United Development Company (UDC) has awarded contracts for Gewan Island’s building and landscape package to China Railway 18th Bureau, and has equally tasked Navayuga Engineering Company with infrastructure works on the island.
UDC’s investment in these packages amounts to about QR1.5bn; development works are expected to be completed in 2022, it was announced in a statement Saturday.
Crystal Walkway in Gewan Island (design)
UDC president and CEO Ibrahim Jassim al-Othman, who is also member of the board, said: “Despite the current exceptionally difficult conditions, UDC continues to pursue the development phases of all its projects as part of an action plan based on enhancing operational flexibility to achieve sustainable growth for the company and to create new opportunities and long-term revenue streams, while attaching great importance to the safety of employees, residents and contractors alike by applying the necessary precautions.”
As part of the building and landscape package, China Railway 18th Bureau is expected to undertake works on Gewan Island’s common basement structure, including services and finishes to all 15 buildings being developed by UDC, which will deliver 586 apartment units, 11,000sq m of retail area, a mixed-use climate-controlled Crystal Walk, and a 71,000sq m common basement parking.
The building and landscape package also includes development of designated roads and road connections, the island’s clubhouse, prayer rooms, and 20 standalone seaside villas, in addition to the installation of island-wide CCTV surveillance and landscaping of all public spaces and 15 UDC buildings.
The scope of work for the infrastructure package carried out by Navayuga Engineering Company will cover primary service installations across the island, including main power and chilled water supply, automatic solid waste system, utility structures, boundary walls, and gates to villa plots, as well as several bridge crossings connecting different residential districts on the island.
Gewan Island, UDC’s latest real-estate project, is situated next to The Pearl-Qatar, spanning 400,000sq m. Once completed, the island will accommodate 3,500 residents and a similar number of daily visitors.
Gewan Island will be home to 659 residential units, including 586 apartments, 20 standalone villas located along a placid beach in a quiet and gated seaside community, as well as 21 beachfront villas with private beach, 26 waterfront villas that are equipped with private pontoons for private boats, and six independent island villas, in addition to 11,000sq m of retail spaces and 15 multi-use buildings.
Gewan Island will also feature a golf course with the five-star Corinthia Doha Hotel and connected beach club, an air conditioned ‘crystal walkway’ outdoor promenade, a seaside boardwalk, parks, and green areas, which will play a major role in attracting various new brands to Doha. The island will also be home to entertainment facilities, a clubhouse and a mosque.