Mott MacDonald to design infrastructure for Hong Kong cultural district

Consulting engineer Mott MacDonald has won a contract to provide infrastructure design and construction services for the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. 

The project, which is being organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), aims to create a vibrant quarter that combines art and education facilities with public space.

The district will extend over 40 ha of land overlooking Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Mott MacDonald will provide detailed design, procurement support and construction supervision for the development, which comprises the Austin Road pedestrian linkage scheme, the China ferry terminal bridge, the Kowloon Park Bridge, the Artist Square Bridge and a district cooling system. Associated water and sanitation works will also form part of the project.

KM Yeung, chairman of Mott MacDonald’s Hong Kong office, said: "This project adds to a long history of working with WKCDA. We completed the development plan and environmental impact assessment for WKCD in 2013 and we’re delighted to continue our involvement in this prestigious project."

Work is due to commence early next year.

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