Doha College officially breaks ground at new Al Wajba campus
In a momentous occasion for Doha College and international education in Qatar, the construction of its new campus has been officially inaugurated at its new Al Wajba site. Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal of Doha College; British Ambassador, His Excellency Ajay Sharma; Joseph Abraham, CEO of Commercial Bank; Fouad Hamdan, CEO of main contractor Domopan; and other prominent partners associated with the project, all participated in a historic ground breaking ceremony at the new location, marking the beginning of work on the state-of-the-art campus.
After meticulous consideration and independent guidance from construction consultants Quantex Qatar, the contractor tasked with building the inspiring future vision of Doha College was Domopan Qatar – a company that has proudly played an important role in the development of Qatar in recent years. With the building of this spearheading, educational beacon, Domopan will make its mark ever more prominently on Qatar’s modern landscape. CEO Fouad Hamdan stated: “We are delighted to be part of this ambitious project. We provide innovative and cutting-edge construction practices to address the visionary demands of unique clients such as Doha College, and look forward to delivering a perfectly executed campus in 2020.”
An integral part of the funding for the project has come from a partnership with the Commercial Bank of Qatar, who are honoured to be part of this forward-thinking endeavour. Commercial Bank Group CEO Joseph Abraham said: “Qatar’s National Vision 2030 includes amongst its goals, the creation of a world-class education system delivering a first-rate education. At Commercial Bank we are proud to support this vision through the financing of major projects in the education sector. Doha College has been one of our customers for just over 20 years now and is not only one of the leading schools in Qatar, but has been a pillar of the community since its founding in 1980. We are delighted to support the growth of education in Qatar as the sole financier for Doha College’s new campus in Al Wajba.”
The ceremony was also attended by British Ambassador His Excellency Ajay Sharma, who highlighted the critical significance of the event: “Doha College has been a long-standing provider of quality education to the British and other international communities here in Qatar, and it’s a great pleasure for me to be here and witness the school taking a further step towards providing and outstanding service to the community with this new campus. I wish them every success.”
Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal of Doha College, said: “As one of the most established British schools in Qatar, Doha College boasts a rich history of educational excellence dating back to 1980. I am delighted to be part of the journey that will enhance our legacy and further embed our motto of ‘Excellence for All, Excellence from All’. Our new world-class campus will allow future generations of Doha College students to thrive and unlock their full potential in an environment which is fit for the learning needs of the 21st century.”
The new 90,000m² campus is located at 25°18’8.49”N 51°24’20.98”E and will offer a 6-form Primary School and a 10-form Secondary School, in addition to retaining a 4-form Primary School at its West Bay location. Operations at the school’s Al Waab location will cease and move to the new campus in Al Wajba. The new campus is due to open its doors in September 2020, the year of the 40th anniversary of Doha College. To register your interest in a place at Doha College, visit https://www.dohacollege.com/admissions.
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