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Helping to develop one of the globes most sustainable cities

Downtown Doha, Phase 1B

At a Glance



Contract Type

Commissioning Management



Area (SqFt)

8,225,522 sq ft

Project Value

$ 5,500,000,000


Mixed Use, Environmental

Sustainability reimagined

Situated in the very heart of Doha, Qatar’s capital and economic powerhouse, this ambitious urban redevelopment project encompasses 600,000m2 and represents the royal family’s vision for their city. Marrying modern design with traditional Arabian architecture, the Msheireb will create sustainable urban living that reflects the city’s deep-rooted cultural heritage. SESC are providing integrated commissioning consultancy throughout phases 1B of this project, which will support the design and construction of hotels, a retail galleria, a mosque, a museum, and extensive commercial and residential accommodation. The Cultural Forum Building consists of ground plus six floors including a 500 seat theatre, cinemas, academy for performing arts, library, art galleries with sculpture courts, sky theatre, fine dining restaurant, cafe and retail. Throughout the project SESC worked closely with all stakeholders to ensure all commissioning activities were planned, executed, and documented with total accuracy, on time, and to specification. Our 25 man team co-ordinated commissioning of all MEP and Life Safety systems, including Qatari Civil Defense approvals, as well as co-ordinating all subcontractors and specialists to ensure the project gained LEED Gold certification.

Project in Numbers


Seat theatre


Hectare site


Separate buildings

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