September 3, 2018
Xiqu Centre to achieve practical completion this month
In the recent board meeting of WKCDA, Chief Executive Officer Mr Duncan Pescod reported that the Xiqu Centre is on schedule to achieve practical completion in September this year with fitting out works of the Grand Theatre nearing completion. The theatre audio and lighting system together with the rigging system are being tested, so that all the systems will be ready for the first performances.
For the Art Park, the soft landscaping is growing well. In the Freespace, the installation of theatre equipment is well underway. It is anticipated that the opening of Freespace be in the second quarter of 2019.
Regarding construction of the M+ building, members noted that Mr Pescod remains concerned over ongoing issues. WKCDA is monitoring the situation very closely and keeps close contact with the main contractor. Concerns over progress of the construction pace have been conveyed to them.
For the Lyric Theatre Complex and relevant part of the integrated basement project, construction of the basement remains ahead of schedule. Construction works of the Hong Kong Palace Museum project also remain on schedule.
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