26 Feb 01
Ove Arup team scoops Stonecutters contract
A design team led by Ove Arup has won the hotly-contested contract to carry out the detailed design and construction supervision of the world-record Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong. The award, by client Hong Kong Highways Department, means that Ove Arup and subconsultant Cowi will be picking up the reins from concept design team Halcrow, Flint & Neill, Dissing & Weitling and SMEDI which won the international competition last year with its 1018m main span cable-stayed bridge design. Formal signing of the contract is expected to take place in Hong Kong on Friday. On the current schedule, tenders for construction of the bridge will go out at the end of 2002, with a site start programmed for September 2003.