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Nakheel contracts Atkins on Dubai Promenade

Architectural firm Atkins has been contracted by Nakheel to do the design of its new waterfront development Dubai Promenade, Commercial Outdoor Design can exclusively reveal.

Architectural firm Atkins has been contracted by Nakheel to do the design of its new waterfront development Dubai Promenade, Commercial Outdoor Design can exclusively reveal.

Atkins has carried out the masterplan for Dubai Promenade, the concept design for Icon Hotel, the concept and preliminary design for Channel Towers, and the landscape concept design for the development, a source at Atkins told COD.

The firm is also responsible for the detailed design and tendering for infrastructure and preliminary design onwards for landscape architecture as well as for the infrastructure for the entire development.

Stretching out from Dubai Marina into the sea, the development will cover an area of 226,000 m2 and is expected to house approximately 10,000 residents.

The development will contain residential and commercial towers, cafes, restaurants and retail offerings as well as a wheel-shaped hotel.

The landscape design, which will be produced by Atkins' Bahrain-based landscape team, will cover over 100,000 m2 of land, the firm said.

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin mid-2008.

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