Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2 billion (c. £200 million) contract to create Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation.
Covering an area of over 693,000 square feet, the Ocean Park Water World project includes construction of the main building structure and fit out and installation of various indoor and outdoor attractions. Gammon Construction will also carry out mechanical and electrical services installation and other building services work to support the water park’s specialist systems including wave generators and a water filtration plant.
To take advantage of the epic view of the South China Sea and maximise the amount of natural light reaching the interior, the building features extensive glass walling and shell shaped roofing with a translucent skylight system, which reduces the requirement for artificial lighting.
Gammon Chief Executive, Thomas Ho, said:
“We are pleased to have secured this exciting development, where our expert capabilities and experienced team provides our client with the skilled partner they need to safely deliver complex projects.”
Gammon will take a proactive role in the Value Engineering process in collaboration with Ocean Park Corporation, in order to create cost-effective solutions. Lean technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be leveraged to maximise efficient coordination.
A workforce of 750 will be engaged at construction peak.
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Notes to editors:
- Gammon Construction (www.gammonconstruction.com), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50-50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate. The two companies have worked in partnership since 2004 to forge a reputation for delivering high quality projects for customers throughout China and Southeast Asia. The business is a major player in the Hong Kong and Singapore roads market. Gammon’s service extends over the full project life-cycle, from initial site survey and design through construction to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.
- Iconic past projects include the HK$2.2bn Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor, a 3.5km, dual three-lane carriageway, suspended mostly above the waters of Deep Bay and the motorway approaches for downtown Hong Kong. Gammon has also delivered a 68-storey One Island East office building, a skyscraper on the eastern shore of Hong Kong Island. This HK$2.3bn project relied on digital project management systems to enable collaboration across all disciplines and reduce construction waste.
- Gammon’s current portfolio includes the HK$1.6bn Lee Garden Three Project, in the heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, a building with 20 floors of offices sitting above a five-level podium of retail and food outlets, a S$174m contract for the design and construction of the Mayflower Station on the Thomson Line for the Land Transport Authority.
- Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
- Our main geographies are the UK, US and the Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world, including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.