Retrospective 2010s – Heat, Dust and Opportunity


In 2010 BWS were one of only a handful of International Consultancies with staff on the ground in Iraq. The 360 Architecture Inc-designed 65,000 seat Basra Sports City project completed in 2013 and now regularly hosts the Iraq national football team as well as being the home ground of Al-Mina’s SC who participate in the Iraqi Premier League.

BWS featured on the front cover of Building Magazine in 2011 with the title ‘Back in Basra – Life on the World’s Most Dangerous Construction Site’. It was at the time Iraq’s biggest construction site and whilst the project had its own challenges we were happy to see the grass playing surface finally installed and the completed stadium host its first game.

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