WSP has been appointed to provide engineering consultancy for the next few stages of the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences project in Dubai. The appointment by Kerzner International follows involvement in the earlier concept and schematic design stages.
The Royal Atlantis Resort is located on the crescent of the Palm Jumeriah and will stand at 46 storeys tall. Offering up views of both the ocean and Dubai skyline.
Our appointment involves design development, construction documentation and tender support, whilst providing the following services: structural, building services, vertical transportation, security, ICT & communications, utilities, parking, geotechnical, waste management, façade engineering and access, and sustainability services.
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.
Ian Connolly, Chief Development Officer, Kerzner International commented: “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 three continents and the resultant time zones to produce a cost-effective design. In WSP, we have a partner where issues can be reviewed and strategic, practical solutions found at a fast pace.”
Jason Brooks, Integrated Design Director for the project, added: “The unique nature of the Royal Atlantis project has enabled us 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.”
Kamran Moazami, Managing Director of Property & Buildings at WSP, said: “This is a world-class project in terms of location, design and ambition, and we have 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.”