Balfour Beatty Far East joint venture appointed to oversee completion of the M+ project in Hong Kong
11 September 2018
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been appointed by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) as the management contractor to oversee completion of the M+ project - a museum for visual culture - in Hong Kong.
To ensure safe and efficient project delivery, Gammon will employ advanced technologies such as Building Information Modelling, 3D scanning, and radio-frequency identification technologies and will also adopt design for manufacture and assembly methods during the course of the construction programme.
Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon said, “Gammon is delighted with the opportunity to play a key role in facilitating the sustainable development of Hong Kong as an international arts and cultural metropolis and an attractive tourist destination in the region. We are fully committed to embracing the challenges ahead and are confident that we will safely deliver the M+ project to the highest quality within the construction schedule.”
Construction will commence shortly with completion expected by the end of 2019.
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Notes to editors:
About the M+ project:
● Major construction works for the project: A 14-storey vertical tower over a three-storey podium and a two-storey basement, a conservation and storage facility which consists of a nine -storey tower with supporting basement shared with the M+ Building, a two-storey interfacing carpark and a 16-storey retail, dining and entertainment building.
About Balfour Beatty
● Balfour Beatty (balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 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 & Ireland, US and 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.
About Gammon Construction
● Gammon Construction (www.gammonconstruction.com), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50/50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty 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.
● Gammon’s current project portfolio includes: The ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works’ contract worth HK$2.6 billion for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The construction contract for a large scale residential development, ‘Lohas Park Package 9’, by Wheelock and Company Limited for c.HK$4bn. The construction of the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region worth HK$6.2bn. The construction of the Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong worth over HK$1bn for Parkland (Hong Kong) Limited. Plantation Road a HKD $800 million deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong. The HK$3bn development of eight medium rise residential blocks and four houses with a two-level basement overlooking Tai Po’s Tolo Harbour in Northern Hong Kong, on behalf of Great Eagle Group.
● Iconic projects of the past 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.