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Atkins to design ‘supertall’ tower

10 Aug 12 Henan Tianrui Group has awarded Atkins an architectural design contract for a twin ‘supertall’ tower project in Zhengzhou, China.

The building is for  Henan Tianrui’s Central China ICC Real Estate Company and it will be the largest landmark project in Zhengzhou. It will feature two supertall towers, five office towers, five-star hotels and a 250,000m² shopping centre.

The tower was one of a number of contracts announced by Atkins this week at the UK Trade & Investment infrastructure summit in London, where Atkins joined other UK construction businesses in discussing their latest overseas contracts. “Today's announcements are a welcome boost to British business,” said deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. “This is an exciting time for the UK infrastructure sector - companies are winning contracts across the world as British skills and expertise are becoming a trademark of the industry’s excellence and quality.”

Musanada, the United Arab Emirates Government entity responsible for delivering shared services, has awarded Atkins a contract in Abu Dhabi to design the North Wathba urban development, a £1.3bn residential development that will house 130,000 people and include communal facilities such as sports.

The Omani Ministry of Sports Affairs has awarded Atkins a contract to provide design and supervision services for the £50 million Sultan Qaboos Sports Academy being built next to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. The focal point of the design is a 3,000 seat outdoor tennis stadium which is covered by an ETFE air-filled plastic roof which can be illuminated at night to create a landmark.

Atkins has also opened an office in Malaysia.  

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