Gammon Construction has secured two major contracts with a combined value of HK$6.1 billion for two new government buildings and five residential towers, located in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
One of the contracts is for the Kwun Tong Composite Development. In this project, Gammon will be responsible for the design and construction of a 25-storey building accommodating a new college and other training facilities, plus a nine-storey building to include community and welfare amenities on behalf of the Architectural Services Department, valued at HK$2.7 billion.
To ensure the project’s safe and efficient delivery, Gammon will utilise offsite, precast methods as well as its digital solution, known as ‘STAMP’, for project management, material delivery and installation.
Kevin O’Brien, chief executive of Gammon, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the design and build contract for Kwun Tong Composite Development project which will provide welcome services for both the government and local community.
“We will embrace modern methods of construction throughout, which will allow us to drive improvements in safety, quality and waste reduction.”
The Kwun Tong Composite Development is scheduled for completion in 2026 and at construction peak is expected to employ a direct workforce of approximately 1,400.
The second contract, totalling HK$3.4 billion, is for the Ho Man Tin Package One. It involves the construction of five residential towers on behalf of Great Eagle Group.
Upon completion, the five towers will accommodate 990 new apartments located atop the MTR Ho Man Tin Station – an underground station serving the Kwun Tong Line and Tuen Ma Line.
To reduce the project’s carbon emissions and fuel consumption, Gammon will deploy the Enertainer – developed in partnership with AMPD Energy – an electric-powered battery storage system used as the primary power source for construction machinery on site, reducing the need for diesel generators.
The Ho Man Tin Package One is scheduled for completion in 2024 and at peak is expected to employ a workforce of approximately 1,200.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Gammon is a 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate. The two companies have worked in partnership since 2004 to deliver various projects throughout China and Southeast Asia.