Donald Slade

BTech Eng: Civil, ECSA-PR Tech Eng, GSAS CGP

Operations Director, Qatar

Doha, Qatar
+974 3380 5578

Donald is the key contact for Cundall's Civil and Structural Engineering in the Middle East

Donald joined the Cundall Qatar office in 2012 as the Civil / Structural Director for the MENA region. Donald has been working in the Middle East since 1998 after moving from South Africa, where he studied Civil Engineering.

Donald has a broad experience across most sectors, and has delivered civil and structural engineered solutions on high profile projects, including The New York University-Abu Dhabi, Old Town Residential-Burj Dubai, DIFC Gate Village, Madinat Jumeirah Resort and Dubai International Airport. Donald has an enthusiastic focus on build-ability in design and quality delivery of projects, within both Traditional and Design & Build procurement streams.

Donald prides himself for providing appropriate and innovative engineering solutions on projects while considering constructability in design. In 2013 Donald certified as a Green Professional for the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). He is also a member of the Qatar British Business Forum.

Donald is married with two children and is interested in golf, reading, cooking, travel and family activities.

  • The New York University, Abu Dhabi
  • Old Town Residential, Burj Dubai
  • DIFC Gate Village, Dubai
  • Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
  • Dubai International Airport
  • Al Wajba Palace


Bahrain Bay Master Plan

Bahrain Bay Masterplan

Cundall was responsible for masterplanning of two new plot areas for civil, MEP and transportation disciplines within the Bahrain Bay Development, an ambitious master plan that will redefine the Manama seafront.

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Exterior of Hotel, CGI

Solis Hotel, Doha

Cundall was employed to carry out detailed design of the civil works for the Solis Hotel development which included road design, drainage design and external works detailing. 

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VVIP Palace, Doha

VVIP Palace, Doha

Cundall was employed to carry out external works design and site implementation for a new 45,000m² VVIP Palace in Doha. The palace includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a 7 star spa and gym all with extremely high spec finishes required by this client.

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Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.