Hong Kong, 11 June 2015 – ARCADIS has been appointed on a consultancy brief by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to develop a Facility Management Strategy and Operational Plan for the iconic West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project.
The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest developments in Hong Kong and once complete will be a world-class arts and cultural hub. Covering an area greater than 400,000 square meters, the district will include up to 17 arts and cultural venues such as the Xiqu Theatre, Arts Pavilion, the Park, Blackbox Theatre, M+ Museum, Artist Square and Lyric Theatre. It will also include food and beverage outlets, office space, hotels and residential developments.
ARCADIS will develop the most appropriate Operational & Facility Management Strategy, functional and interfacing requirements, and resource (tools/equipment and manpower) plans to ensure the optimal and sustainable operation, management and maintenance of the WKCD. ARCADIS will also develop a financial planning and procurement strategy on behalf of the Authority as it tenders this work to the market.
Dave Hallam, Head of Business Advisory, Hong Kong, at ARCADIS Asia comments: “We are really excited about the opportunity to be part of the iconic WKCD project. Our extensive hands-on experience in strategy development, facility management operation and stakeholder management demonstrated to the Authority our ability to deliver sustainable and cost-effective results for the WKCD.”
Dr. Chan Man-wai, Executive Director, Project Delivery of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority comments: “ARCADIS’ international experience in advising on world-class cultural facilities was among one of many strong contributing factors in securing the project. Their strong technical expertise, local knowledge and experience in delivering complex and large-scale facility management and operation programmes were also crucial.We are looking forward to working with ARCADIS to create a world-class arts and cultural hub operation that will make the people of Hong Kong proud.”