Architectural practice wins instruction on £6m holiday park

How part of the holiday park will look

An East Midlands-based architectural practice is set to work on a £6m holiday park project in Saudi Arabia.

IMA Architects is based in Blaby, Leicestershire and has worked with big-name brands including Marks and Spencer and Lidl.

The company has been instructed by FABEC, a Saudi Arabian architectural design company, to help design the development phase of the project in Riyadh.

The new holiday park will consist of 30 luxury chalets, each with a private swimming pool, dining and entertainment establishments, a gym and office facilities.

Dr Asem Bunni, architectural project lead at IMA, said: “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.”

Anthony Day, 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.”