Qatar Airways planned to introduce a new ‘domestic airline’ Al Maha Airways, which would operate throughout Saudi Arabia. Given they had no representation in the Kingdom at the time, Qatar airways reached out to Cushman & Wakefield to provide professional consultancy services in support of their aspiration. Cushman & Wakefield were asked to support in the following areas;
- Inspect potential commercial and residential properties from an FM perspective and make recommendations.
- Review concept designs for space to be developed at the international airport.
- Review and comment upon proposed layout plans for the new head office building in Jeddah.
- Provide project management services on the extensive conversion and fit out contract for the new headquarters building.
As a global property services company Cushman & Wakefield has the experience in supporting multinational clients in every aspect of project management.
On appointment by Qatar Airways, we immediately supported the client through the deployment of our Jeddah based principal consultant and fit out engineer. Given the increasing workload the client decided they needed full time support and so a suitable candidate was deployed onto the Al Maha Airways project on a 100% dedicated basis, supported and managed by the principal consultant.
A number of residential properties were identified, inspected and assessed for suitability from an FM perspective.
For the head office, weekly inspections were made with detailed progress reports produced and shared with the programme manager. Weekly progress meetings were held with the construction/fit out contractor on site and also with the programme and business stream leaders.
Part way through the fit out contract, Qatar airways put the concept of Al Maha Airways on hold, however we look forward to the project restarting and providing ongoing support to our valued client.