CIMIC Group’s company Leighton Asia has secured an AUD320M ($240M) contract from the government of the Hong Kong to build a Columbarium and Garden of Remembrance.
The company will be responsible for the construction of an eight‐storey columbarium building, a 4,800sq m garden, an access road and other ancillary facilities.
The project is part of the government’s aim to meet the shortage of public spaces dedicated to the memory of the deceased.
CIMIC Group’s executive chairman and CEO Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “This contract award recognises the strength of the CIMIC Group’s diverse capabilities. Our building portfolio in Asia continues to grow and the Hong Kong government’s commitment to the development of public facilities means we are well positioned for future work.”
Leighton Asia’s managing director Manuel Alvarez Munoz said: “Leighton Asia has built a strong working relationship with the Hong Kong government’s Architectural Services Department (ASD).
“This will be our fifth project with the ASD, for whom we are also currently undertaking work on a hospital and border crossing facilities. We are pleased to be able to work with them again, particularly on a project so important to the local community.”
Work on the project is anticipated to begin in July 2016 and will be completed in March 2019.
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