High West Site Development

142 Pok Fu Lam Road
Courtesy of HKU Estates Office

Being a pilot project for private residential development, this is another MiC project for the University of Hong Kong. The project consists of the construction of two towers of 19-storey student residence on a single-storey podium, providing 938 public-funded hostel places; two towers of 19-storey staff quarters on a single-storey podium providing 266 residential flats and podium carpark providing approximately 320 parking spaces. MiC will be fully adopted to the construction of all towers. The anticipated completion year will be 2024.

Highlights on Current Status

Main Contract Awarded

Project Current Status

Demolition Works Completed

No. of MiC Modules

Approx. 1,800 Units

CFA (m²)

67,380

MiC CFA (m²)

Approx. 39,000

Superstructure Storeys

20

MiC Storeys

19

Anticipated Construction Cycle of Typical MiC Floor (@ Day Cycle)

4 Days

Construction Commencement Date

July 2021

Anticipated Completion Date

May 2024

Structure

Concrete Core Structure with Hybrid MiC Modules

Design Consultancy Commencement

Jun 2020

Foundation Works Commencement

Sep 2021

Manufacture of MiC Modules

Apr 2022

Installation of MiC Modules

Jul 2023

Anticipated Completion Date

Mar 2024

Last Updated: 19.10.2021 17:12:10

2021 Policy Address

2021 Policy Address and MiC

The Chief Executive issues the 2021 Policy Address on October 7, 2021. It mentions the government will continue to implement “Construction 2.0” so as to uplift the productivity and skill level of the sector. Wider use of I&T and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) will also be promoted to shorten construction time, reduce manpower and enhance safety in construction sites. Moreover, in order to increase and speed up the housing supply, the HKHA and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) will adopt the MiC and other innovative construction technology more widely. The HKHA will also adopt a new procurement model to suitable projects to allow contractors to undertake design and construction in a bundle. It is hoped that these measures can further optimise and speed up the construction process.

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