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Tamar Development Project

The Government of the HKSAR

Contract Value:
HK$4.94 billion
(US$633 million)

Construction Period:
February 2008 - May 2011

Tamar Development Project, Hong Kong

The Tamar Development Project being built by Gammon-Hip Hing Joint Venture includes the design and construction of the new Government Headquarters, Legislative Council Complex, open space of about half the size of the entire Tamar site, and two elevated walkways. Construction works started in February 2008 and was scheduled for completion in 2011.

Our joint venture's dynamic vision for this project is based on "open door" and "green carpet" concepts. The former refers to the two wings of the Central Government Complex Office Block, which create an open area that provides a breezeway and wide passage for optimal sunlight penetration. The latter refers to the designated open space between buildings to the east and west. Also included in the project are a wide range of green features such as green roofs, waste recycling, sea-water cooled chiller plants, and daylight sensor control.

This project won the Sectoral Award (Gold) for the construction industry in the 2009 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence. The judges commended our approach of including carbon considerations in our innovative formwork strategy and earthworks. The project team also received praise for engaging with stakeholders to promote sustainable construction, while taking comprehensive steps to reduce waste and increase energy efficiency.