WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to provide engineering consultancy for the next stages of The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai by Kerzner International. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been involved in the earlier concept and schematic design stages of the project, and this subsequent appointment involves design development, construction documentation and tender support.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is providing a broad range of engineering and environmental consultancy services ; the architect is Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and interior design is by GA Design for The Resort and SM Design for The Residences.
Located on the crescent of The Palm and adjacent to the existing Atlantis, The Royal Atlantis Resort will stand 46 storeys tall and feature spectacular views of the ocean, The Palm itself and the Dubai city skyline. The design of the building’s complex structure requires an innovative engineering approach that utilises a hybrid of concrete, steel, and ‘post tension concrete construction’ techniques.
The project will include:
- an approximate total investment of US$1.4 billion in the resort expansion and amenities
- 780 new guest rooms and suites
- 232 luxury Residences
- Exciting restaurants and entertainment experiences, as well as new retail offerings
- A swimming pool 90 metres above The Palm, offering unrivalled Dubai city views
WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff recently combined, and are now one of the world’s leading global engineering professional services consultancies, which has worked on world-famous buildings including London’s Shard and New York’s Freedom Tower.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s UK head of building structures, Kamran Moazami said:
“This is a world class project in terms of location, design and ambition, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has demonstrated how clients could benefit from our global expertise in bringing together a holistic approach where a number of engineering specialisms are required. 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.”
Ian Connolly, Chief Development Officer, Kerzner International, said:
“From the start, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences required the expertise of a global engineering consultant who understood the complexities of this fast track project. This includes working with other consultants on 3 continents and the resultant time zones to produce a cost effective design. In WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, we have a partner where issues can be reviewed and strategic, practical solutions found at fast pace.”
Jason Brooks, Integrated Design Director for the project, added:
“The unique nature of the Royal Atlantis project has enabled WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to demonstrate our ability and dexterity to deliver a team of experts from selected locations around the globe to perfectly match the requirements of Kerzner and the wider team, with key consultancy services from the UAE, USA and UK.”