United Development Company names “Orbital Education” as the Operator of “United School International” in Giardino Village Precinct at The Pearl-Qatar, and awards “Al Darwish Engineering Company” the contract of the Construction Works for the School, as well as awarding “Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company” the contract for the Design & Construction Works of three Gated Compounds in Floresta Gardens Precinct at The Pearl-Qatar

July 18, 2019 / Financial News

Al-Othman: “Total investment value in these projects amounts to approximately QR 1.2 billion”.


Al-Othman: “The designation of ‘Orbital Education’ as the operator of ‘United School International’ reflects UDC’s commitment to offering the very best educational services and internationally recognized certificates”.


Al-Othman: “Constructing ‘United School International’ falls in line with UDC’s commitment to meeting the various educational needs of The Pearl-Qatar as well as the neighborhoods”.


Al-Othman: “The gated compounds in Floresta Gardens Precinct comprise a distinctive residential package offered by United Development Company at The Pearl-Qatar”.


United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Islands, has signed three agreements pertaining to major projects at The Pearl-Qatar.


The first agreement has been signed with “Orbital Education” a leading British educational group, to operate “United School International”, whilst the second agreement has been signed to award “Al Darwish Engineering Company” the contract of the construction works for “United School International”. The third agreement has been signed to award “Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company” to undertake the design and construction works for three gated compounds in the Floresta Gardens Precinct.


In this context, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board, highlighted that the total investment value in these projects amounts to approximately QR 1.2 billion.


Awarding “Orbital Education” the contract to operate “United School International”


Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board, Mr. Kevin McNeany, Chairman of “Orbital Education” co-signed the agreement during a ceremony held at the Oyster Building at The Pearl-Qatar, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Ajay Sharma, the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar. The ceremony brought together representatives from all parties.


“United School International” will be the second school in the State of Qatar to be managed by “Orbital Education”, currently the owner and operator of a growing group of international schools across the globe, such as in Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Russia, China and Ecuador.


These schools cater for students between the ages of 2 and 18 years and specializes in delivering the British Curriculum, to meet the needs of an internationally diverse student population.



Founded in 2005 and headquartered in United Kingdom, “Orbital Education” is the recipient of several international awards, including the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, where “Orbital Education” was one of a select group of educational institutions chosen to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise and has been recognized for its excellence and innovation in international education sector.


Commenting on this achievement, H.E. Mr. Ajay Sharma, the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, said: “I am delighted to congratulate UDC and Orbital Education on this great education collaboration. I am pleased that the British Embassy and the Department of International Trade in Qatar have supported the School to achieve this excellent outcome. Qatar National Vision 2030 concentrates on building a world-class education system and this is what we are committed to deliver. This is a sector which I firmly believe offers the UK and Qatar many exciting opportunities. Education co-operation will strengthen the important relationship between our two countries for generations to come”.


Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board, said: “The designation of ‘Orbital Education’ as the operator of “United School International” reflects UDC’s commitment to offering the very best educational services and internationally recognized certificates. Through our offerings to serve the educational needs of The Pearl-Qatar’s community and neighborhoods, we aim to cement the Island’s position as an attractive destination for families and business professionals alike”.


Mr. Kevin McNeany, Chairman of “Orbital Education” emphasized the importance of the venture, by saying: “Orbital Education is proud to partner with UDC in the foundation of this world class school and to expand its successful presence in the State of Qatar with the addition of this stunning new school to its global portfolio”.


Awarding “Al Darwish Engineering Company” the contract for the construction works for “United School International”


Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board and Dr. Fahd Bakour, Executive Director of “Al Darwish Engineering Company” co-signed the agreement during a ceremony held at the Oyster Building at The Pearl-Qatar. The ceremony brought together representatives from all parties.


“Al Darwish Engineering Company” has, since its establishment in 1950, been a leading contracting company and a key contributor to the construction sector, with prestigious landmark projects in the State of Qatar. Being a Grade ‘A’ classified contracting company in all trades of building, civil engineering, roads and infrastructure, the Company proudly selects a highly-qualified team with the right expertise in supply chain management and construction techniques.



Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board said: “Awarding ‘ Al Darwish Engineering Company’ the construction works of “United School International” falls in line with UDC’s commitment to meeting the various educational needs of The Pearl-Qatar as well as neighborhoods. The development of “United School International” emphasizes UDC's sound strategic vision and future development plans to further bolster the attractiveness of The Pearl-Qatar through distinctive lifestyle offerings that cater to the different needs”.


Dr. Fahad Bakour, Executive Director of “Al Darwish Engineering Company”, said: “On behalf of ‘ Al Darwish Engineering Company’, we would like to thank UDC for selecting us as a leading national contracting company to implement the construction works of “United School International” at The Pearl-Qatar. We are proud to implement this significant educational project and hope that cooperation will continue between us in the interest of our beloved country Qatar”.


Awarding “Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company” the contract for design & construction of three gated compounds in Floresta Gardens Precinct.


Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board and Mr. Fahad Yaqoub Al-Jaidah, Chairman of “Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company” co-signed the agreement during a ceremony held at the Oyster Building at The Pearl-Qatar. The ceremony brought together representatives from all parties.


“Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company”, which was established in 2001, is operating as a “Grade A” construction company in the State of Qatar and is specialized in design, engineering, construction & property management sectors.


The Company has established an integrated management system based on the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and in recognition, the Company has received accolades and certificates from the British Standards Institution (BSI).



In addition, the Company is a GSAS service provider, having completed and is currently executing many iconic projects of various types including, but not limited to, residential compounds, residential & commercial buildings and towers, schools and other projects which are located all around the State of Qatar. These projects are unique landmarks and have been designed and built to the highest quality and sustainability levels, in line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030.


Commenting on this new milestone, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board said: “Awarding ‘Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company’ the contract for the design & construction works of three gated compounds in Floresta Gardens Precinct falls in line with UDC’s ongoing plans to expand its real estate offerings across The Pearl-Qatar, which has become a prime residential and business destination in the State of Qatar. The development of Floresta Gardens Precinct with its three gated compounds reflects UDC’s unwavering commitment to bolster its offerings at one of its most sought-after real estate projects, which will also boost Qatar’s position as an attractive lifestyle destination”.


Mr. Fahad Yaqoub Al Jaidah, Chairman of “Ramaco Trading & Contracting Company” stated: “Our company is very proud to receive the award for the design and construction of this prestigious project at The Pearl-Qatar. This is an accolade which crowns our continual involvement in the real estate development in the State of Qatar and opens the way for us to contribute to the development of The Pearl-Qatar. We will invest our long experience in the design, engineering and construction fields to finalize this prestigious project according to the contract requirements and we will strive to fulfil UDC’s expectations pertaining to this prestigious project”.


It is worth mentioning that the development of “United School International” and 3 gated compounds in Floresta Gardens Precinct is part of UDC’s plans to expand its offerings across The Pearl-Qatar, which is home to around 32,000 residents, a community that is growing rapidly.


“United School International” will span an area of 44,000 sqm and will feature a 500-sqm library, a dining room, an auditorium, a swimming pool area, sports halls, playgrounds, 3,000-sqm open court yards, and parking spaces.


The three-floor school will adopt the British educational curriculum and will accommodate 2,500 students with 102 classrooms; 11 classrooms will accommodate early years while 91 classrooms will cater for primary and secondary school students.



As for Floresta Gardens three gated compounds, each compound will consist of standalone and semi-attached villas with access to facilities that include a club house, swimming pools and green spaces among other amenities. Residents of the gated compounds will also enjoy access to a retail center that serves Floresta Gardens Precinct.


Located in the south of Floresta Gardens, the first compound will comprise eight standalone villas, each consisting of a swimming pool and built up area of 500 sqm, along with 40 semi-attached villas, each comprising a built-up area of 420 sqm and a swimming pool, in addition to a 500 sqm club house.


Situated north of the first compound, the second compound will consist of 11 standalone villas featuring a swimming pool and a 500 sqm built up area along with 24 semi-attached villas, each consisting of a built-up area of 420 sqm, in addition to a 500 sqm club house.


The third and last compound, located north of the second compound, will be home to six 500 sqm standalone villas featuring swimming pools and 25 row villas each consisting of a built-up area of 380 sqm, in addition to a 500 sqm club house.


UDC, the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Islands, is a leading Qatari public shareholding company with a mission to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value.


UDC activities cover a multitude of vital investment sectors including real estate development, property management, infrastructure and utilities, maritime, and hospitality related businesses.

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