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Posted On: 29 June 2010 01:06 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

World Trade Centre Tower to be built in West Bay

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A new 50-storied commercial and recreational tower will be built in West Bay within two years. Announcing this yesterday, Sheikh Nasser bin Ali al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Company (QGIRCO) said the project, named World Trade Centre Tower, would be ready by the summer of 2012. Sheikh Nasser’s group is the tower’s promoter. The project is estimated to cost QR520mn. He said the complex would also have a four-level basement parking facility for over 1,100 cars. The total built-up area will be 141,760sq m. Sheikh Nasser said office space was still in great demand in Qatar as the country’s economy continued to boom and several international companies were showing interest in commencing operations here. “The project we are executing will meet the requirements of the customers in a big way,” he said. Designed with the latest building technology, the tower will be unique in many ways, according to the promoters. Sheikh Nasser said the car parking areas will be accessible through two separate ramps -one linear and the other spiral, one car park lift, and 2x2 way escalators. It will also comprise a fire exit staircase, he said. The car parking alone will have a built-up area of 41,660sq m. The complex’s podium starts from the ground level running up to the third floor, with a built-up area of 25,235sq m. A two-level auditorium, to be built in cylindrical shape, with a capacity of 523 seats will be one of its major attractions of the facility, spread over 990sq m. The auditorium’s stage will feature a piano lift platform and a back-panel partition for stage extension. Besides the auditorium, the podium’s other main attraction will be an exhibition-convention hall on the first floor, to be spread in 1,775sq m. Other major highlights are lobbies, coffee shops and a convention plaza among others. Offices will be located in a 2,500sq m area. The six-storey sphere structure of the complex will consist of an auditorium, and five levels of office-spaces with a built-up area of 2,690sq m. The proposed link from the tower to the third floor podium will serve as access from the tower building. The tower comprises offices, recreational and technical floors, according to the promoters. It will consist of low rise lifts (ground to the 13th floor), medium rise lifts (13th to the 24th floor), high rise lifts (24th to the 34th floor), and sky rise lifts (34th to the 48th floor). The tower’s main attraction however will be the 43 levels of office floors - from the 4th to the 46th - with a built-up space of 70,100sq m. Two recreational floors on the 47th and 48th floors will serve as executive clubs, which will cover a total area of 2,700sq m. The two technical floors (49 and 50) will be spread over an area of 1,370sq m. Sheikh Nasser and Riad Kamal, chairman of Arabtec, exchanged documents after signing the construction contract of the project. Arabtec is executing the project. Its design and project consultants are MZ Partners and Projects respectively.