HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has called a tender for the development and management of a 350,000sq m retail and entertainment complex located next to the airport.

The complex, called SKYCITY, will combine shopping, dining and entertainment facilities and is intended as a “new landmark” for Hong Kong, Airport Authority Hong Kong said. It will hope to attract both tourists and local residents.

Details of the tender Source: Airport Authority Hong Kong

“SKYCITY will be the largest retail complex in town, featuring an era of experiential shopping, together with an array of diverse dining options that re-invent and celebrate the art of gastronomy, as well as mega-scale and advanced entertainment facilities,” the authority stated.

SKYCITY aims to “capture broad opportunities in tourism and business, while also providing a dynamic lifestyle and family entertainment hub”

Hong Kong International Airport handles over 70 million passengers per year, but that will rise to over 100 million once the three-runway system is in full operation, the authority said. Additionally, cross-boundary infrastructure currently under construction will enhance the connection between the airport and the Pearl River Delta region, increasing SKYCITY’s reach. In the future, the complex will be within a two-hour drive of approximately 60 million people, Airport Authority Hong Kong noted.

Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to open in 2021

Written requests for the tender documents can be made at a cost of HK$5,000 (US$640). These should be addressed to: Property Development Department, Airport Authority Hong Kong. The tender document must be collected in person, and appointments for collection can be made by sending an email to: SKYCITYRDE2@hkairport.com.

The closing date for the tender is Friday 2 February 2018, at 2.30pm Hong Kong time.

Click here for more information on the tender, and here for the dedicated SKYCITY website.

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