CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, has been selected by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to construct the East Kowloon Cultural Centre.
Revenue to Leighton Asia, which is part of CIMIC Group construction company CPB Contractors, is approximately A$436 million1.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC Group and Leighton Asia are pleased to contribute our engineering expertise and innovative building solutions to help reinvigorate the eastern Kowloon region and provide significant socioeconomic benefits for its people and communities.”
CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia Managing Director Román Garrido said: “Leighton Asia has built a strong working relationship with the Hong Kong Government and it is our privilege to provide our local experience and international expertise to ensure successful project delivery.”
Works include construction of a three-storey building, three studios with the capacity of between 120 and 250 seats, a 1,200-capacity auditorium, 550-seat theatre and under stage area, semi-basement areas for plant rooms, and other ancillary facilities. The project will also house a large rehearsal room, two connectable rehearsal rooms, a restaurant, box office, cloak room and enquiry counter.
Construction is scheduled to commence in May 2017 and be completed in 2020.
1 Using the exchange rate of A$1=HK$6