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WSP PB to work on new Royal Atlantis Dubai

Engineering consultant will provide design development, construction documents and tender support services.

Kerzner International's $1.4bn Royal Atlantis resort has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox
Kerzner International's $1.4bn Royal Atlantis resort has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to provide engineering consultancy services for the next stages of The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai by Kerzner International. 

The firm was involved in the earlier concept and schematic design stages for the project, and said this subsequent appointment involves design development, producing construction documents and tender support.

The new Royal Atlantis Dubai resort has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, with interior designs split between GA Design for the resort hotel and SM Design for The Residences.

The resort will be 46 storeys high and will cost around $1.4bn to build. It will contain 780 guest rooms and suites as well as 232 residences.

It will sit next to the existing Atlantis Dubai resort, which was developed by Kerzner International and Istithmar World but later sold to sovereign wealth fund Investment Corporation of Dubai.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff said the building's complex design structure has needed an innovative approach to engineering using a hybrid post-tension concrete, steel and regular concrete work. 

The firm's UK head of building structures, Kamran Moazami said: “This is a world class project in terms of location, design and ambition. The distinctive architecture, with its numerous interconnecting bridges, presents a variety of engineering design challenges that will create a unique addition to the Dubai skyline.”

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