Works required include construction of the underground Exhibition Station and 300m of cut and cover tunnel along Convention Avenue (the western approach tunnel) The station will serve the convention centre, and the North Wanchai area, completing the new rail link and connecting New Territories and north Hong Kong.

The value of the contract is USD 727M, Leighton Asia receiving a 51 per cent share. Leighton Holdings executive chairman and CEO Marcelino Fernandez Verdes said, "Securing the largest civil works contract within this project is an excellent achievement."

Shatin to Central Link (SCL) is a 17km-long rail expansion undertaken by MTR Corporation in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The project involves stretching the line from Tai Wai to Hung Hom and Hung Hom to Admiralty sections, linking a number of existing railway lines passing through several districts in Hong Kong.