Dragages constructs new Civil Aviation Department headquarters
14 May 2009
Dragages Hong Kong Limited has been awarded a landmark contract by the Architectural Services Department (ASD) of the Hong Kong Government to design and build the new Civil Aviation Department (CAD) headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. This will be Dragages’ seventh large-scale building project, and its third design-and-build, on the Airport Island.
Intended to meet the robust growth of air traffic while also consolidating all CAD functions under one roof, the new headquarters building will house all aspects of Air Traffic Control, as well as extensive administrative and training facilities. In total, the new premises will cover a construction floor area of approximately 64,500 square metres on three adjoining sites located in the south-eastern corner of the island.
“We are honoured to win this important contract,” remarked Nicolas Borit, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong Limited. “Much more than an opportunity to house all CAD staff under one roof, this project features a number of sustainable designs. Dragages will be drawing on its extensive experience to integrate sustainability at every stage of construction.”
Upon completion in 2012, the headquarters will feature a variety of energy-saving designs, including photovoltaic panels, solar powered lights, light pipes and a fibre optic solar tracking system. The landscaping of the project will further help it to blend into the surrounding environment, while also providing roof gardens, open decks and outdoor terraces to create a comfortable and inspiring ambience for workers. More
About Dragages’ airport-related projects:
Dragages has played a key role in the development of Hong Kong airport island. Its previous projects include the Cathay Pacific Catering Centre, Cathay Pacific Headquarters, Cathay Flight Training Centre, HAECO Maintenance Hangars, AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. Dragages finances and operates the latter two projects, both of which were design-and-build contracts.