|Client||MTR Corporation Limited|
|Contract type||Construct only|
|Passengers (capacities)||100,000 a day|
|Special feature||Glass and steel roof construction|
|Construction period||since 2011|
|Contract volume||AUD 1.2 billion (Revenue to Leighton Asia of approx. AUD 0.6 billion)|
The photo shows the dimensions of the mega-construction project, a gigantic construction site. We are excavating a train station measuring 380,000 square meters (the size of 53 soccer fields) lying 30 meters underground. It is located in the heart of Kowloon and will serve as Hong Kong’s international gateway to China. The West Kowloon Terminus Station North is Asia’s biggest civil engineering contract and was awarded to the HOCHTIEF subsidiary CIMIC Group company Leighton Asia as part of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong rail link. A new rail line will connect Hong Kong with major Mainland cities with reduced travelling times.
By that time, 600,000 cubic meters of concrete and 12,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement will have been used in construction. More than 1.7 million cubic meters of earth are being excavated.
The station’s unique glass and steel roof is a superlative construction: The steel roof composes of 7,200-tonne of steel supported by mega-column of max 49m high.