Atkins designs City of Dreams Mediterranean for Cyprus
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, the architect and engineer of the new City of Dreams Mediterranean integrated resort in Cyprus, announced that construction of the integrated casino resort started in June 2018. The development, led by Melco Group (Melco), will be the largest tourism development in Cyprus with an investment totaling €550 million. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017.
The resort will present gaming areas consisting of 136 tables and 1,200 gaming machines, a five-star hotel with luxurious villas and 500 hotel rooms with sea, mountain or dry lake views. It will host 11 Food & Beverage outlets, a wellness and sports centre, extensive indoor and outdoor pool areas, a high-end retail space and state-of-the-art convention facilities including an outdoor amphitheatre.
Atkins has been appointed by Melco to provide one-stop-shop services to the project, including architecture, landscape design, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, interior design and sustainability design.
With an investment of €550 million, the resort is due to be completed in 2021, and is anticipated to attract 300,000 tourists per year and create approximately 2,500 permanent jobs. The financial impact of the project on Cyprus' economy is expected to be approximately €700 million a year, equivalent to around 4% of the country's annual GDP, after the second year of the integrated resort's operation.
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