Balfour Beatty JV wins HK$1.3bn residential contract in Hong Kong

The Yau Tong district in Hong Kong.

Gammon JV contract to include construction of a 33-storey residential tower in Yau Tong.

Balfour Beatty’s 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded a HK$1.3bn (£150m) contract on behalf of Top Oasis Limited, a consortium formed by Sino Land Company and CSI Properties for the construction of a residential development in Yau Tong, Hong Kong.

As part of the contract, Gammon will be responsible for the construction of a 33-storey residential tower, providing 792 new flats above the existing MTR Metro line. Throughout construction, Gammon will utilise design for manufacture and assembly methods, fabricating individual structural steel components offsite to ensure the project’s safe and efficient delivery.

In addition, the project will also recycle all demolition waste on site to reduce waste and deploy Enertainer, an electric-powered battery storage system used as the primary power source for construction machinery, reducing the need for diesel generators on site thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Kevin O’Brien, chief executive of Gammon, said: “We are delighted that Sino Land and CSI Properties have selected Gammon to be their project partner. We look forward to sharing our expertise and experience to implement customer-focused solutions that will allow the works to continue to the highest standards of safety, while also bringing our modern and sustainable method of construction.”

Works are already underway with the project scheduled for completion in 2025. At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of approximately 500 people.

Gammon, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate. The two companies have worked in partnership since 2004 to forge a reputation for delivering high-quality projects for customers throughout China and Southeast Asia. The business is a major player in the Hong Kong and Singapore roads market. Gammon’s service extends over the full project lifecycle, from initial site survey and design through construction to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.