Blue Poles Limited (BPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), today announced the appointment of Gammon Construction Limited (Gammon), as the management contractor to oversee the construction completion of the M+ project (Project).  BPL is also in discussion with the existing subcontractors and has already started the novation process for selected subcontractors, with a number of novations agreed.  WKCDA intends to progressively complete the novation of selected subcontractors through BPL as part of the ongoing exercise to facilitate the continuation of the Project.

BPL has been established to ensure that the Project can continue in light of the previous M+ Main Works Contractor’s employment being terminated.  It will enter into an agreement with Gammon, the new management contractor, and will contract directly with the novated subcontractors.  Going forward, BPL will also enter into contracts on behalf of WKCDA and carry out any other necessary tasks in support of the Project.

With Gammon on board, the Project will return to operation soon with the ultimate goal of delivering the M+ building by end of next year, leading to opening of the museum in 2020.

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About M+
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

About the West Kowloon Cultural District
Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, as well as provide 23 hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.