Rosewood Hotel


United Arab Emirates


Structural engineering

Our Involvement

Appointed by KYGY Pte Ltd, we provided civil and structural designs for the conversion of the hotel complex including an existing five storey building into a 220 bed, five-star hotel.

Together these buildings include 20 suites, a restaurant, bar, café and two swimming pools, all were in various states of repair. We reviewed the structural stability of the existing buildings, including a structural timber frame over 100-years old.

Part of the design process included producing a conservation management report, for Yangon Planning Authority, done written (or produced) in conjunction with the client heritage consultants, Purcell Architects, the report produced has now become the template for all conservation management reports in Myanmar.

Given the age of the building, we undertook an extensive structural survey and analysis exercise on the existing steel frame and foundations, this allowed us to assess the capacity of the structure and provide detailed designs that would support the change of load for the hotel.

New steel trusses were fabricated in Thailand and shipped by river to the site and installed within the sites existing two existing courtyards. Installed on new micro piled foundations, the 32m trusses supported the suites over the hotel’s ballroom and roof garden.