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2 May 2018

Atkins News

Atkins News

Innovation Centre and Campus Hub, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, Scotland
Innovation Centre and Campus Hub at Edinburgh University
image Courtesy architecture office
Roslin Innovation Centre and Campus Hub
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is the designer behind a new animal scienceinnovation centre and campus hub opened at the University of Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The £23 m Charnock Bradley Building at the university’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies provides a place at the heart of the university campus for staff, students, and businesses to share ideas, innovations and research.

24 Apr 2017

WS Atkins Accepts Takeover Bid

WS Atkins £2.1bn Takeover by SNC-Lavalin

The board of the UK-based construction consultancy Atkins has accepted a £2.1 billion (Dh9.88bn) offer for its business from SNC Lavalin, a Canadian construction and engineering group.

The offer, which was first announced this month, values Atkins at £20.80 per share, a 35 per cent premium on the £15.40 price that the shares closed at on the day before the news broke.

In a statement on Friday, SNC Lavalin said the merger would create a business with revenues of C$12.1bn (Dh32.92bn) and 53,000 employees worldwide. It also said it expects to generate C$120 million in savings by combining the two businesses, C$80m of which is expected to come from Atkins.

Atkins and SNC Lavalin have a significant presence in the Middle East, and the combined business will have more employees in the wider Middle East and Africa than any other global region – 19,625. The company said it expects to generate about 20 per cent of its business from this region once the deal is completed.


4 Apr 2017

WS Atkins Takeover Bid from Canadian Rival

WS Atkins £2.1bn takeover approach from SNC-Lavalin

A potential bidding war could be in prospect after British engineering giant WS Atkins received a £2.1bn bid from Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin just two months after it rebuffed overtures from with US rival CH2M Hill, reports the Daily Telegraph.

SNC-Lavalin, which bought London-listed engineer Kentz for £1.2bn in 2014, has approached Atkins’ board intimating a cash takeover at £20.80-a-share.

Burj al Arab in Dubai by Atkins:
Burj al Arab Dubai
Burj al Arab image : Jumeirah

The approach, 35pc above Atkins’ closing share price on Friday night, sent shares in WS Atkins soaring, jumping as much as 30.13pc to trade at a new high of £20.04, after Atkins board said it was at a level it would be prepared to recommend, subject to agreement.

WS Atkins is currently the 14th largest engineering consultancy firm globally, while SNC is the 12th.

Burj al Arab Dubai
Burj al Arab image : Jumeirah

CH2M Hill are one of the teams in the running to offer Partners Programme, project and cost management services
for the Palace of Westminster restoration in a client advisor role.

SNC-Lavalin is approximately twice the size of Atkins, with 35,000 employees around the world to Atkins’ 18,000 employees. In 2014 SNC-Lavalin paid £1.2bn to acquire Kentz Corporation, an oil & gas services company with 15,500 employees in 36 countries. An Atkins deal would top that.

SNC-Lavalin are headquartered in Quebec and run by British-born boss Neil Bruce. The company has offices in more than 50 countries.

SNC Lavalin’s UK office is in Croydon, South London.


Latest Design by Atkins

Atkins News, chronological:

Dalmarnock Station, Glasgow, Scotland – 16 Aug 2013
Dalmarnock Rail Station Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee
The challenge for the architects was to enhance the travelling experience within a new station building that contributes positively to the wider architectural heritage of area. The design philosophy is intended to raise the passenger experience along with the overall quality of place making.

The architects have made a deliberate effort to design a dynamic sequence of spaces that inform and direct passengers through the station in a simple, elegant manner. Transitions between high and low spaces form an identifiable route through the building from platform to street.

Huarong Hengqin Tower, Zhuhai, south east China
Huarong Hengqin Tower in Zhuhai
picture from architects office
Atkins Architects : latest building design – 28 Feb 2012
The firm has been appointed to design the Huarong Hengqin Tower in Zhuhai, China. Atkins’ architecture and urban design studio was selected by the developer Huarong Real Estate through a design competition, to provide an eye-catching and modern design which specifically responds to the site and the environment.

Atkins News

21 Mar 2012

Bahrain hosts ICE Brunel Lecture Tour

Atkins’ Middle East chairman and former chief executive Keith Clarke last night delivered his Brunel International Lecture in Bahrain on behalf of the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). His lecture was under the patronage of the Minister of Energy, Dr. Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza and supported by the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

The lecture, entitled “Beyond rhetoric – delivering a low carbon society”, set out Keith Clarke’s views on the challenges of tackling climate change from the point of view of the engineering design sector.

Keith Clarke is an environmental champion and was responsible for overseeing the development of Carbon Critical Design as part of Atkins‘ response to climate change. His contribution to the engineering and construction industry was formally recognised with his inclusion in the UK New Year’s Honours List 2011, when he was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

During his lecture Keith said: “It’s imperative that we move beyond the rhetoric and into a new results-driven era with urgency. Combating climate change requires a massive transformation of our infrastructure networks, in particular the urgent decarbonisation of energy generation, and if we don’t act now we risk seriously jeopardising our future quality of life.
“Engineers have been devising theories and planning for the shift to a low-carbon society for several years now, but the time is up – we must now put the theory into practice. We have to shift the focus from intellectualisation and hypothesising to action and delivering results, and this must be driven from within industry.”

The Brunel Lecture Series was established by the ICE in 1999 in memory of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the world’s most respected pioneering engineers. Keith Clarke began his two-year term as the Brunel lecturer in May 2010.

Atkins Win Sherborne Qatar Design Competition
Sherborne Qatar School
image from RIBA
Sherborne Qatar School, Doha : Competition Winner – 28 Jun 2011
The architecture firm are announced today as the winners of the competition to design the new Sherborne Qatar School to be built in Doha, Qatar. The competition was organised on behalf of the Sherborne Qatar Board of Governors by RIBA Competitions.

Chinese growth drives Atkins recruitment
Xian Airport
picture from firm
Atkins China

Glasgow Supercampus
New Campus Glasgow, Scotland : design contest win with Michael Laird Architects of Edinburgh

Durrat Marina, Bahrain – progress: (link down the page)
Durrat Marina
picture from architects office

Atkins to speak at Ecobuild 2009

Anara Tower, Dubai, UAE
Anara Tower Dubai
picture from architects firm
Anara Tower : 600m+ skyscraper

Atkins wins prestigious global honour
DIFC Lighthouse Dubai
picture from architects
The Holcim Foundation award for DIFC Lighthouse, Dubai

Gulf States Building Awards
Held in Dubai: Engineering Consultant of the Year winner
17 Nov 2008: Gulf States Building Awards

Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year
Elspeth Duxbury
picture from architects office
Elspeth Duxbury, youngest director at the firm

Middle East Architect Awards
Firm wins Middle East Architect of the Year and Young Architect of the Year
9 Oct 2008: Middle East Architect Awards

Middle East renewable energy research
Solar Photovoltaic Panels
picture from architect
Atkins Project : Pioneering research and development

Buildings by Atkins

Designs by Atkins, alphabetical:

2CDE Dubai, UAE
Atkins Tower Dubai
picture from architects
Dubai Building

21st Century Tower, Dubai, UAE

21st Century Tower
picture from architects
21st Century Tower

Al Mas Tower, Dubai, UAE

Al Mas Tower Buildking in Dubai
render from practice
Al Mas Tower Dubai

Al Salam Tecom Tower, Dubai, UAE

Al Salam Tecom Tower UAE
render from firm
Al Salam Tecom Tower

Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Bahrain

Twin skyscrapers
Bahrain World Trade Centre
render from firm
Bahrain World Trade Centre

Beach Front Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Beach Front Hotel
render from firm
Beach Front Hotel

Burj al Arab, Dubai, UAE
Burj al Arab
render from office
Burj al Arab

Business Bay Executive Towers, Dubai, UAE

Business Bay Executive Towers
render from architecture firm
Business Bay Towers

Chelsea Tower, Dubai, UAE

Chelsea Tower
render from architecture office
Chelsea Tower

DIFC Lighthouse, Dubai, UAE [see link at top of this page]
DIFC Lighthouse
render from architectural firm

DSEC Commercial Tower, Dubai, UAE

DSEC Commercial Tower
render from architecture firm
DSEC Commercial Tower

Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain
render from architecture firm
Durrat Al Bahrain

Durrat Marina Masterplan, Bahrain

Durrat Marina Masterplan
render from architecture office
Durrat Marina Masterplan

Iris Bay, Dubai, UAE
Atkins Tower
image from architects firm
Iris Bay Dubai

Iris Mist, Dubai, UAE

Iris Mist
image from architect office
Iris Mist

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
image from architects practice
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Millennium Tower, Dubai, UAE

Millennium Tower
image from architect
Millennium Tower

Nomas Towers, Juffair, Bahrain
Nomas Towers
image from architect
Nomas Towers Bahrain

P17 Tower, Dubai, UAE

P17 Tower
image from architect
P17 Tower

Pier 8 Tower – Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pier 8 Tower
picture from architects
Pier 8 Tower Dubai

Sama Tower, Dubai, UAE

Sama Tower
picture from architects
Sama Tower

The Address, Dubai, UAE

The Address
picture from architects
The Address

Trump International Hotel & Tower, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Trump International Hotel
image from architects
Trump Hotel Tower Dubai

Atkins : alphabetical list of all projects

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Atkins – Practice Infrmation

Atkins – architects

The architectural firm plans, designs and enables the delivery of complex capital programmes for clients in the public and private sectors across the globe. Atkins is the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe; the largest engineering consultancy in the UK; and the world’s third largest design firm.

Current projects by the firm include:

– In the defence sector, the MoD’s Future Rapid Effects System (FRES) programme, overseeing the development of the next generation of medium weight armoured vehicles for the military;
– Significant road and rail contracts, including a £65 million, three-year resignalling contract in Basingstoke;
– High-profile architectural designs, such as Durrat Al Bahrain, a spectacular 20 sq km seaside city resort on the south coast of Bahrain comprising 13 man-made islands.

Atkins was named among the “20 Best Big Companies to Work For 2006′ by The Sunday Times; ‘Construction Consultant of the Year 2005’ by Building; and ‘Consultant of the Year Major Firm 2005’ by New Civil Engineer.

Dubai Buildings

Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai, UAE
Wild Wadi Aqua Park
photo from Jumeirah

Wild Wadi Water Park

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