About the Project

Background

Support HKU's Future Development

The Pokfield Campus, alongside other campus extension projects in the next 5 years, is the University’s strategic development to support innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborations and cross-disciplinary pursuits that will accelerate the growth of HKU into the future and beyond. It will be a new iconic landmark on the Pokfulam Road that will connect with and enhance the overall ambience of the community.

New Home for HKU Business School

As the HKU Business School is aspiring to become a premier business school in Asia with significant global influence, it needs more teaching and research space with innovative facilities to grow and nurture new generations of business leaders. This new, modern home will also provide sufficient communal space to foster interaction and incubation of ideas with business practitioners for a global business school that emphasises collaboration and outreach.

Facilitate Academic Exchange

The University has launched a global recruitment campaign to recruit leading scholars, and it will require more residential facilities that meet the needs of junior professoriate staff and their families, as well as visiting academics for academic exchange in the short to medium term. These premium accommodation will boost HKU’s competitiveness and international image.

Modernise Our Sports Facilities

The Flora Ho Sports Centre and Lindsay Ride Sports Centre have served the HKU community for decades and it is time to bring our facilities to the 21st Century. The new campus will provide a multi-functional and contemporary sports facility.

Development Plan

The new Pokfield Complex will be a multi-faceted and functionally cohesive academic-residential-culture and sports complex comprising five buildings and open spaces.

The new home for the HKU Business School will provide sufficient research and communal space to nurture an ambience of openness, energy and connectivity for a global business school that emphasizes collaboration and outreach.

The staff quarters that are planned for young academic staff is a strategic investment to enhance the competitiveness of the University in attracting top talents to live and work in Hong Kong. The premium guest house will significantly improve the University's capacity to support intellectual exchanges with scholars and leaders around the world.

The new hub aims to provide a conducive environment for students, academia, international scholars and alumni to congregate. It will provide a technology-rich and modern space-sharing Learning Commons to encourage interaction, incubation of ideas and interdisciplinary collaboration. There will also be ample teaching and learning spaces equipped with innovative IT technology to facilitate top-notch learning and an innovative environment for HKU students to connect with industry in the city and beyond. 

The existing sports facilities will be upgraded and expanded, and it will be integrated across the complex. An ultramodern sports complex nearly double in size with an indoor swimming pool, a running track and other facilities has been planned for our HKU community and visitors.

Current Site

Development Phases

Project Group

The project group for the Pokfield Campus is to guide and monitor the overall development of the project, including the scope, time and cost of the project, and engagement of consultants, specialists and contractors about this project.

The members of the project group are listed as follows:

Chairman

The Chairman appointed by the Accommodation Committee

Members

Dean of HKU Business School and his/her representative(s)

An External Member

Director of Centre for Sports and Exercise

Dean of Student Affairs

Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Office

Lead Consultant

P&T Architects and Engineers Limited (P&T) and WilkinsonEyre have been awarded the lead architectural consultancy for the redevelopment of the current Pokfield Road Site into a new landmark campus hub.

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