The construction of the new Doha College campus was officially inaugurated at its new Al Wajba site, in a momentous occasion for the school and the international education in Qatar.
School officials and prominent partners associated with the project, such as Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer and HE British Ambassador Ajay Sharma, were among those who came to grace the occasion.
After meticulous consideration and independent guidance from construction consultants Quantex Qatar, Domopan Qatar was tasked with building the inspiring future vision of Doha College. The company has proudly played an important role in the development of Qatar in recent years. Its CEO, Fouad Hamdan, said they are delighted to be part of the ambitious project and are looking forward to delivering a perfectly executed campus in 2020.
An integral part of the funding for the project came from the school’s partnership with Commercial Bank of Qatar, who also considered themselves honoured to be part of the forward-thinking endeavour. Commercial Bank Group CEO Joseph Abraham said that Qatar National Vision 2030 includes amongst its goals, the creation of a world-class education system delivering 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.’
Dr Steffen Sommer said that 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 90,000 square metre campus will offer a six-form Primary School and a ten-form Secondary School, in addition to retaining a four-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. Visit dohacollege.com for more information.