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The key purpose of Wan Chai Development Phase II (WDII) is to provide land at Wan Chai North and North Point for the construction of the Central - Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (hereafter referred to as "the CWB"). Land formed under the project will be developed as a world-class waterfront promenade joining that at the new Central waterfront for public enjoyment.
Major elements of the WDII project include:
- Formation of land along the existing coastline at Wan Chai North and North Point for the construction of the CWB;
- Reprovisioning of affected existing facilities including cross harbour water mains, submarine sewage outfall pipelines, ferry piers, cooling water pumping systems and a salt water pumping station;
- Extending Road P2 at Central Reclamation Phase III to Wan Chai North and re-aligning the existing Hung Hing Road;
- Modification of existing roads for connection with the slip roads of the CWB tunnel; and
- Construction of new pedestrian linkages to the new waterfront.
- The WDII project has significant interfaces with Highways Department's Central-Wan Chai Bypass project. To facilitate implementation of the two projects, it has been agreed with Highways Department that works at one location will be carried out by a single contractor. Following this principle, part of the WDII works to the east of the ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area is entrusted to Highways Department, while the section of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass tunnel structure within WDII works area to the west of the foregoing boundary is entrusted to CEDD for construction under WDII.
- The construction of the permanent government helipad to the north-east corner of HKCEC for replacing the temporary helipad at the ex-Public Cargo Working Area will also be carried out under one of the WDII contracts.
- The estimated cost is HK$4,643 million in money-of-the-day (MOD) prices for the entire project. Including the works for the government helipad and the CWB tunnel entrusted from HyD, the value of the works under WDII contracts is about HK$10.5 billion (MOD prices).
The construction works for WDII commenced in December 2009 for completion in 2017 to tie in with commissioning of the CWB. The WDII works at Wan Chai would be implemented under six CEDD works contracts.
The first two contracts commenced in end 2009 and early 2010 respectively, the third contract commenced on 20 January 2011 and the fourth contract commenced on 31 January 2013. The implementation plan of the remaining two works contracts would be determined to dovetail with the planning and developments in the Wan Chai areas.
The new permanent government helipad at Expo Drive East commenced operation in end May 2012.
The WDII works at North Point were substantially completed in November 2011. The fourth contract for WDII and CWB over MTR Tsuen Wan Line was substantially completed in July 2013.
The details of contracts are below: