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Leighton JV wins contract for HK border crossing building

29 Apr 14 A joint venture of Leighton Asia and Chun Wo has secured a contract to construct a AU$1.16bn (£639m) border crossing building for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Passengers entering and leaving Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will clear customs and immigration through the 30m-tall Hong Kong passenger clearance building, providing a new and distinctive entry point to Hong Kong. The construction contract was awarded to the Leighton – Chun Wo Joint Venture by the Hong Kong government’s Highways Department.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this large-scale, landmark project that will connect Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, delivering significant environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the region,” said Ian Edwards, managing director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore. "This is an exciting project to be undertaken by Leighton and we are pleased to be entering into it with our valued joint venture partner, Chun Wo.”

The 80:20 Leighton-led joint venture’s scope of work for the building comprises bored pile foundations, the reinforced concrete structure, profiled steel roof, curtain walling and glazing, architectural finishes and mechanical and electrical work.

Off-site prefabrication will be maximised to ensure construction efficiency. “Hong Kong and Macau continue to offer significant complex building and integrated transport infrastructure opportunities and the Leighton Group is well positioned to deliver these types of projects”, said Marcelino Fernández Verdes, CEO of Leighton Holdings.

The construction of the passenger clearance building will start immediately, on approximately 130ha of land being reclaimed to the east of Chek Lap Kok adjacent to Hong Kong’s International airport, with completion targeted for the end of 2016.

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