Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded two development contracts in Hong Kong

 An artist’s impression of the Kwun Tong Composite Development.

Balfour Beatty has announced its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has secured two development projects in Hong Kong. 

The international infrastructure group said the projects had a combined value of £635m and would see the development of two new government buildings and five residential towers, located in Kowloon.

The first project is the Kwun Tong Composite Development where Gammon will be responsible for the design and construction of a 25-storey building accommodating a new college and other training facilities plus a nine-storey building including community and welfare amenities on behalf of the Architectural Services Department, valued at £280m.

To ensure the project's safe and efficient delivery, Gammon will use offsite, precast methods as well as its digital solution, known as STAMP, for project management, material delivery and installation.

Kevin O’Brien, chief executive of Gammon, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the design and build contract for Kwun Tong Composite Development project which will provide welcome services for both the government and local community. We will embrace modern methods of construction throughout, which will allow us to drive improvements in safety, quality, and waste reduction.”

The Kwun Tong Composite Development is scheduled for completion in 2026 and at construction peak will employ a direct workforce of approximately 1,400.

The second project, valued at £355m, is for the construction of five residential towers on behalf of Great Eagle Group.

On completion the towers will accommodate 990 new apartments located atop the MTR Ho Man Tin Station - an underground station serving the Kwun Tong Line and Tuen Ma Line. 

To reduce the project’s carbon emissions and fuel consumption, Gammon will deploy the Enertainer – developed in partnership with AMPD Energy – an electric-powered battery storage system used as the primary power source for construction machinery on site, reducing the need for diesel generators.

O’Brien added: “We are delighted that Great Eagle Group has once again selected Gammon to deliver this significant residential development. Our skilled professionals will continue to seek every opportunity to implement both our own and industry innovations and technologies that ultimately result in an improved quality of product for our customers.”

The Ho Man Tin Package One will complete in 2024 and, at peak will employ a workforce of approximately 1,200.

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