Qatar has successfully transformed itself into one of the world’s fastest growing economy, owing to the discovery of significant oil and gas reserves in the 1970s. As of 2007, Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world.
Possessing more than 15% of the world’s natural gas reserves, Qatar is one of the leaders in the production and export of liquefied natural gas, oil and petrochemicals and is projected to become one of the world’s global energy giants.
In 2010 Qatar was successful in its bid to become the first Arab state to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The win has seen huge boosts in government spending on large-scale infrastructure.
James Cubitt has had a full presence in Qatar since 2006. James Cubitt Qatar has particular expertise in heal care and property, specialising in urban planning, stadiums and sports halls, infrastructure and transportation master planning, building services, and is able to provide total design services supported by James Cubitt’s global network of resource.
Major local projects involvement includes the delivery of structural, civil, façade, security, and fire life safety design for the iconic Qatar Sad Stadium, master planning studies for the national water Museum, as well as engineering and programme management for the Pearl island development which involves the construction of multiple number of residential and commercial buildings.
Through our involvement on the Pearl island project, James Cubitt has developed a sound relationship with local authorities, establishing an in-depth understanding of the Doha future vision and planned infrastructure developments.