Balfour Beatty subsidiary wins £289m residential scheme in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 21 Jan 2019 ASIA BUILDINGS

Gammon Construction, a 50:50 Far East joint venture of infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and Asian conglomerate Jardine Matheson, has won a contract from Gold Topmont for the HK$2.9bn (£289m) Homantin luxury residential project in the Homantin area in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Under the contract, Gammon will construct six residential towers, a clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool and a two-level basement with carpark areas.

For safe and efficient delivery of the project, Gammon will deploy innovative technologies, including 3D scanning for data collection, which will ensure accurate and swift survey process, as well as defect management tools such as drones and infrared cameras.

The company will use exoskeletons for manual handling to reduce physical strain, enhance productivity for repetitive tasks and to safeguard the wellbeing of the workforce.

Gammon CEO Thomas Ho said: “After the successful completion of the foundation works we are delighted to be trusted to deliver the full completed works for the Homantin residential project.

“The successful delivery of schemes such as the Mount Nicholson and the Le Cap residential development is testament to Gammon’s experience in the construction of high-end residential buildings which require excellent craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.”

Since 2017, Gammon has been working on the foundations of the project. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

Around 1,100 people are expected to be employed during the peak of construction.

Gammon is currently executing several projects. Its current project portfolio includes the ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel buildings, electrical and mechanical works’ contract worth HK$2.6bn for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The company’s other projects include a large-scale residential development, Lohas Park Package 9, from Wheelock for HK$4bn; Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong for the Highways Department, worth HK$6.2bn; Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong worth more than HK$1bn for Parkland (Hong Kong); Plantation Road, a HK$800m deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong; HK$3bn development of eight medium-rise residential blocks and four houses with a two-level basement overlooking Tai Po’s Tolo Harbour in Northern Hong Kong, on behalf of Great Eagle Group.


Image: Artist’s impression of the new Homantin luxury residential project. Photo: Courtesy of Balfour Beatty.

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