WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to provide engineering consultancy for the next stages of The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai.
The firm has already worked with developer Kerzner International on the early design stages, and its latest appointment includes design development, construction documentation and tender support as well as engineering and environmental consultancy.
The 46-storey resort, by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, will be on The Palm in Dubai. The construction will use a mix of concrete, steel, and post tension concrete construction techniques.
The $1.4bn project includes 780 hotel rooms, 232 residences, restaurants, retail and entertainment as well as a swimming pool 90m above the ground.
WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff UK head of building structures Kamran Moazami said: “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.”