|Founder||John C. Gammon|
|Owner||Jardine Matheson |
Gammon Construction Limited is a Hong Kong construction and engineering contractor headquartered in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. In addition to local construction projects, it is also involved in construction and engineering various projects in China and Southeast Asia.
The company originated from a construction business founded in India by John C. Gammon in 1919. In 1955, a branch was engaged to build a new runway at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong. In 1958, Gammon Construction Limited ("Gammon") was formed to establish a permanent presence in Hong Kong.
Once incorporated in Hong Kong, it grew rapidly, obtaining construction work of a diverse nature. By the late 1970s, it was established as the leading contractor in Hong Kong, participating in many of the major infrastructure projects of that time. The company began to expand business outside Hong Kong, establishing offices in Singapore and Vietnam.
Jardine Matheson took a minority interest in Gammon in 1969 and it became a public company in 1970. Then in 1975, Jardines acquired the remaining shareholding and thus Gammon became a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardines. In late 1983 Jardine Matheson sold 50 percent of Gammon to Trafalgar House, a UK based company involved in construction, shipping and property.
In India, Gammon was taken over in 1991 by Abhijit Rajan. In Pakistan Gammon was taken over by the Bibojee Group. Gammon then became the preferred constructor throughout the Asia-Pacific region for both Jardines and Trafalgar House. In 1996, Kvaerner took over Trafalgar House thereby acquiring its 50% interest in Gammon. Skanska acquired all of Kvaerner's construction businesses, including Gammon, in late 2000. Balfour Beatty, the international engineering, construction and services group, subsequently purchased Skanska's 50% in Gammon in 2004.
It has its head office in Kwun Tong. It occupies 36,900 square feet (3,430 m2) of space there. It moved there circa 2019.
Previously its head office was in TaiKoo Place in Quarry Bay.
Gammon has been involved in the construction of various major projects in Hong Kong and around the region:
The company is also involved in the construction of the Mayflower MRT station due to be completed in 2021 and Havelock MRT station due to be completed in 2022.
Hong Kong Headquarters Gammon Construction Limited Address 22/F, Tower 1, The Quayside 77 Hoi Bun Road Kwun Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong
Gammon Construction Limited 28th Floor, Devon House TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Road Hong Kong