Gammon Construction seals deal to build all-weather facility at Tai Shue Wan

Balfour Beatty’s joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2bn (£229m) contract to create Hong Kong’s first all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation.

Covering an area of over 693,000ft², 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.

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 said it would take a proactive role in the Value Engineering process in collaboration with Ocean Park Corporation. Lean technologies such as BIM would be used to maximise efficient coordination.

At its peak the project will employ a workforce of 750, it added.