Balfour Beatty JV wins $257m water park contract in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 6 Jun 2017 ASIA BUILDINGS

Gammon Construction, a joint venture of Balfour Beatty, has bagged a contract worth HKD2bn ($256.6m) to build a water park for Ocean Park in Hong Kong.

The new Ocean Park Water World development at Tai Shue Wan will encompass an area of over 693,000 sq ft. The scope of the work includes construction of the main building, fit out and installation of multiple indoor and outdoor attractions.

In addition, the contractor will be responsible for the mechanical and electrical services installation as well as other building services work to support various systems of the facility including wave generators and a water filtration plant.

The facility will incorporate glass walling and shell-shaped roofing with a translucent skylight system to maximise natural light penetration. The project will also make use of lean technologies including Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Gammon CEO Thomas Ho said: “We are pleased to have secured this exciting development, where our expert capabilities and experienced team provides our client with the skilled partner they need to safely deliver complex projects.”

The project will lead to the creation of 750 jobs during the peak of the construction phase.

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