Multidisciplinary consultant Atkins has won an international competition to design a mixed-use development in the central Chinese city of Chengdu.

The 133 ha scheme will be developed by China Overseas Holdings, and will include residential areas, a hospital, a transport interchange and a school. The development, which has an international theme, will also include a central cultural plaza and landscaped water system. Construction will begin in 2005, with a phased completion date over the following five years.