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Sai Ying Pun District Community Centre

Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government

Contract Value:
HK$300 million

Construction Period:
1998 Q3 - 2001 Q1

Sai Ying Pun District Community Centre, Hong Kong

Gammon handled the District Community Centre project in Sai Ying Pun, from the demolition of brick houses built in 1892 through to the piling, site formation, substructure, superstructure, finishing, and mechanical and electrical services, right up to the handover. A unique part of the project was the restoration, strengthening and preservation of the badly deteriorated facade and veranda facing the junction of High Street and Eastern Street.

Gammon kept within strict guidelines that would not weaken or alter the original facade's foundations. Sequencing and zoning plans split the building into phases, allowing the work to be completed on the congested site. More than 800 pieces of glass, reinforced with concrete panels and mouldings, were erected after the structure's completion so as not to delay dismantling the tower crane.

Due to the project's complex nature, it was extremely important to establish sound relationships and Gammon was proud of the mutual trust and understanding it was able to develop with the ASD, as well as with neighbouring buildings.  Not surprisingly, in 1999, the project was awarded a Considerate Contractors Award by the Works Bureau.

The project's uniqueness also attracted many on-site visitors who wanted to take a closer look, including the then-Hong Kong's Chief Executive, The Hon Mr Tung Chee Hwa, representatives from various universities and several government departments, and the media.