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The challenge

Shanghai ITC has four relatively independent lots which are in different stages of construction. For a successful delivery of the project, integration of all the contractors is key. Additional challenges for cost control are created by the extended construction timeframe, fluctuations in the cost of materials and regulatory changes.

The solution

This was a massive project, and Arcadis provided numerous estimates, advising Sun Hung Kai Properties on design options and construction methods. In the tendering stage, Arcadis drew up the bid documents, setting clear initial boundaries to avoid future discrepancies and ambiguity. Arcadis also managed change orders and claims in consultation with the contractors, effectively building a complete front to end construction cost control process for this mega project.

The impact

Once completed in 2023, Shanghai ITC will become a valuable addition to the growing ecosystem of the Xujiahui commercial district, adding commercial and employment opportunities for residents, and the environmentally friendly buildings are realized under the sustainable LEED Gold Standard. The project allows for direct access to the Xujiahui Metro Station, which serves as an interchange station for three separate lines. This makes travel to and from the location convenient, without adding to urban congestion. A network of elevated footbridges will connect the Shanghai ITC with adjacent commercial and heritage sites, ensuring easy pedestrian access and safety. All in all, the project makes lives better for all residents and visitors to Xujiahui.

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