Barwa Real Estate Company, a leading real estate and investment company in Qatar, today launched the second phase of its pioneering project “Barwa Al Baraha” (pictured). Located in the industrial area, the project is expected to develop into a city that will accommodate 53,000 workers and employees. The project has an investment volume of QAR 2 billion.
His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning attended the foundation stone laying ceremony for the second phase of “Barwa Al Baraha”. The ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Hitmi Ali Khalifa Al Hitmi, Chairman of Barwa; Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, CEO of Barwa Real Estate, as well as a number of other senior officials from ministries and organizations were also present.
Following extensive research, Barwa Group established that the first phase of the project focus on establishing Qatar’s largest truck and vehicle parking space, while the second phase of the project focus on building workers accomodation.
Al Subaie expressed his delight at the launch of the second phase of Barwa Al Baraha, a crucial project that would provide housing facilities for workers and employees. “This project meets the needs of the Qatari market, particularly after the FIFA World Cup 2022 win. Barwa Al Baraha reflects Barwa dedication to supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 by contributing towards the country’s urban development”, he added.
The Barwa Al Baraha project reflects Barwa’s longstanding vision and strategy towards developing innovative solutions that correspond to the economic boom taking place in the country. In light of the unprecedented prosperity witnessed by the Qatari economy, expatriate workers represent an essential component of Qatari society. As a result, the Barwa Al Baraha concept was born, a project which is considered a tribute to workers.
Built according to the highest international standards, Barwa Al Baraha aims to provide an integrated workers city that is designed to accommodate 53.000 workers and employees. The accommodation complex on the project consists of 64 buildings, with each block containing four floors with 130 rooms.
The buildings have been distributed into 4 clusters, with each containing 16 buildings, in addition to service facilities and green spaces. The total area allocated to the four clusters is 252.050 square meters and the total built area measures 455.872 square meters and can accommodate 43.000 workers. It is therefore considered the largest workers accommodation in Qatar and the GCC.
The project also provides an array of convenient residential services and facilities, such as, eight dining halls that will provide a variety of dining options to meet the cultural diversity of workers, and laundry services. Each residential cluster will also include 48 shops, public spaces, a mosque, football pitch, basketball court, volleyball court and green areas within an approximate area of 32.500 square meters.
The employee accommodation complex consists of 16 buildings that can accommodate approximately 10.000 employees. Each building consists of three floors with 97 rooms, in addition to dedicated services and green spaces. A total area of 91.500 square meters has been allocated for the buildings, and the estimated total built area is 65.744 square meters. Sports halls, dining halls and an Islamic center are also expected to be included.
The project is also expected to house pre-owned car showrooms and an auction area. Each building consists of a ground floor that contains over 49 showrooms, along with two other floors dedicated to administration offices. The total showroom area is 110.716 square meters and has a total built area of 60,000 square meters. This section of the project aims to secure pre-owned car retail services, and other related services, such as, spare parts.
A total area of 14,000 square meters has also been allocated for pre-owned vehicle auctions. An area measuring 32.886 square meters has also been reserved within the project for different purposes, of which 21.250 square meters has been allocated for workshops that can provide truck and machinery maintenance services, while the remaining 11.636 square meters is reserved for multi-purpose stores.
The project is also expected to feature a shopping center, which will include a supermarket and two floors containing 46 shops. The shopping centre will be built over a total area of 23.200 square meters and a built area of 16.925 square meters. The abundance of such facilities will ensure that resident are able to meet all their needs from within one location and thus avoid having to drive to Doha to shop, and thus reduce congestion, fuel consumption and avoid parking difficulties.
The project’s central administrative building includes 39 office units over three floors within a total area of 38.772 square meters and a built area of 16.423 square meters. The project also includes a health center that covers an area of 10.951 square meters. Equipped with an emergency unit, the health center is expected to provide basic health care for residents of the project and surrounding areas. The project will also feature security and safety centers, including a police station, civil defense center and a fire-control center.
A hotel covering a total area of 15.545 square meters is also being designed to provide further convenience for guests, new workers and visitors from surrounding areas. Located in a prime location the hotel is expected to provide guests with three floors containing 130 rooms. A coffee shop and meeting areas will also be established to provide convenient solutions for truck drivers during their trips to and from Qatar.
The project was developed to provide residents with an abundance of facilities, such as, the entertainment city, which is considered one of the major recreational destinations for project residents and visitors from surrounding areas. The entertainment city stretches over an area of 10,000 square meters and hosts bowling and billiards halls and other games. A total area of 40,000 square meters has also been allocated to a cricket playground, which will be one of the key features of the project.
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