Ramboll ME adds convention centre to Aleppo work

Firm to design centre to add to building services for Taj Halab hotels

Aleppo in Syria. Ramboll is keen to increase its regional presence. (Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty)
Aleppo in Syria. Ramboll is keen to increase its regional presence. (Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty)

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Ramboll Middle East, the regional arm of the Danish engineering and design firm, has announced that its mandate for the Taj Halab in Syria also includes then convention centre for the multi-use projecton to the  Aleppo, Syria.

Last week, CW reported that the company has been commissioned by LWD Design to work on the four-star Key Novotel and three-star Key Ibis hotels in the project, which aims to combine modern and historic elements in a multi-use facility in the centre of the city.

It will also design the convention centre.

“Due to the high density of occupation and significant visitor numbers, it is imperative the building services infrastructure is dependable and of excellent quality, with an emphasis on safety standards,” said Louise Collins, associate director of the building services division, last week.

Peyman Mohajer, Ramboll Middle East’s managing director, said the firm aimed to meet the challenge of integrating old and new in a growing country. “Syria is an expanding market in the region and provides an opportunity to develop projects that complement the historic settings and dramatic scenery of sites that have been prominent since antiquity.”

The contract for the main construction is yet to be tendered, the company told CW.

Ramboll Middle East has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and is the key business unit for the Middle Eastern activities of Ramboll Group, which specialises in structural and facade engineering, infrastructure and environmentally-beneficial design among other elements.

Earlier this month the company won an MEP contract to provide MEP building services and sustainability consultancy for a 40 villa project in Abu Dhabi. Ramboll will fully design one prototype unit for each of the major categories of villas and copy the design for remaining units. The design for the overall infrastructure for the development is to be provided by third party engineering consultant. It earlier won a contract for work on the Saraya Towers in the UAE capital.

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