WKCD selects Mott MacDonald for infrastructure services in Hong Kong

14 October 2014 (Last Updated October 14th, 2014 18:30)

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide infrastructure design and construction services for developing the cultural district in Hong Kong.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide infrastructure design and construction services for developing the cultural district in Hong Kong.

Spread across an area of 40ha, the WKCD will be easily accessible from all parts of the city and feature a variety of arts and cultural facilities, along with 23ha of public spaces and a 2km promenade.

Mott MacDonald Hong Kong chairman KM Yeung said: "This project adds to a long history of working with WKCDA.

"We completed the development plan and environmental impact assessment for WKCD in 2013 and we're delighted to continue our involvement in this prestigious project."

"Mott MacDonald will provide design, procurement support and construction supervision for the development."

Under the deal, Mott MacDonald will provide design, procurement support and construction supervision for the development, which includes the Austin Road pedestrian linkage scheme, China ferry terminal bridge, Kowloon Park Bridge, Artist Square Bridge, the east and west gate lay-bys and district cooling system.

In addition, Mott will handle associated works such as drainage, diversion works, sewage, rising mains, water mains and utilities.

As part of the master plan, the district's traffic will be diverted to underground tunnels to keep city environmental friendly.

The work is expected to start in early 2015.

On 9 April this year, the WKCDA had appointed Atkins to project manage important aspects of the WKCD including Hong Kong's new museum for visual culture M+, the conservation and storage facility, lyric theatre, district cooling system and common basement phase one.