Al Rayah Driving School to be razed to make way for housing compound
The former site of Al Rayah Driving School in Al Messila will be demolished and rebuilt as a residential compound, according to contractors’ signs that have gone up this week.
Preparation for the demolition of the site already appears to be underway.
The administrative buildings of the driving school have all been emptied and construction vehicles could be seen inside the complex, breaking down some of the previous infrastructure.
Doha News saw a few workers gathering up debris, although full demolition does not yet appear to have started.
Last month, the driving school closed its operations on the central Doha site overnight, leaving many students and teachers confused.
The school, which taught up to 300 students an hour, is now operating on the other side of town, reportedly on the site of Dalla Driving Academy in the Industrial area.
A new housing development called Y Village 2 will now be built. It will have 83 two-story villas and a further 83 apartments.
There will also be a club house, swimming pools and a guard room, the details of the development sign state.
It will be the sister compound to Y Village in Abu Sidra in western Doha, which has 190 villas and 21 apartments. It is being built by Ramaco Trading & Contracting Co, which also manages the existing Y Village development.
No one from Ramaco was available to comment to Doha News on the development.