The Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on 20 November 2015.
Ms Wang Jie, president of LH Group, said at the ceremony for the five-star luxury hotel, “Atkins is well known for its portfolio of high profile buildings worldwide, including the Burj Al Arab which has become a landmark for Dubai. With Seaton Plaza, we have the vision to develop a landmark destination for business and leisure in Chengdu, and Atkins’ design absolutely met our expectations.”
Dr Bill Huang, Atkins’ director for architecture in China, said, “It’s a great pleasure to be at this festive event together with the key stakeholders of the project. I’m proud to witness the completion of the first Atkins’ architecture project in Chengdu, which hosts the first Hilton hotel in Chengdu, marking the start of a new journey for Hilton Group in the city to welcome worldwide guests with an enhanced travel experience. It’s another completed project that our teams can be proud of.”
Atkins was commissioned by LH Group to provide architectural design for the Seaton Plaza development which comprises the 5-star luxury hotel Hilton Chengdu, a serviced apartment complex and a grade-A office tower.
Chengdu has grown rapidly in recent years to become a major tourism and business destination in China, resulting in an increasing demand for international standard development. Located in the prime location of the Tianfu new district in Chengdu, the Seaton Plaza has already attracted such businesses as Qatar Airways and Kia Motors.
Other key projects undertook by Atkins in Chengdu include architectural design for the China Overseas International Community, masterplanning for the high-end tourism project Atlantis Golden Dynasty and the provision of “Chengdu North City Regeneration Urban Design Guideline” to help the government regenerate the old town by improving sustainability and accessibility of the area.