East Kowloon Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

  • Client: Leighton Contractors Asia Limited
  • Value: HK$2.6 billion / US$335 million

About this Project

The East Kowloon Cultural Centre (EKCC) consists of a three-storey building housing three studios with capacities ranging between 120 and 250 seats, a 1,200-capacity auditorium, 550-seat theatre and under stage area, semi-basement areas for plant rooms, and other ancillary facilities. The project also houses a large rehearsal room, two connectable rehearsal rooms and a restaurant.
Tip of the East cantilever, Stonecutters Bridge
CDC were appointed by the Contractor to manage the Dispute Resolution Advisor (DRA) process during the progress of the works. CDC led a team to negotiate with the Employer and its site representatives the resolution of the Contractor’s extensions of time and additional payment claims.

The assignment included:

  • Developing the technical arguments and identifying the supporting documents for the Contractor’s positions.
  • Directing the team’s preparation of and delivering presentations in the DRA meetings.
  • Leading regular workshops with the DRA, the Employer and its representatives to discuss issues, agree facts and achieve common ground on the issues.
  • Managing the administrative and contractual procedures associated with the DRA process including preparation of summary reports on agreed issues.
In addition, CDC advised the Contractor in respect of on-going site issues, raising new claim notices and assisting the Contractor’s site team in drafting correspondence in respect of technical and commercial matters. CDC also undertook a disruption analysis and a re-rating exercise and researched issues related to E&M works scope.

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