Balfour Beatty has announced that it has secured work on two major ground engineering projects in Hong Kong in partnership with Gammon Construction that are estimated to be worth £705M.
The Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has awarded a £568M deal to the joint venture undertake major underground work for the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong.
The road project forms a vital part of the 4.7km long dual three-lane Central Kowloon Route. The works involves construction of a 370m underwater tunnel and temporary reclamation of 3ha in Kowloon Bay, a 160m cut and cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok, as well as a 125m section of road and a 170m underpass in Kai Tak Development.
The other contract is with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to deliver the extended basement and public infrastructure works for the Lyric Theatre Complex. Gammon is already working on the foundations for the development and this new £137M deal is for construction of the two level basement and surrounding public infrastructure work.
Both schemes are expected to start on site shortly and the theatre project is expected to be finished by mid-2020, while the road scheme is scheduled for completion in 2025.