Balfour Beatty wins £175m deal for science park in Hong Kong

CONSTRUCTION giant Balfour Beatty yesterday said that its Hong Kong-based business, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a contract to build a major science park.

The HK$2.18bn (£175m) contract, will see the development of an area of 105,000 square metres in which the latest green construction technologies and sustainable building design will be on show.

Work on the Hong Kong project will begin later this month and is due for completion by December 2013.

The project will aim to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum standard – a green rating system that is recognised globally, and presently the highest level of certification available. There are only three other buildings in Hong Kong which are certified platinum standard.

Chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted that Gammon has been awarded this high-profile contract. 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.”