Two gongs at project management awards

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
1 December 2021

Arup has been named a winner at the Project Management Achievement Awards 2020 for its exceptional project management consultancy services for the CUHK Medical Centre. Our Associate Director Thomas Lee was also awarded the Project Manager of the Year for this project.

Organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM), the awards aim to recognise and promote organisations and individuals that demonstrate excellence and outstanding achievements in project and programme management in Hong Kong.

The CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) was named a winner in the Construction / Engineering category. The state-of-the-art facility is Hong Kong’s first smart hospital, providing 516 inpatient beds, 90 day beds, 28 operating rooms and 56 consultation rooms, designed to serve the society by bridging the gap between private and public healthcare services, through offering quality healthcare at affordable and transparent packaged prices.

The Arup team was acclaimed for its systematic approach to plan and manage this highly complex project, from design management, procurement and contractual arrangement to cost control and construction management. This ensured the project to achieve its designed ambitions within the approved budget, quality and safety requirements.


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The CUHKMC project was named a winner in Project Management Achievement Awards 2020 under Construction / Engineering category.

Taking the top honour in the project manager category, Thomas was recognised for his professional skills, leadership qualities, proactivity and initiative in managing and supervising the CUHKMC project, partnering with the design and build contractor and the multidisciplinary teams while working closely with the stakeholders involving 20 departments with 80 end users. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak impacting the equipment and material delivery and the construction works during the final stage of the project, Thomas managed to promptly re-allocate available resources and arranged precautionary measures on site to minimise the impact on project progress.

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Our Associate Director Thomas Lee was named Project Manager of the Year.

Thomas has well-demonstrated his leadership as well as being proactive and responsive in resolving all project issues. He provided professional assessment and advice for facilitating our timely decision making, also managed the consultants and contractors with systematic and fair approaches. He is a trustworthy and reliable project manager. ” Dr Hong Fung Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre Limited