CONSULTING engineer Atkins Haswell signed a $41.93 million contract with the Territory Development Department (TDD) yesterday to design the third phase of the Central reclamation. Work, which starts next Monday, covers site investigation, design and construction supervision for a 29-hectare reclaimed area from the Star Ferry to Fenwick Pier Street. Atkins Haswell will share the work with six other sub-consultants. They are Franklin & Andrews, Kennedy & Donkin, Peter Fraenkel/BMT (Asia), ERM, SPB and Hydraulics and Water Research Asia. Atkins Haswell managing director Rodney Collins said his firm would carry out about 70 per cent of the project. The remainder would be shared among the other firms. 'Peter Fraenkel/BMT has the largest share, carrying out a marine traffic study,' he said. ERM will do environmental work and SPB will carry out road traffic studies. Initially the contract will consider what kind of fill is required and how it should be done to provide a basic in-fill area for the extension of the Central business district. The relocation of Queen's Pier is also included. Later the consultants are expected to plan and design overrun tunnels for the airport railway and a dual two-lane expressway for the Central-Wan Chai bypass. But Mr Collins said this extra work would depend on whether these schemes received funding from the Legislative Council. Completion of the design is due by the beginning of 1997 when the consultants will oversee the invitation of construction tenders by the TDD. The assignment will then continue until the reclamation has been finished in 2001.