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Gammon wins £180M of new contracts

Balfour Beatty part-owned contractor Gammon Construction has been awarded two contracts in Hong Kong totalling £180M.

Balfour Beatty announced today that Hong Kong market-leading infrastructure contractor Gammon Construction, in which Balfour Beatty has a 50% shareholding, has been awarded two new contracts valued at HK $2.27 billion (£180M).

These contracts are for the redevelopment of the Victoria Park swimming pool complex by the Architectural Service Department of the Hong Kong Government, valued at HK$930M (£74M), along with a HK$1.34bn (£106M) contract to construct Kennedy Town Station and overrun tunnels for MTR Corporation.

The Victoria Park site in Causeway Bay occupies approximately 24,000m². The 55 month redevelopment contract comprises a 50m x 25m indoor heated main pool to the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) standard, a multi-purpose pool and other leisure facilities including a handball court and two skating rinks.

The Kennedy Town Station and overrun tunnels contract for MTR Corporation forms part of the West Island Line, delivering a new railway link to the Western district, which is one of the few remaining urban areas in Hong Kong that does not have a railway.

In the interests of sustainability, Gammon will utilise intelligent building materials, harness natural energy, reuse waste and use recycled materials to deliver the project for its customer.

Gammon, in partnership with client MTR Corporation, is aiming to offer levels of noise and dust suppression never before achieved in Hong Kong.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted that Gammon has been selected by MTR Corporation and the Architectural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government to help deliver these high-profile contracts that will enhance local community facilities and infrastructure.

“Gammon, in partnership with its customers, is increasingly developing sustainable and responsible solutions to help deliver infrastructure projects.”

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