Dedicated Rehousing Estate at Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area Phase IA

An MiC unit completed with interior decoration

The first concrete Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) project in Hong Kong

This is the first concrete Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) project by the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), an independent, non-government and not-for profit organisation1, as well as one of the first residential MiC projects for sale under the Subsidised Sale Flats scheme. It will be a single tower of 25 typical storeys, providing 300 units (one- to three-bedrooms of about 370 to 620 square feet), consisting of a total of 1,225 MiC modules.

The project, located in Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long, is part of HKHS’s overall development in the district providing over 3,500 units in the coming years with both sales and rental housing units. It serves to support the Government’s Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area project, which is a focus of the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy. Affected residents will have different choices for rehousing.

In line with its role as the ‘Housing Laboratory’ in Hong Kong, HKHS sets this MiC project as a pioneer to demonstrate the various benefits and constraints of the construction method to the industry. The site is situated at a cul-de-sac abutting a nullah, which is favourable for the delivery, unloading and installation of the MiC modules. A simple L-shape tower structure is deployed to facilitate the efficient operation of the tower crane for lifting and installation. 

The tower is designed with only four types of units to make up 13 types of MiC modules to optimise production efficiency. Production cost of the concrete moulds is reduced with minimised module types.

The project will provide 300 subsidised sale flats upon completion

The integration of the balcony with the living room module is the first of its kind in Hong Kong’s MiC projects. To comply with the required size, the height of the module has to be reduced to integrate the top hung balcony. The installation of metal or glass balustrades and waterproofing tests are all completed in the factory.

Project Name
Dedicated Rehousing Estate at Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area Phase IA
Hung Ping Road, Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long, New Territories (Hung Shui Kiu Town Lot. 1), Hong Kong
Status of Construction
Superstructure works in progress
Expected Completion
Site Area
2,370 square metres
Gross Floor Area
15,400 square metres
Building Height
94.535 metres (25 storeys; 2 podium floors and 1 basement floor)
Number of Units
Hong Kong Housing Society
Architecture Firm
Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited
Principal Architect
Chui Pak Chung, Patrick
Interior Design Firm
Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited
Civil & Structural Engineer
Siu Yin Wai Associate Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
J. Roger Preston Limited
Quantity Surveyor
Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
Independent MiC Checker
Chung Wah Nan Architects Ltd.
Landscape Architect
Earthasia International Holdings Ltd.
Green Building Consultant
Ramboll Hong Kong Limited
Traffic Consultant
Ozzo Technology (HK) Ltd.
Heavy Lifting Consultant
Y.Y. Wong Safety Consultants Ltd.
Main Contractor
Yau Lee Construction Company Limited
Hong Kong Housing Society

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in
Construction+ Q1 2023 Issue: Housing Construction: Demand & Supply.
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