Posted on July 10, 2015
Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) as its first official tenant in the commercial district of the company’s prestigious Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD). MDD is the world’s first sustainable regeneration project, and will be a brand new commercial hub for the city of Doha.
The ICSS’s new headquarters will be situated in the Al Baraha area of MDD, which is at the very heart of the commercial district and consists of mid-rise and low-rise buildings, as opposed to stand alone towers. Unlike many other commercial developments, tenants such as ICSS will be fully supported by a range of hospitality, retail, residential and civic offerings on their doorstep. They will also have easy access to a state-of-the-art transport system, providing connections with the rest of Doha.
The building that will house ICSS’s new international headquarters consists of 3,939 sqm of open, energy-efficient, modern office space spread across five floors. As such, it is ideally located and designed to serve as a standalone corporate headquarters. Its distinctive architecture, based on design deeply rooted in Qatari heritage, is complemented with state of the art building systems and smart city technology and connectivity. All buildings in MDD earn points to achieve and have LEED platinum or Gold Certification, supporting local and international business’ environmental and CSR objectives as well.
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Eng. Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi, Chief Executive Officer at Msheireb Properties said: “We are delighted to welcome the ICSS as our first office tenant in MDD. Appropriately, we share a common vision that is to create a sense of integrity and sustainability among the communities we serve and thus contribute to their overall development. I am pleased that they have recognized the advantages of being based in a commercial hub within a broader development with all the amenities they could need and I am confident other organizations will reach the same conclusion. MDD strives to ensure its business partners receive full support and assistance required to achieve their objectives and goals. This will certainly enable their success and, ultimately, ensure that this translates to the growth of Qatar’s economy and further development of our nation.”
Al-Mehshadi added, “We look forward to welcoming more commercial tenants to Msheireb Downtown Doha in the near future - the destination of choice for both local and international businesses.” Mohammed Hajaj Al Shahwani, Vice President, ICSS, said: “As we look to expand our team of international sport safety, security and integrity experts over the next few years, it was crucial to find a location that was not only safe and secure, but also met our growing technical and operational requirements.
“Conveniently located in the heart of Doha, with a full range of services for our staff and high-level guests the ICSS welcomes, as well as excellent communication and transport links, Msheireb Downtown Doha was the ideal choice to become the new home of the ICSS. “We believe the commercial district in Msheireb Downtown Doha also has huge potential to become a thriving international business hub which can cater to a variety of sectors, including sport. As an international organisation headquartered in Qatar, it is a real privilege for the ICSS to become the first tenant of this exciting new project.”