The 45-storey concrete frame Palm Hotel occupies a section of the Nakheel Mall site in the ‘trunk’ of the man-made Palm Jumeirah island complex in Dubai.
Our structural, building services and fire engineers, and sustainability and AV/IT consultants, took the project from concept stage to tender and is now undertaking supervision. Completion is due in 2019.
The tower will deliver 300 hotel rooms and 200 serviced apartments, and is surrounded by the mall, roads and older residential developments — making it ‘land-locked’ from a building services point of view. In addition, its location means that installations such as plant need to be protected from the harsh salty sea air.
Part of our work will involve helping the client develop a hotel brand by assisting them in getting to grips with operator requirements as the project proceeds, advising them on each aspect.