Balfour Beatty lands HK science park
Gammon Construction, which is 50% owned by Balfour Beatty, has been awarded the contract to build a HK$2.18bn (£175m) extension to one of the world’s greenest science parks.
The Hong Kong Science Park already houses 350 firms involved in electronics, telecoms and IT. Gammon will be working on phase 3a/3b, which involves 105,000m² of development and is designed to showcase the latest green construction technologies and sustainable building design. Future running costs will also be minimised by the incorporation of a water recycling system and solar power.
The project will target the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard. There are only three other buildings in Hong Kong which are certified Platinum standard.
“We are delighted that Gammon has been awarded this high-profile contract,” said Balfour Beatty Chief Executive Ian Tyler. “Along with other state-of-the-art infrastructure projects that Gammon has undertaken in Hong Kong, including the Tamar Complex which we completed recently for the Hong Kong Government, the award of the new science park at Pak Shek Kok demonstrates our credentials in green building.
“Sustainability is at the heart of Balfour Beatty’s operations and we continue to grow as the choice provider of innovative and sustainable infrastructure solutions, helping to reduce customers’ emissions and energy costs around the world.”
Work on the project will start this month for completion by December 2013.
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This article was published on 27 Jun 2012 (last updated on 27 Jun 2012).