FEHD Skylight Market at Tin Sau Road, Tin Shui Wai

Tin Sau Road, Tin Shui Wai
Courtesy of ArchSD

In 2018 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced that the Government planned to spare space at the section of Tin Fuk Road outside Tin Shui Wai (TSW) MTR Station for building a new public market. During the interim period, there is a need to provide a temporary market (i.e. FEHD Skylight Market) as a transitional arrangement to meet the local demand for additional choices of fresh food provisions. The Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) was engaged for the market development.

 

To expedite the construction for early enjoyment of the public, Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) method is adopted in this project. There are 18 large and 18 small market stalls using different combination of containers. Each large market stall is composed of individual container while three small market stalls are sub-divided by one 30-feet container.

 

With the approach of an open and vibrant design fitting in the surrounding environment, an open design in the provision of main weather shelters naturally ventilated is developed. Modules of the shelters are manufactured off-site and transported to site for assembly using Design for Manufacturing Assembly (DfMA) method.

 

By adopting both MiC and DfMA method in this project, the construction period can be shortened and demand of site labours can be minimised.  The Market was commissioned on 27 December 2020.

 

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Highlight on Current Status

Commissioning on 27 December 2020

Project Current Status

Completed

No. of MiC Modules

26

CFA (m²)

1,100

MiC CFA (m²)

418

Total Storeys

1

MiC Storeys

1

Construction Cycle of Typical MiC floor ( @ Day cycle)

10

Construction Commencement Date

Nov 2019

Date of Completion

Oct 2020

Structure

Steel

Commencement of Foundation Works

Apr 2020

Manufacture of MiC Modules Commencement

May 2020

Installation of MiC Modules Completion

June 2020

Date of Completion

Oct 2020

Last Updated: 28.10.2021 10:42:29

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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