UK procatice Atkins Architects has won the design contract for the Phase III development of the Durrat al Bahrain in Bahrain.

The 20km² Durrat al Bahrain island city has about 13 planned islands developments to date.

Phase III of the development includes constructing 570 luxury villas and facility buildings on the four remaining islands.

A 800,000m² luxury residential resort constructed on two inner petal islands and two outer atoll islands is currently nearing completion.

Phase III construction work is expected to begin in 2010.