Balfour’s Hong Kong arm scoops £635m for two schemes

Balfour Beatty’s Asian joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won two schemes worth a combined £635m.

The contractor has been chosen to build a £280m, 25-storey tower, accommodating a new college known as the Kwun Tong Composite Development for the Hong Kong government, as well as five residential towers worth £355m.

The Kwun Tong Composite Development will see a new college and training facilities hosted in a 25-storey tower. A smaller, nine-storey building will contain community and welfare amenities for the Architectural Services Department of the Hong Kong government.

To ensure the project’s safe and efficient delivery, Gammon will use offsite, precast methods as well as its digital solution, STAMP, for project management, material delivery and installation.

The Kwun Tong Composite Development is scheduled for completion in 2026, and will employ a direct workforce of approximately 1,400 at the construction peak.

The residential scheme will be built for Great Eagle Group and is known as Ho Man Tin Package One. Five new towers will be built to accommodate just under 1,000 new apartments, located at the top of the Ho Man Tin MTR stop.

To reduce the project’s carbon emissions and fuel consumption, Gammon will deploy the Enertainer, developed in partnership with Ampd Energy. The electric-powered battery storage system will be used as the primary power source for construction machinery on site.

The piece of kit will reduce the need for diesel generators. Ho Man Tin Package One will be completed in 2024.

In March, Balfour reported that its Asian JV had contributed £30m in profit to Balfour Beatty group’s balance sheet, with performance in both Asia and the US back to pre-pandemic levels.

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