The City University of Hong Kong Student Hostel at Whitehead

Whitehead, Ma On Shan
Courtesy of City University of Hong Kong

The construction work for the 5th phase of the Student Hostel project at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) at Whitehead, Ma On Shan officially commenced in January 2022.  In addition to hostel rooms, there will be communal area, corridors, toilets and plant rooms adopted MiC technology, with more than 1,300 MiC modules in the six building blocks. The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2026 and will provide more than 2,000 bed-spaces for CityU undergraduate and postgraduate students.


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Highlights on Current Status

Works after Module Installation

Project Current Status

Under Construction

No. of MiC Modules


CFA (m²)

Approx. 48,000

MiC CFA (m²)

Approx. 26,000

Superstructure Storeys


MiC Storeys


Construction Cycle of Typical MiC Floor (@ Day Cycle)

4 Days

Construction Commencement Date

Q1 2022

Target Main Contract Completion

Dec 2023



Construction Commencement Date

Q1 2022

Manufacture of MiC Modules

Sep 2022 - May 2023

Module Installation

Dec 2022 - Jul 2023

Target Main Contract Completion

Dec 2023

Module Type Module System Width (mm) Length (mm) Length (mm) Inlcuding Corrider & AC Platform Height (mm) Weight (tonnes) No.
Type 1A  Steel 2,665 9,000 10,000 3,105 15 66
Type 3 Steel 2,133 9,000 9,000 3,105 15 33
Type 2A Steel 3,090 7,226 7,726 3,105 18 98
Type 4 Steel 2,000 9,416 10,416 3,105 18 56
Type 5 Steel 3,000 6,682 7,182 3,105 15 889
Others  Steel varies varies varies 3,105 varies 202
  Total: 1,344

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Last Updated: 11.09.2023 14:38:16

Adopting MiC to Build Light Public Housing (LPH) to Expedite Housing Supply

The Policy Address 2022 announced the construction of LPH. The LPH Scheme is led by the Architectural Services Department with the adoption of MiC. The Housing Bureau has selected eight sites in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Ma On Shan, Kai Tak, Ngau Tau Kok and Chai Wai, providing around 30,000 LPH units. The construction period takes only one to two years. Each units equipped with self-contained toilet and basic facilities such as water heater and air-con. The first batch of around 2,100 units will be completed in 2024-25 and the remaining units will be completed by phases in 2025-26 and 2026-27, so as to shorten the waiting time of public housing.