Demolition and construction of Al-Zawra sport complex was awarded to Boland Payeh Co. as a turn-key contract. Al-Zawra project consists of 6 major deliverables; demolition of all existing structures, design and build a 12,500 seats stadium, guest house, swimming pool, sport halls, landscaping and access routes in the project.
Al-Zawra stadium, home of the biggest and most popular football club in Iraq, is placed in a residential area and in the middle of Baghdad. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges of this project has been the design and build of the project access roads to provide an easy entry/exit to the stadium while preventing traffic in the area. In addition, the compact area of project (35,000 m2) required a clear planning so the design, procurement and constructs all the above mentioned deliverables can be done simultaneously. To complete this project, more than 2,000 tons reinforcement rebar 24,000 m3 concrete, 5,400 m2 formwork will be placed and 26,000 m3 earthworks to be done.
Al-Zawra sport complex will provide exercise facilities for the estimated 8 million residence of Baghdad and fans of Al-Zawra football club can enjoy watching their favorite team in a new FIFA approved stadium.
As of August 10, 2015, Al-Zawra Sport Complex progress has been 39%. This project was planned to be completed by 2014, but changes in Iraq’s Environmental Enterprise Factors, leads the project delivery to be postponed.