Atkins to form landscape team in Dubai

Architectural firm Atkins Middle East is planning to set up a landscape team in Dubai, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal.

The landscape design of Iris Bay Tower in Business Bay is one of Atkin's major projects in Dubai.
The landscape design of Iris Bay Tower in Business Bay is one of Atkin's major projects in Dubai.

Architectural firm Atkins Middle East is planning to set up a landscape team in Dubai, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal.

The firm, which already has a landscape division in Bahrain, is in the process of establishing a similar team in Dubai, Jim Carless, head of the landscape department at Atkins Middle East, told COD.

The team will start with around five or six people and then expand from there, Carless said.

"We aim to continue to grow the regional landscape architectural team over the next 12 months and to boost our overall landscape design capability within the Middle East, whilst also better servicing the needs of local projects in both locations," he said.

The new division will be operational from January and will work closely with the established Atkins architectural, masterplanning and infrastructure teams, Carless added.

The Bahrain-based landscape and urban design division, which was set up to support the firm's massive off-shore Durrat Al Bahrain development, has until now serviced projects in the Middle East and India region.

The division employs approximately 20 landscape architects in Bahrain including three that are based permanently on site at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The division offers a range of services including streetscape design, masterplanning, and community engagement.

Projects the landscape team has worked on in Dubai include the landscaped area of Iris Bay Tower in Business Bay, Dubai, as well as parts of Dubai Marina.

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