UK’s BDP secures USD45m contract for Dubai college relocation

10 Nov 2012

(MENAFN) Bahrain has awarded a USD45 million contract to a British architects BDP for new Dubai college, Reuters reported.

The company will relocate the Jumeirah College to Al Khail Road, which will have additional facilities for 2,300 students.

The new building has already started on site and will be a showcase school for the charitable organisation GEMS Education, the company said in a statement.

The complex contains three main school groups – foundations, primary and secondary, which are designed as schools within schools.

Project director Wayne Head said the buildings are designed to reduce the solar gain of direct midday sunlight which can reach 50�C.

They each look onto palm filled courtyards which bring light, fresh air and planting into the core building wings.

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