Leighton Asia to build cultural centre in Hong Kong

Leighton Asia, a subsidiary of CIMIC’s CPB Contractors, has been selected by the government of Hong Kong to construct the East Kowloon Cultural Centre.

The scope of the US$328m contract includes the construction of a three-storey building, three studios with a capacity of between 120 and 250 seats, a 1,200-capacity auditorium and a 550-seat theatre.

Adolfo Valderas, CIMIC chief executive, said: "Cimic Group and Leighton Asia are pleased to contribute our engineering expertise and innovative building solutions to help reinvigorate the eastern Kowloon region and provide significant socioeconomic benefits for its people and communities."

Construction is due to start this month and be completed in 2020.

Leighton Asia has recently been selected to build an extension at Hong Kong International’s Terminal 1 and Hyderabad’s first Ikea.

Image: A view of East Kowloon (WiNG)

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