The contract for the IMX International Trade & Exhibition Centre will also see Atkins develop its architectural designs for the IMX exhibition centre and supporting commercial development covering approximately 150,000m2.
All buildings within the Atkins masterplan have been designed to meet or exceed China’s three-star Green Building Standard.
The IMX masterplan is a part of the Hongqiao CBD, which is a Shanghai government-led initiative to directly connect Shanghai businesses with large-scale transport hubs.
Steven Smit, Atkins’ architecture design director in Shanghai, said: “With this development our client aims to enter the burgeoning e-commerce sector in China, which makes this project particularly exciting. The Atkins-designed interactive exhibition showroom serves as a platform to access a wide range of online goods. This innovative merchandise model will help drive our client’s business growth.”
The project is in partnership with King Wai Group, an investment enterprise of Hong Kong King Wai Group on the mainland of China. Construction is due to commence in the second half of 2014.