleum District, also known as the QP District, includes nine office blocks, the highest of which has 52 levels, a five-star hotel complex with over 400 rooms, a shopping centre, a conference centre, a mosque, and all of the car parks and external facilities required by these complexes.

  • Qatar Petroleum District is the first Bouygues Bâtiment International project in Qatar. Deputy CEO Benoît de Ruffray highlighted that the Barwa Real Estate Company is a new client in a country where we have never worked before. This partnership with the subsidiary of a sovereign wealth fund is a strategic lever to conquer new markets in countries where these funds make investments."

  • Aside from its sheer size, the principal challenge of this project lies in organisation. Logistics management is one of the biggest challenges in this construction site, where the quantity of materials used is breathtaking: up to 1,000 m3 of concrete and six to ten steel semi-trailers per day during the structural works phase. To increase storage space on-site, an intermediary storage site was planned outside the city, 30 minutes from the site. A team of roughly ten people working on scheduling for the construction site ensure optimum provision, while taking into account hazards in the country.

  • An innovative technical project — guided façade protections! For the safety of site workers during the installation of posts and girders on the outside of the building, a coupled system of rail-guiding and crane-hoisting was used at the QP District construction site in Qatar. This also prevents falls over four levels simultaneously.

  1. 1
    Context
  2. 2
    Testimony
  3. 3
    Ambitions
  4. 4
    Innovation
  5. 5
    Video
  1. 1
    Context
  2. 2
    Testimony
  3. 3
    Ambitions
  4. 4
    Innovation
  5. 5
    Video
  • In the West Bay business district in Doha, the capital of Qatar, Bouygues Bâtiment International, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, delivered one of the biggest property-development projects in the world in partnership with the Qatari companies Midmac Contracting Company and Aljaber Engineering LLC. The Qatar Petroleum District, also known as the QP District, includes nine office blocks, the highest of which has 52 levels, a five-star hotel complex with over 400 rooms, a shopping centre, a conference centre, a mosque, and all of the car parks and external facilities required by these complexes.

  • Qatar Petroleum District is the first Bouygues Bâtiment International project in Qatar. Deputy CEO Benoît de Ruffray highlighted that the Barwa Real Estate Company is a new client in a country where we have never worked before. This partnership with the subsidiary of a sovereign wealth fund is a strategic lever to conquer new markets in countries where these funds make investments."

  • Aside from its sheer size, the principal challenge of this project lies in organisation. Logistics management is one of the biggest challenges in this construction site, where the quantity of materials used is breathtaking: up to 1,000 m3 of concrete and six to ten steel semi-trailers per day during the structural works phase. To increase storage space on-site, an intermediary storage site was planned outside the city, 30 minutes from the site. A team of roughly ten people working on scheduling for the construction site ensure optimum provision, while taking into account hazards in the country.

  • An innovative technical project — guided façade protections! For the safety of site workers during the installation of posts and girders on the outside of the building, a coupled system of rail-guiding and crane-hoisting was used at the QP District construction site in Qatar. This also prevents falls over four levels simultaneously.

QP district An exceptional complex

The construction site kicked off in September 2009 and will be delivered at the end of 2016. During the peak period between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, 7,000 employees were involved. Just these few figures demonstrate the sheer size of the project: 690,000 m2 flooring, 450,000 m3 concrete, 66,000 tonnes steel frames, 330,000 m2 curtain walls, 145 lifts, etc. Altogether, 696,000 m² were built.

QP district A comprehensive security system

Pascal Lenglart, President and CEO of Alcea, states that “taking into account the huge security issues involved in the project, they are particularly proud to have been chosen by Bouygues Construction as their security partner. The trusting relationship between the two meant that all of the hazards involved in such as large-scale project could be confronted. The skills and experience of the technical teams were key to ensuring efficient project management and seeing the project through to the end.”

 

The security system, put in place by the French company Alcea, includes features such as access control, physical obstacles, X-ray screening, worker protection, and anti-intrusion and video surveillance systems. To implement the most suitable security system for the nine towers and three underground levels in the QP District, Alcea Qatar performed a technical study to draw up an implementation plan. In total, 3,000 cameras and 2,500 access control points were installed at the site.

In shortQP district
To view our latest project , subscribe you