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Leicestershire Architects Instructed on  £6 Million Project in Saudi Arabia

Leicestershire Architects Instructed on £6 Million Project in Saudi Arabia

Award winning architects IMA Architects, has been instructed by FABEC, a Saudi Arabian architectural design company, on a project that will see the creation of a new luxury holiday park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The new project is IMA’s first scheme in Saudi Arabia. It will see the development of 30 luxury chalets – each complete with a private swimming pool – alongside first-class public amenities, from dining and entertainment establishments to gym and office facilities. The scheme is expected to be completed in 2024.

Working in partnership with Saudi Arabian architectural company FABEC and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers PHI from Jordan, IMA was assigned to the design development phase of the project. FABEC designed the concept stage.

Tasked to prepare a construction package and coordinate the design with other appointed consultants, the IMA team have quickly familiarised themselves with local building code and compliance requirements to deliver high quality architectural plans on time and to spec.

Dr Asem Bunni, Architectural Project Lead at IMA comments:

“We are enjoying collaborating with international colleagues and broadening our knowledge in terms of working to a different building code. The expertise of UK architectural practices is highly valued within Saudi Arabia and we have been able to provide our client with cutting edge design techniques with integrated Building Information Models which ensures full coordination across the design team involved and a smooth delivery on site.”

Ian McCann, Managing Director at IMA, added:

“We are delighted to have won the contract for this project, and to extend our presence and expertise into the Middle East. It has been a real pleasure to work alongside our international partners, sharing different design and construction ideas, and we hope that this signifies the start of our business profile in the region.” 

IMA is an award winning firm of architects based in Blaby, Leicestershire. The firm, which celebrates its 25 Anniversary this year, has grown from a two person team, to now employ over 30 members of staff and work with a range of FTSE 100 companies, such as Marks and Spencer, and global brands such as Lidl. The company is a proud sponsorship partner of Leicester Tigers RFC, Leicester City Football Club and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

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