Gammon Construction wins Hong Kong Somerset House contract

WCN Editorial Team 16 Jun 2016 ASIA BUILDINGS

Gammon Construction, the Hong Kong-based joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, has secured an HKD4bn ($515.3M) contract from Taikoo Place Holdings for the redevelopment of Somerset House in Taikoo Place, Hong Kong.

The project will include the redevelopment of Somerset House into a 48-storey office building on top of a two-storey basement, covering a total gross floor area of approximately 94,000sq m. It will also involve the construction of the associated walkways.

The development will incorporate Building Information Modelling (BIM) to define the efficient approach to design, avoid programme and utility clashes, as well as enhancing environmental efficiencies.

Gammon’s CEO Thomas Ho said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Swire Properties and to be involved with this landmark project.

“Gammon’s advanced technological standards and expertise in building construction was critical for the award of this project.”

Construction is set to start immediately with completion scheduled for 2018. The project will create 1,400 jobs during peak construction.

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