Domiciled in the premier hospitality and leisure hub of Qetaifan Island North (QIN), Doha, Qatar, Aquatar is a world-class fully themed waterpark and the island’s main attraction. Conceptualized on the theme of abandoned oil rigs in the desert, the ultra-modern waterpark boasts of around 70 assets, including 36 rides and attractions, 7 restaurants/F&Bs and an impressive 85m high icon tower ride.
What did our team in India deliver?
Atkins in India, also referred to as the Global Technology Centre, within the organization was profoundly involved in the designing of this themed waterpark. Our multi-disciplinary team witnessed a striking collaboration amongst the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape, Structures, MEP, Utilities, Civils, MEPICA, to deliver the scheme, detailed tender and issued for construction (IFC) stage successfully, starting from 2018 through 2020.
Overcoming hurdles, virtually
Since the IFC phase for the project started during the lockdown in March 2020, delivering a project of this scale and capability required unmatchable collaboration and effortless coordination across this 85-member team based in various global offices, with the majority being in India.
The project had many building typologies spread across the area, comprising of reinforced concrete (RC), steel and timber structures. The incorporation of the requirements put forth by our multiple specialist consultants was another stumbling block for the team to deal with.
“Working with the teams in India, over the past 12 months have been a revelation, but never more so than during the recent lockdown. The multi-disciplinary team in India, with whom we had worked so closely, often went above and beyond to deliver the final stage of what is a hugely complex project, whilst we were mobilizing to work remotely,” added John Allen, UK Project Manager
Value additions we created for our clients and the society
The proactiveness in using technology at every level to drive better and sustainable results enabled the team to ultimately render premium services to our clients.
The successful delivery of this project entailed some pivotal value additions. Here’s a look at them:
•Using the right digital tools, effectively.
•Automating repetitive tasks using state of the art applications.
•Reducing manual paper-based reviews, especially during remote working.
•Adopting a one-team approach to enhance collaboration amongst our teams, stakeholders, and clients.