Mott MacDonald has been appointed to deliver the design and construction of the public infrastructure for the newly developed West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) in Hong Kong, a project that will combine art and education facilities in a community space. The global engineering and consulting firm is expected to commence its responsibilities early 2015.
Management, engineering and development consulting firm Mott MacDonald has been awarded a contract to deliver infrastructure design and construction services for the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) in Hong Kong.
West Kowloon Cultural District
WKCD is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, stretched across 40 hectares, developed by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) to create a cultural centre that will combine art and education facilities with public space. The district will overlook the Victoria Harbour and will be easily accessible from other parts of the city. To create a safe and pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists, traffic will be diverted to underground tunnels.
Mott MacDonald has been appointed to provide the project with detailed design, procurement support and construction supervision for the development. This 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. Drainage, diversion works, sewage, rising mains, water mains and utilities will all form part of the project. “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 project,” comments KM Yeung, Chairman of Mott MacDonald Hong Kong.