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.
“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.
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.
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.
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