Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded a HK$1.5 billion contract by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in Hong Kong to deliver the extended basement and public infrastructure works for the L1 Contract for Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement at WKCD.
The L1 Contract for Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement at WKCD involves excavation and lateral support followed by construction of a two-level reinforced concrete structure, as well as public infrastructure works including drainage, a traffic lay-by and associated temporary works.
The contract is Gammon’s third award from the WKCDA. It is also currently carrying out foundation works for the theatre, for which it has twice received the Authority’s highest commendation for safety performance.
Mr Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon, said: “We are pleased to be working again with the WKCDA for the further development of the Lyric Theatre Project. We have demonstrated our ability to offer tailor-made solutions while working to the highest standards of safety throughout the foundations contract, and we look forward to continuing to provide the highest levels of service for the next important stage of the theatre’s construction.”
Gammon will employ a number of innovations that improve safety and productivity in delivery of the works. These include modular components that can be fabricated at its offsite steel factory before being bolted together onsite without the need for welding. Its in-house instrumentation and monitoring team has also developed a bespoke system for the project to help monitor and manage movements and ensure the nearby Airport Express railway is not affected.
The project team will be further supported throughout the contract by other in-house divisions including the virtual design and construction department which will develop the digital building information model and use other related technologies such as 3D scanning and 3D printing to assist in delivering the works to the highest standards of accuracy and quality.
The Lyric Theatre forms part of the West Kowloon Cultural District development which aims to establish a vibrant world-class cultural quarter on Hong Kong’s harbour front that blends art, education and public space.
Work on the project is due to commence in early 2018 and is expected to be substantially complete by mid-2020. A workforce of 450 will be engaged at the peak construction period.