Leighton Asia wins $328M construction contract in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 2 May 2017 ASIA BUILDINGS

Leighton Asia, a CIMIC Group company, has won an AUD436M ($328M) contract from the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for the construction of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre.

The scope of the work includes the construction of a three-storey building, three studios, a 1,200-capacity auditorium, 550-seat theatre and under stage area, semi-basement areas for plant rooms, and other ancillary facilities.

Work also includes the construction of a large rehearsal room, two connectable rehearsal rooms, a restaurant, a box office, a cloak room and an enquiry counter.

CIMIC Group CEO, Adolfo Valderas, said: “CIMIC Group and Leighton Asia are pleased to contribute our engineering expertise and innovative building solutions to help reinvigorate the eastern Kowloon region and provide significant socioeconomic benefits for its people and communities.”

Román Garrido, CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia managing director, added: “Leighton Asia has built a strong working relationship with the Hong Kong Government and it is our privilege to provide our local experience and international expertise to ensure successful project delivery.”

Construction work is expected to begin in May 2017 and be complete in 2020.

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