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Mott MacDonald has won a contract to be the detailed design engineers for Phase 1 of the $6bn Dubai Pearl development in the UAE. Under the contract, the firm is to provide detailed design engineering consultancy services for all mechanical (HVAC), electrical, public health, fire, communications and security systems for the phase 1 development. The company will also provide the LEED consultancy role coordinating all internal and external consultants towards LEED Gold accreditation. The development will be delivered over two phases with the initial handover scheduled to start at the end of 2013.