Project Description

Client:

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Project Value:

US$10 billion

Design:

Mott Consortium

WT Partnership was the appointed Quantity Surveyors in the Mott Consortium responsible for the design and tender documentation of the new Hong Kong International Airport Main Terminal Building on behalf of the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA).

Hong Kong International Airport is built on a large artificial island, formed by levelling Chek Lap Kok and Lam Chau islands (3.02 km² and 0.08 km² respectively) and reclaiming 9.38 km² of the adjacent seabed. The 12.48 km² airport site added nearly 1% to Hong Kong’s total surface area, connecting to the north side of Lantau Island near Tung Chung new town.

Construction of the new airport was only part of the Airport Core Programme, which also involved construction of new road and rail links to the airport, with associated bridges and tunnels, and major land reclamation projects on both Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon. The sides of the terminals, predominantly glass, were designed to break during high speed winds, relieving pressure and allowing the terminal to withstand an intense typhoon.

WT commenced work in 1992 and over the following two years had up to 60 technical staff engaged in providing full Cost Planning and Cost Management services during the design and contract documentation phase. We also produced Bills of Quantities for the building works and building services components of the terminal building to enable the PAA to receive competitive tenders from international contractors.