British architect to launch operations in the UAE


British architect Assael Architecture has announced plans to open a UAE office, bringing its portfolio of developments, blue-chip projects and expertise to clients based in the Gulf region.

The company behind a range of innovative urban design, masterplanning and architectural services boasts a portfolio of prestigious international projects, including Za’Abeel Park in Dubai and Baku’s landmark flame fountain and Flame Park Masterplan, for the Mayor of Baku, as well as numerous prestigious developments in Central London and the UK including North Wharf Gardens in Paddington, Rennaisance in Lewisham, Great West Quarter in Brentford, Queen’s Wharf in Hammersmith and Fulham and Greenwich Creekside in Greenwich.

Assael has also worked in Bahrain with commercial organisations such as Amwaj Propreties Ltd and Meritas Real Estate, as well as on a number of projects for individuals and families, including concept designs for fishing villages in Oman.


Assael Architecture has considerable expansion plans for the practice in this region, most notably in these plans is the announcement of a new office of architects and master planners in the region, specialising in large mixed use developments, with a large residential and hotel component, expected to open in 2016.

Another element of Assael’s expansion into the UAE region will include investor assistance for those seeking investment opportunities in London.

John Assael, co-founder of the company, commented: “Dubai is one of the most dynamic and innovative cities in the world which is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth. With a world stage reflecting an eclectic blend of nationalities and cultures through its design we are delighted to announce that Assael Architecture will be part of this exciting and evolving landscape.”

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