Mr Duncan Pescod, Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Left), Mr Matthieu Gueydier, Managing Director, Bachy Soletanche Group Limited (Centre) and Mr Naoki Yamada, General Manager, International Business Division, East Asia and ASEAN Business Division, Hong Kong Branch, Fujita Corporation (Right) signed the Works Contract for the Foundation and Excavation and Lateral Support Works for Integrated Basement/Underground Road in Zone 2A of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA or the Authority) announced today that it has awarded the Works Contract for the Foundation and Excavation and Lateral Support Works for Integrated Basement/Underground Road in Zone 2A of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD or the District) to Bachy Soletanche – Fujita Corporation Joint Venture. Foundation and Excavation and Lateral Support (ELS) works for Zone 2A will soon commence with main works to follow. The Contract Works is funded by the Government and entrusted to the Authority. The Authority aims at completing the topside Hotel/Office/Residential (HOR) development in phases starting from 2025/6.

The Integrated Basement in Zone 2A, Zone 2B and Zone 2C (IBZ2) altogether is the largest site remaining at the District to be developed with an area of about 200,000 m². It is located between the Xiqu Centre and the Lyric Theatre Complex. Since a large portion of the commercial and all of the remaining arts and culture facilities are located within Zone 2, completion of the IBZ2 is crucial for the financial sustainability of WKCD and the completion of this ambitious project.

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About the West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on forty hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, providing twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.