Leisure & Entertainment

Happy Valley Racecourse Redevelopment

Completed Project

Multi-section project creates a world-class racecourse

Extending the race track, upgrading the buildings, redeveloping roads and landscaping, involved demolition and construction on an area exceeding 18.4 hectares.

Building works on the project included new headquarters for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Hong Kong Football Club. In each case, temporary facilities had to be constructed before Dragages could demolish, or renovate, existing buildings.

Among the major challenges was managing the requirements and schedules of multiple owners. In particular, Dragages had to take possession of the land in stages, and complete works between racing seasons.

Meeting the challenges, Dragages completed the construction of buildings a month ahead of schedule and the new race track was ready in time for the new racing season.

Client Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club
Project Construction of headquarters, redesign and extend the race track, creation of green spaces and a stable, develop road and sporting utilities
Floor area of buildings and structures 90,000 square metres
Site area 18.4 hectares
Construction period 1993 - 1996