Balfour Beatty has announced that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a HK$4.75 billion (c. £490m) contract to deliver an Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) on behalf of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.
Â The contract will see Gammon deliver the 108,000-sq-m facility, including a seawater district cooling system, which Balfour Beatty said will cool the AMC building in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way.
The works will include all mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, the building faÃ§ade and a significant amount of steelworks.
Gammon will use BIM, modularisation and off-site manufacturing techniques to improve safety, quality and speed of work.
Gammon’s chief executive Thomas Ho said: "This impressive and complex facility for one of Gammon’s long-term customers is designed to meet the increasing need for high-end on demand manufacturing in the region. This latest success is testament to our proven experience in constructing complex buildings and our market leading engineering and technical capability."
Early works commenced in Summer 2019 with completion expected in 2021. At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of around 1,800.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Gammon Construction is a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate.
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