Gammon Construction has bagged a £300m (HK$2.6bn) contract from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to build a new office building in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

The scope of work under the contract features construction of a 25-storey office building with retail facilities.

Gammon will also build footbridges to link the office block with the World Trade Centre Hong Kong as well as the shopping centre.

This new contract comes after the appointment of the company to demolish Excelsior Hotel that earlier occupied the site of this yet-to-constructed office building.

To improve collaboration and efficiencies, Gammon will adopt smart construction processes, which includes creating a common data environment among contractors, consultants, supply chain partners, and the client.

The company will deploy Enertainer, an electric-powered battery storage system built in partnership with Ampd Energy, to decrease the project’s carbon emissions and achieve BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0 and LEED platinum certifications.

The construction machinery used on-site will draw its power from Entertainer, thereby reducing the need for diesel generators.

Gammon chief executive Kevin O’Brien said: “We look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to bring back another exemplary building to the shoreline of Hong Kong Island, while showcasing our collaborative and digital approaches to modern construction that continues to evolve.

“The sustainable consideration and features of the design will enable the project to achieve the high level of green accreditation that this ambitious project is targeting.”

Work on the office building project will begin this year, with its completion slated for 2025.

During the peak construction phase, this project will hire around 900 people.

Gammon is a 50:50 joint venture of Jardine Matheson and Balfour Beatty.
Image: Gammon will build a new 25-storey office building in Hong Kong. Credit: Gammon Construction Limited.