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Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Self-sufficient luxury on a remote island paradise

Raffles Praslin is a luxury hotel and residential development in secluded Takamaka Bay on the island of Praslin. The award-winning resort has 86 hillside villas, five luxury residential villas, staff accommodation and a main hotel building incorporating restaurants, bar, business centre, administration offices and back-of-house facilities. It also features a spa with 13 treatment pavilions, pool with bar and restaurant and a kids club.   

We were appointed to design and coordinate the complete suite of MEP services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and stormwater engineering, plus ICT. Our team had responsibility for design, tender and implementation, as well as coordination with other consultants.

A major challenge was the remote location of the resort, which has to be self-sufficient with regards to water and power. Our wet services design included a seawater desalination plant to provide potable water for the whole complex, as well as a sewerage treatment plant, facilities for hot water generation, storage and distribution, plus soil and waste drainage. As part of our electrical design we incorporated diesel generators to provide all the power for the resort, while a cutting-edge air-conditioning system provides efficient, reliable and energy-saving cooling to all areas.

Client                 
Kingdom Hotel Investments
Architect WATG, Macbeth Architects + Designers
Location Praslin, Seychelles
Our services Building services
Completed 2011