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Cundall’s office is an exemplar of health and wellbeing. As a market leader across the world Cundall have embedded global best practice into their new, 5,866 sq ft, space. This has created an environment that encourages healthy working within a healthy and enjoyable environment, bringing together all our disciplines into a single open plan area. The building itself has a wonderful internal well-lit atrium and high-quality restaurants that sets the scene for all visitors and staff alike. 

Some of the key features of the office include:

  • The Mshreibia art piece, which was recycled, is a beautiful hand-crafted partition with a biophilic finish adds culture to the main entrance, supports local art and ties in with sustainability.
  • The air quality was another major consideration for the office design. All material procured and used on site has met strict VOC certification criteria of the WELL building standard®. Fresh air supply exceeded ASHRAE 62.1 by over 30%.
  • Drinkable tap water. In addition to this we were able to design a system to use waste condensate water which is collected from the FCUs and recycled (for free!) to irrigate over 270 plants within the office.

Based on the office location, we have attained numerous benefits without having to make additional provisions. Some of these include outdoor biophilia, public transportation: the site considered the proximity to Bin Mahmoud train station which will be within walking distance; cycling provision: the installation of bicycle rack by the landlord, coupled with showers, lockers and bike repair kit means that staff can now opt to cycle into the office as some had requested.

Richard Stratton, Managing Director MENA said: “We are very proud of our new office in Qatar. Our Qatar office is unique in that we are a locally owned business but operated to the highest international expertise and delivery standards. Our Qatar business is a very important part of our global business and has contributed significantly to the overall global business development. Our seven year journey has created opportunities for us to participate in some very exciting and large projects so our investment in our new home in Doha is simply a natural progression. We have a great team and they deserve a workplace that facilitates and nurtures their creativity and focuses on health and wellbeing. The feedback and comments at our recent launch event were fantastic and we hope to continue further on that positive note, winning more exciting projects in the region."

Chris Lynn, Managing Director in Qatar said: “Our new office designed to the WELL Building Standard® is the FIRST of its kind in Qatar. Our visitors appear genuinely blown away with the quality and style as they often comment that they have not seen anything like it in Qatar. Our office launch party was an enormous success and sends a loud message to the market that Cundall Qatar are a high-quality consultant that leads from the front. We have a small but very talented architectural team in-house, which complements our engineering teams and gives an important capability in Qatar of a “one-stop shop” offer to the market. Our new WELL office provides us with an exemplary design that seemingly everybody wants to come and look at now the news is out."

Overall the new office space has become a great success for providing healthy space for our people as well as an impressive and 1st of its kind office for our visitors. It has positively influenced perception of Cundall in Qatar and hopefully will lead to more success in the future.

A video story about our office fit out can be found here.

Please click here to see the pictures from the launch event.

Our office address is:

P.O. Box 16046, 3rd Floor, Ghanem Business Centre, Salwa Road, Bin Mahmoud, Doha, Qatar

10 Oct 2019

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