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Gammon Wins Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex Redevelopment Contract

Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded a HK$980 million contract by the HKSAR Architectural Services Department for the redevelopment of a three-storey Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex. The contract is due for completion in 2014.

The project, which occupies an area of 39,000 square metres, will be delivered in two stages.

The first stage primarily covers the construction of the new Complex. It includes a 50-metre x 25-metre indoor heated main pool, a 25-metre x 30-metre indoor heated training pool, an indoor spectator stand with a seating capacity for 1,500 spectators, a 50-metre x 21-metre outdoor secondary pool, two 25-metre x 12.5-metre outdoor teaching pools, a sunbathing area and ancillary facilities.

The second stage, to be commenced upon completion of the new Swimming Pool Complex, involves the demolition of the existing pool and construction of a recreation ground.

The overall project will involve the construction of a 45-metre span iconic steel roof structure weighing 400 tonnes. BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology will also be applied for simulation, calculation and removal of potential hazards before the actual execution work.

The new Complex will incorporate a number of sustainability features, including PV panels for electricity generation for public lighting, solar tubes to provide heated water for changing rooms and recycled rainwater for irrigation.

Mr Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon, said: "We are committed to working together with our business partners to ensure the delivery of the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex developed to the highest quality, while maintaining excellent standards of safety."

Situated at the junction of Lei Yue Mun Road and Tsui Ping Road, the existing Kwun Tong swimming pool was opened in 1971. It presently consists of a standard main pool and 800 spectator seats.

Issued by the Corporate Communications Department of Gammon Construction Limited. For further information please contact:

Candy Chan    Tel: + 852 2516 8733