Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2 billion (c. £200 million) contract to create Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation.
Covering an area of over 693,000 square feet, the Ocean Park Water World project includes construction of the main building structure and fit out and installation of various indoor and outdoor attractions. Gammon Construction will also carry out mechanical and electrical services installation and other building services work to support the water park’s specialist systems including wave generators and a water filtration plant.
To take advantage of the epic view of the South China Sea and maximise the amount of natural light reaching the interior, the building features extensive glass walling and shell shaped roofing with a translucent skylight system, which reduces the requirement for artificial lighting.
Gammon Chief Executive, Thomas Ho, said, “We are pleased to have secured this exciting development, where our expert capabilities and experienced team provides our client with the skilled partner they need to safely deliver complex projects.”
Gammon will take a proactive role in the Value Engineering process in collaboration with Ocean Park Corporation, in order to create cost-effective solutions. Lean technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be leveraged to maximise efficient coordination.
A workforce of 750 will be engaged at construction peak.