Physical Development- Half-yearly Progress Report

For the Period Ended 30th June 2020

This half-yearly report covers the progress of Capital, Alterations, Additions, Repairs and Improvements (AA&I) as well as major renovation, spatial reorganization and fitting out projects delivered by the Campus Development Office (CDO) from January to December 2019.

 

Executive Summary

COVID-19 outbreak has incurred substantial impacts to the society during this reporting period. With persistence effort by the project management team, speedy progress was achieved in seeking departmental support for the technical feasibility studies to facilitate funding applications for various new capital projects and AA&I proposals. Tender was also called for the foundation and superstructure contract of the Proposed Centralized General Research Laboratory Complex (Block 2) to be constructed in Area 39. Health monitoring measures were also implemented swiftly in construction sites (Appendix A) to enable the completion of foundation works for the new hostel of New Asia College and the Chung Chi Student Development Complex in mid-2020. As the superstructure construction are being started up for these two capital projects, design coordination and works procurement were also in good progress for the fitting out of various InnoCentres in the Hong Kong Science Park.

With the continuation of project team liaisons and Building Committee meetings via Zoom and office from home, significant progress has been achieved in the detailed design of the Art Museum Annex and new hostel developments for United College and Shaw College. Although product and material supply from Mainland China have been impacted by the pandemics, the renovation of suites in Chan Kwan Tung Inter- University Hall for visitors’ lodging was completed satisfactorily in January 2020; providing quarantine flats to assist the University’s health care services. Renovation of the adjacent Chiang’s Building has also been closely monitored; heading for the completion of more flats in July 2020.

During the reporting period, committee meetings and funding approvals by the Legislative Council for a number of capital projects, namely the construction funding for the Proposed Centralized General Research Laboratory Complex (Block 2) in Area 39, the detailed design of the Proposed Teaching-Research Complex for the Faculty of Medicine in Area 39 and the last phase of improvement works to the Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building, have been slowed down as a result of the social issues and COVID-19 in 2019/20. Delay of half to one year was envisaged for these projects although parallel progress was maintained for the pre-project preparation works.

Under the management of the CUHK Medical Center Planning Office, Occupation Permit for the CUHK Medical Centre was obtained in May 2020; which opened a new page for healthcare services and related developments by the University.

 

Capital Projects Under Construction and Funding Applications (Appendix B and C):

1. Under the UGC-funded Hostel Development Plan to construct six new hostels (total 1794 bed places) to mitigate the shortfall in hostel places, while construction of the new hostel for New Asia College was in progress. Detailed design of new hostels for United College and Shaw College have progressed steadily respectively and consultants’ procurement was also started up in June 2020 for the new hostel of Wu Yee Sun College. The new hostels for Chung Chi College and Postgraduate Students have been scheduled in future phases of development plan.

2. The foundation works and detailed design for the donation-funded Chung Chi Student Development Complex and Lo Kwee-Seong Pavilion of the Art Museum have registered significant progress respectively.

3. Regarding the Centralized General Research Laboratory Complex (Block 2) in Area 39 which was upgraded to Category B+ in Capital Works Resources Allocation Exercise (CWRAE) 2019; detailed design was substantially completed and the superstructure and foundation tender was let out in March 2020; to be followed by tender analysis and submission of tender recommendation to the approving bodies. Land formation by Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) was in good progress to facilitate handover of the site to CUHK in 3rd Quarter 2020. The project was originally scheduled for tabling in the 2019/2020 legislative session to seek funding approval for the construction works. However, the University was informed lately that the funding review would be processed in the new legislative year towards end of 2020 the earliest. The construction would hence be commenced in 2021 the earliest; the project completion was adjusted to 2025 accordingly.

4. Regarding the UGC funding application to commence the detailed design of four new capital projects submitted in 2019; namely (a) Proposed Engineering Building at Central Campus; (b) Innovation and Sustainability Building at Station Road; (c) Centralized General Research Laboratory Complex (Block 3) in Area 39; and (d) Teaching Building Adjacent to Art Museum, support from approving authorities has been sought for the Technical Feasibility Studies (TFS) while Project Definition Statements (PDS) were supported by the Education Bureau. Funding approval would be pending the successful selection of the projects to Category B- status in the CWRAE by September 2020 the earliest; land grant application for abovementioned project (c) was being reviewed in parallel.

5. Regarding the Food & Health Bureau (FHB)-funded capital project of Proposed Teaching-Research Complex in Area 39 for the Faculty of Medicine, Category B- status was already granted by CWRAE to apply for the detailed design funding in mid-2019. However, LegCo’s processing was impacted by the social issues last year; the funding was approved in the LegCo Finance Committee Meeting held on 26 June 2020. The project completion was adjusted to end of 2026 accordingly.

6. Regarding the Centralized General Research Laboratory Complex (Block 2) in Area 39 which was upgraded to Category B+ in 2019 CWRAE; detailed design and preparation for calling the superstructure and foundation tender were in full swing. The project was scheduled for tabling in upcoming LegCo committee meetings in 2019/2020 legislative session, to seek funding approval for the construction works. Land formation was also embarked by Civil Engineering and Development Department targeted for site handover to CUHK in mid-2020 to commence the construction.

7. As the FHB capital works funding for the last phase of improvement works to the Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building was awaited, progressive liaisons were being maintained with FHB regarding the site and funding allocations to provide CUHK with the needed facilities and new buildings in association with the Redevelopment of the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH). FHB has also clarified that these provisions on CUHK and PWH campuses to support the needy expansion of medical education, research and nurse training would not be accountable under the UGC space inventory.

 

AA&I, Renovation and Minor Works Projects (Appendix D, E and F)

1. During the reporting period, steady progress was registered in the UGC-funded AA&I projects e.g. sports centre annex, alteration and additions to existing laboratory buildings, improvement works for universal access and slope enhancements etc. In parallel, various privately-funded renovations to revitalize the aged premises e.g. University lodges of Chiang’s Building, Chan Kwan Tung Inter- University Hall, Yali Guest House and conversion of Inter-University Hall near MTR Station into an InnoHub for knowledge transfer and incubation etc. were in progress.

2. Funding Approval of HK$116.577 mil was approved by the UGC in May 2020 to support four AA&I project proposals submitted by the University in 2019 for Block Allocation 2020-21. A new round of AA&I funding application for Block Allocation 2021-22 was also made in May 2020 for five new project proposals for laboratory fitting out, animal holding facilities, slope stabilization, universal access and art museum improvement works.

3. With the funding support to establish six research centres for the Health@InnoHK and AIR@InnoHK in Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (HKSTP) under the HK$10 billion Innovation Funding Scheme initiated by the HKSAR Government, users’ engagement and fitting out works design were coordinated progressively with the project consultants. Procurement and works were conducted to tally with the operational schedules of the six InnoCentres and space availability in HKSTP.

 

Preliminary Master Plan Concept for Redevelopment of Existing Public Transport Interchange
near MTR University Station

In response to an earlier conversation between the Government and the University Management, a Preliminary Master Plan Concept was also compiled to explore the potential redevelopment of the existing Public Transport Interchange near the MTR University Station and the adjacent areas; to cater for CUHK and CUHK Medical Center’s future expansions and long range developments in the vicinity.

 

Construction Works for Spatial Addition and Reorganization at Lady Shaw Buildlng (G/F, 1/F And 2/F)

Supply and Installation of Automatic Swing Gates and Associated Builder's Works In Libraries - Elisabeth Luce Moore Library, Chung Chi College

Decfect Rectification Works of University Library Extension Building

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In Libraries - Architecture Library

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In Libraries - Elisabeth Luce Moore Library, Chung Chi College

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In Libraries - Lee Quo Wei Law Library

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In Wu Chung Library In United College

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In Ch'ien Mu Library In New Asia College

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In University Library Complex (University Library & Tin Ka Ping Building)

Supply and Installation of Automatic Doors to Toilets and Associated Builder's Works In University Library Complex (Library Extension)

Temporary Traffic Arrangement for Upgrading of Central Air Conditioning Plant at Mong Man Wai Building

Hoarding and Demolition Works for Lady Shaw Building (1/F and 2/F)

Renovation Works at Room 607 on 6/F Yasumoto International Academic Park

Upgrading and Improvement of Air-Conditioning Plant at Mong Man Wai Building

Temporary Traffic Arrangement for Hoarding Works near Art Museum at University Avenue

Construction of New Dangerous Goods Store for Compressed Gases on Campus at CUHK

Renovation Works of Laboratory at Room G87, LG84 to LG87 University Science Centre

Renovation of Laboratory to Ground Floor and Mezzanine Floor at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Temporary Closure of Pedestrian Pavement and Traffic Road at University Sports Centre

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Air-Conditioning Equipment / Materials at Mong Man Wai Building

Hoarding and Demolition Works for Redevelopment of Art Museum Annex

Ground Investigation Works at University Residence No. 4

Slope Stability Improvement Works at Station Road and University Avenue (Feature No. 7NE-C/C32 and 7NE-C/C171)

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Air-Conditioning Equipment / Materials at Mong Man Wai Building

Extension to University Sports Centre and associated external works

Renovation of Laboratory to Room 244 at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Temporary Road Closure at Nursery Path near William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Extension on 2/F of Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building for New Laboratory Space

Ground Investigation Works for 300-Place Student Hostel at Shaw Campus

Renovation at 5/F of Mong Man Wai Building

Topographic, Tree and Utility Surveys for 300-Place Student Hostel at Shaw Campus

Renovation of Laboratory to Room 202 & 202A at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Site Formation Work for Centralized General Research Lab Complex (Block 2) at Area 39

Temporary Road Closure at Nursery Path near William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Air-Conditioning Equipment / Materials at Mong Man Wai Building

Renovation Work of Inno Hub on LG/F to R/G of Inter-University Hall

Extension for New Laboratory Space on Roof of Mong Man Wai Building

Extension for New Laboratory Space on 1/F of William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Topographic Survey, Tree Survey and Underground Utilities Detection / Survey for New Dangerous Goods Store for Compressed Gases at CUHK

Slope Stability Improvement Works at the South of University Residence No. 17 (Feature No. 7NE-C/C65)

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Air-Conditioning Equipment and Materials at Mong Man Wai Building

Ground Investigation Work for 250 Place Student Hostel at United Campus

Temporary Traffic Arrangement for Hoarding Works at New Asia Road and New Asia Circle

Temporary Traffic Arrangement for Hoarding Works at Central Avenue

Upgrading and Improvement of Air-Conditioning Plant at Mong Man Wai Building

Survey for the Proposed Redevelopment of Art Museum Annex

Extension to University Sports Centre and associated external works

Temporary Traffic Arrangement for Hoarding Works at Central Avenue

The Construction of Green Roof and Associated Work at 3/F & 4/F Roofs of Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building

Renovation Works of MakerSpace Phase II and associated Enhancement Works in Learning Garden at LG/F of University Library

Ground Investigation Works for Centralized General Research Lab Complex (Block 2) at Area 39

Renovation Works of Laboratory at Room 258 University Science Centre

Temporary Closure of Part of Traffic Road and Pedestrian Pavement at New Asia Circle

Renovation Works for Language Laboratories at Room 401, 410 & 416 of Lee Shau Kee Building

Renovation Works at 2/F of Elisabeth Luce Moore Library

Renovation Works at Room G01D of Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Building

Construction Works for Student Hostel at New Asia College

Upgrading Works at Central Data Centre 2 at 7/F Wu Ho Man Yuen Building

Renovation Works of Chan Kwan Tung Inter-University Hall

Renovation Works at 9/F to 11/F of William M. W. Mong Engineering Building

Construction Works for Chung Chi Student Development Complex

Renovation Works at 2/F of Run Run Shaw Science Building

Renovation Works at 1LG/F of Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building

Renovation Works at LG1 to LG4 Lee Woo Sing College

Renovation Works of Microfilm Room at G/F of Library Extension Building

Renovation Works of Makerspace in Learning Garden and Associated Enhancement Works at LG/F of University Library

Renovation Works of Laboratory at Room LG90 University Science Centre

Renovation Works of Laboratory at Room LG31 University Science Centre

Renovation Works of SCS Railway Plaza Tsim Sha Tsui

Renovation Works of William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Renovation Works of Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Equipment and Materials to the Roof of Shanghai Fraternity Association Research Services Centre

Supply and Installation of Campus Model at University Entrance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Temporary Closure of Road and Car Parking Spaces for Up-Grading of A/C Works at Roof of Shanghai Fraternity Association Research Services Centre

Ground Investigation Works at University Sports Centre

Renovation Works of 1/F Lobby, Li Wai Chun Building

Renovation Works of I-House Block 1 & 2

Temporary Closure of Car Park at Campus Circuit North next to C. W. Chu College

Renovation Works at Room 1206a of 12/F Yasumoto International Academic Park

Foyer Enhancement Works for Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building

Renovation of Laboratory to Room 216, 216A, 220 & 220A at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Temporary Closure of Road at Campus Circuit North and Area 39 Drive near C. W. Chu College

Renovation of United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library

Feature Wall at G/F Lobby of Run Run Shaw Science Building

Temporary Closure of Road near C. W. Chu College (Area 39 Drive)

Temporary Closure of Road near C. W. Chu College (Area 39 Drive)

Hoarding and Demolition Works for Chung Chi Student Development Complex

Renovation of Laboratory to Room LG121 at Run Run Shaw Science Building

Renovation Works at 3/F John Fulton Centre

Renovation of Laboratory to Room 238, 238A & 240 at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Renovation of Laboratory to Room 230 & 230A at Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

Renovation Works for Laboratory in Room 138 at Lady Shaw Building

Renovation Works at Room G01 of John Fulton Centre

Temporary Closure of Road at Campus Circuit North (Leading to Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building)

Renovation Works at 5/F Room 538 & 539 of Sino Building

Renovation Works of G/F, 1/F, 3/F & 4/F at Shanghai Fraternity Association Research Services Centre

Upgrading and Improvement of Air-Conditioning Plant at University Science Centre

Ground Investigation Works at Staff Quarters Block D and G of Chung Chi College

Renovation Works at 6/F of Tin Ka Ping Building

Renovation Works of Lady Shaw Buildlng

Renovation Works of Pi Ch'iu Buildlng

Temporary Closure of Car Parking Spaces for Hoisting Work to Roof of Academic Building No.1

Improvement Works of Disabled Ramp at Swire Hall 1 & 2 of Fung King Hey Building

Temporary Closure of Existing Car Park Area near C. W. Chu College (Campus Circuit North)

Emergency Preventive Works at the South of University Residence No. 17 (Feature No. 7NE-C/C65)

Temporary Closure of Existing Pedestrian Pavement at Campus Circuit North (Near C. W. Chu College)

Temporary Closure of Existing Cyclist Track at Area 39 (Near New Student Hostel Site)

Renovation Works of G/F and 5/F of Hang Seng Hall at United College

Section 3 Underground Drainage Works at 2x338-Place at Student Hostels on Northern Campus (Block A3 & A4)

Temporary Closure of Pedestrian Pavement at Area 39 Drive (leading to Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building)

A & A Works for Li Wai Chun Building from LG1/F to 1/F

Temporary Closure of Part of Traffic Road and Pedestrian Pavement at Central Avenue

Notice of Commencement of Construction Works at 2x338-Place at Student Hostels on Northern Campus (Block A3 & A4)

Notice of Site Possession and Carpark Closure for CUHK Medical Centre

Renovation and Alteration Works for Siu-Loong Pao Building

A Revolutionary Study Commons - University Library Extension (Video)

Site Formation and Foundation Works at Student Hostels on Northern Campus (Block A3 & A4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

January
2020

February
2020

March
2020

Cumulative Total for the Fiscal Year 2019-20

Cumulative Total for the same period for the Fiscal Years 2018-19/2017-18

Expenditures on Capital and AA&I Works, inclusive of private funds

$21.158m

$7.478m

$11.108m

$286.846m

$279.424m/$339.377m

Expenditure on Minor Works (supported by Minor Works Vote, Hostel Funds and others)
$4.724m
$8.214m
$9.717m
$134.294m
$141.996m/$126.616m

Fiscal year - 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Description

April
2020

May
2020

June
2020

Cumulative Total for the Fiscal Year 2020-21

Cumulative Total for the same period for the Fiscal Years 2019-20/2018-19

Expenditures on Capital and AA&I Works, inclusive of private funds

$14.713m

$20.906m

$14.358m

$49.977m

$24.153m/$131.838m

Expenditure on Minor Works (supported by Minor Works Vote, Hostel Funds and others)
$8.057m
$18.454m
$12.576m
$39.087m
$35.315m/$14.495m

Fiscal year - 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 (Report Period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020)

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