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 Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour
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September 20, 2012

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SHANGHAI - Nestled in the in Shanghai’s prime Jing An temple district, the new Kerry Centre developed by the Kerry Group adds to Puxi’s already abundant skyline, giving Pudong a run for its money.
The Jing An Kerry required more than 10 years of planning and strategic purchasing. Building on the original Kerry Centre situated on the corner of the development, the project has been expanded to cover 350,000 square meters of retail, hotel, and office space. According to the representatives of Kerry Properties, the project developer, the challenge of the structure was in the foundations rather than the construction itself. Situated at the exact cross roads of Shanghai Metro lines 2 & 7, the project required four floors of underground parking, pushing the envelope of foundation engineering.

Coupling the prime location with the new development also created over-ground challenges, the developers said.  Placed between Shanghai’s Yan’an elevated road, one of the city’s busiest highways, and Nanjing road, Shanghai’s main road, presented numerous logistical challenges. To add another important variable, one of Mao Tse Tung’s old residences, which is being refurbished to be turned in to a museum, is situated at the center of the development. Developers and the Parsons Brinckerhoff team were faced with the complex task of preserving the historical significance of the site and finishing on time.
Model of the Jing An Kerry Centre
The new Kerry Centre is set to open its doors in April, 2013, adding another important project to Shanghai’s flourishing high-rise skyline.
Delegates at the future entrance of the Jing An Kerry Centre
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Kerry Properties