Contractor’s 50%-owned infrastructure firm will build train station and rail link and redevelop leisure complex

Gammon Construction, the Hong Kong-based infrastructure contractor in which UK contractor Balfour Beatty has a 50% share, has won two new contracts worth HK$2.27bn (£180m).

The first contract is to construct a new train station at Kennedy Town, the proposed terminus on Hong Kong ‘s MTR West Island heavy railway line. Gammon will also oversee the extension of the line as a result of the new station. The overall contract is worth HK$1.34bn (£106m).

The scheme will deliver a new railway link to the Western district, one of the few remaining urban areas in Hong Kong that does not have a railway. The extension of the West Island Line will rejuvenate the area and create significant new employment opportunities.

Ian Tyler

Tyler: “delighted”

The second contract, to oversee the redevelopment of the Victoria Park swimming pool complex by the Architectural Service Department of the Hong Kong government, is worth HK$930m (£74m).

The Victoria Park site, located in Causeway Bay, occupies around 24,000m2. The 55-month redevelopment contract comprises a 50m-long indoor heated main pool, a multipurpose pool and other leisure facilities including two skating rinks.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted that Gammon has been selected… to help deliver these high-profile contracts that will enhance local community facilities and infrastructure.”