Atkins to work on Indonesia’s first HSR corridor
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Atkins has been awarded the design contract to provide transit oriented development (TOD) masterplan along the new Jakarta-Bandung high speed rail corridor, Indonesia's first high speed rail project. Upon completion in 2019, the route will stretch 142.3 km and stimulate economic growth along the corridor whilst reducing traffic congestion in the region. TOD masterplanning brings together the three key fundamental components: smart planning, land value capture and development/station integration.

Appointed by Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), a joint venture between PT Pilar Sinergi BUMN Indonesia and China Railway International Co Ltd, Atkins’ scope of work will cover masterplanning, transit orientated development (TOD), architecture and urban design, landscape design and station integration for Halim and Manggarai areas.

“These TOD projects will support Jakarta’s national vision for sustainable development hubs around key transport links and incorporate positive social, cultural, economic, and community benefits for residents and visitors to the region. The project involves complex design challenges and we will address each development as a fresh challenge and provide design solutions tailored for the individual locations,” explained Bertil de Kleynen, Atkins’ head of architecture in Asia Pacific. 

Examples of Atkins’ work in this area include Cadre International TOD Centre (ITC), one of China’s first real TOD projects, comprising an 800,000 sq m mixed use development fully integrated with a local metro line, a regional railway and adjacent to a high speed rail station; and Meixi Lake TOD, Changsha, a new town masterplan for population of 250,000, with comprehensive transport planning and integrated TOD centres.