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January February 2019 Marina World

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MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN design and feasibility report for all elements of all four very different marinas within Dubai Harbour. C&N’s international expertise helped to inform the marina masterplan and final design detail to ensure efficient use of water areas and ease of use for all marina guests. “The detailed design has been carefully considered to create animation close to the shoreside, linking the marina with the commercial and public realm elements,” Hughes explains. In terms of size and scale – upon completion, Dubai Harbour will double the number of berths in the UAE – the project delivers impressive statistics. Its 1,068 berths offer a total of 24,300m (79,724ft) of linear mooring space, with a range of berth lengths from 10 to 160m (33 to 525ft). Well in excess of 20MW of power supply will be required and the anticipated marina water consumption will be around 30 million litres per annum. Contractors have dredged just under 5 million cubic meters (6.5 million cubic yards) of sand, and created 6km (3.7mi) of new coastline and 123.5 acres (50ha) of new land. During the design period, the reclamation and construction work on the marina was already well under way and C&N was in constant communication with the Meraas team to ensure that any design changes could be made in tandem with construction work. Prime examples have included redesigning Cruise Marina to accommodate a bridge, and extending existing fixed piers to create ‘spines’ that enable pedestrians to walk right into the heart of the marina. “This is a lifestyle hub,” says Hughes. “By extending the piers we ensure that visitors are really in the marina.” The design also includes specific areas for boats to be on display during boat shows and incorporates the use of removable pontoon sections to create a ‘loop’ for show attendees to walk onto the marina and visit the exhibitor areas. Other inclusive thinking resulted in the installation of feature platforms around the marina basin perimeters for pop-up stands, exhibits and vendors. And, while catering for visitor attractions, security arrangements had to be sound, fuelling infrastructure vital (three fuel docks), and navigation taken into account (especially where the marina fairways and channels interact with cruise ship traffic). Superyacht berths and VVIP berths – some of the largest berths in the GCC countries – and requisite power supplies (estimated to be in the region of 1,600 amps) also required specialist planning, along with crew facilities, operations control and a boatyard with facilities for small scale refit and maintenance. “We’ve been delighted to work so closely with the professional team at Meraas and to create four separate marinas with a unique design and well thought-through features,” Hughes comments. For Khaldoun, choosing C&N was all about “solid reputation and consistent high level of details,” and ability to draw on its own experience as marina owners and operators and to share the Meraas vision of Dubai Harbour being “the jewel in our crown”. Hughes sums up: “It is fantastic to see the work completed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas being brought to life and incorporated in one of the most forward-thinking new marina builds in the world. This is a great reference for our in-house consultancy team and we are so pleased that the marina will remain a focal point in Dubai for many years to come.” Above & right: extensive berthing is just part of the Dubai Harbour offering. As a new residential development, it will have vibrant retail and entertainment venues. www.marinaworld.com - January/February 2019 31

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