Lusail Car Park

The Lusail underground car parks were the first infrastructure delivered in this new city emerging out of the Qatari desert to the north of Doha. Our subsidiary QDVC carried out this design-build mandate for four underground car parks measuring 250 metres long, 45 metres wide and 13 metres high, each with a capacity to receive 550 vehicles. The high level of comfort and facility offered by the car parks is atypical. The contract also included the construction of three power substations for Kharamaa, Qatar’s electricity supplier, and a telephone exchange for Qatar Telecom.


Lusail, a new city located north of Doha, will probably have a population of 200,000 and a daily commuter volume twice as large; therefore, construction of a car park was essential for the city’s logistics.
Thanks to a technical audit, builder QDVC was able to forecast needs relating to the operation of the luxury car park zone in Lusail. Customised solutions were proposed to facilitate parking.
The city’s car parks are carefully located, interconnected with Lusail light rail stations, and well laid-out on the sites expected to receive a considerable number of visitors.


The project includes: the design and construction of four 3-storey underground car parks. With a total floor area of 150,000 m², each parking has a capacity of 550 spaces, that is, 65 m² per space (three times more than a “standard” French parking space).
In the design phase, four reserved parking spaces for the disabled per level and 60 moving walkways, 48 escalators, and 16 lifts to enhance the mobility of users were included. Such equipment is worthy of an airport like Orly in the south of Paris. In view of extreme summer temperatures, an air-conditioned space was installed on each level so that users would not have to walk more than 50 metres before reaching an air-conditioned corridor to exit the car park.
In addition to this contract, QDVC was also awarded the construction of technical tunnels to house the city’s telephone, electric and water networks along 1.8 km around the four car parks. These tunnels are 3 metres high and 12 metres wide and are designed for easier maintenance of networks without disruption to surface traffic.
The car parks were integrated into the surroundings through urban landscaping. There are 26 gardens of different sizes for each car park (this represents 1,600 trees, 140,000 ground cover plants, and 110 palm trees).
Finally, for this project, we were the first construction company to receive the QSAS prize for best practices awarded by the Barwa Qatari Diar Research Institute in Qatar.

The Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) is the first rating system based on development criteria in the Middle Eastern and North African region. It was fine-tuned by the Barwa and Qatari Diar Research Institute as well as the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. Its goal is to create a sustainable urban environment. It is also developing an independent energy rating system for buildings to support green construction in Qatar.


Lusail, the new city in the northeast of the country, will be home to more than 200,000 people.
The car parks offer direct access to stations of the future urban tramway connecting Lusail’s varied infrastructure. They are one of the first constructions in the new city of Lusail, which is located around 15 kilometres to the north of the Doha city centre.
This project draws on a modern and effective vision of urban development by installing infrastructure even before the city is populated or becomes congested.
In the new city of Lusail, QDVC is also constructing the country’s first light rail transit, the LRT.

Project participants

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment

Project management

Key figures

Implementation dates
August 2007 to June 2016

2,078 piles

120,000 m³

Ground cover
108,000 m²


“Being the first construction company to receive the QSAS prize gives us a sense of responsibility towards the construction sector in Qatar. By sharing our good environmental practices, we are contributing to the sustainable development of Qatar.”

Sheikha Athba Al Thani, Director, Sustainable Development, QVDC