Mon, 1 July 2019

Hong Kong's Airport Authority Hands Over Second SkyCity Site to New World Development

The Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AA) has handed over the second of two sites (Site A2) in SkyCity at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), designated for the development of retail, dining and entertainment (RDE) facilities, to the awarded developer, a wholly owned subsidiary of New World Development.

The handover marked another milestone of the SkyCity development, a core element of HKIA’s vision to transform from a city airport to an Airport City.

Fred Lam. Click to enlarge.

The first site for developing the RDE facilities (Site A3) was handed over to Roxy Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of New World Development, in May 2018.

Fred Lam (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of the AA, said, “We are thankful for the government’s full support to the aviation industry and airport development in recent years, making it possible for us to formulate and implement the vision to transform HKIA into an Airport City, including the SkyCity development which crosses another milestone today. I hope that different sectors of the community will work together with us and the Government to continue focusing on Hong Kong’s overall economic development.”

The 25-hectare SkyCity is located just a short stroll from HKIA’s passenger terminals, and is accessible by rail, road and a network of footbridges.

 Scheduled to open in phases from 2023 to 2027, the RDE facilities being developed by New World Development will take up a maximum gross floor area of 350,000 square metres.

 Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and creativity to develop unique dining, entertainment and retail elements, and combining experiences in learning, exploration and adventure, the project is poised to be the largest facility of its kind in Hong Kong.

With an investment of HK$20 billion by New World Development, the RDE facilities in SkyCity will offer some brand new experience-based entertainment such as Hong Kong’s first indoor and outdoor kart track, AR and VR interactive game facilities and kids experiential zone.

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