Thursday, June 15, 2006

Leighton awarded US$407 million equestrian centre project in Qatar

Published: Thursday, 15 June, 2006, 12:37 PM Doha Time
Leighton Asia (Southern) has been awarded a US$407 million contract for the construction of the Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy in Qatar for the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
Operating as Gulf Leighton, Leighton is responsible for the construction of a world-class equine management facility that will include:
An equine breeding facility, an equine hospital, an Olympic-standard indoor arena with adjoining outdoor arena.
A members? clubhouse and stables for members? horses.
Apart from these top class facilities, it will also have state-of-the-art stables including separate facilities for different categories of Arabian horses such as breeding and show horses; endurance horses; dressage horses; and showjumping horses. Staff accommodation, with entertainment facilities and a museum.
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