Update regarding the Kai Tak Sports Park project
Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) has this week confirmed new and updated information regarding the highly anticipated Kai Tak Sports Park project, which will feature a 50,000-seat, retractable roof stadium at the heart of this sports and community orientated development.
The latest information on the Kai Tak Sports Park project is as follows:
(1) A video of the Sports Park has been released
Animation Footage (30 sec)
(2) Updated drawings, including conceptual plans of major venues and roof plan, have been published:
(3) The Environmental Impact Assessment report has now been approved by the Environmental Protection Department and the planning application for the project
(4) A discussion paper to the Home Affairs Panel of the Legislative Council has been distributed
Kai Tak Sports Park:
Kai Tak Sports Park will provide high-quality sports venues not only for major events but also daily enjoyment by the community. With a wide variety of sports facilities, open space, park features, office accommodation and retail and dining outlets, it is a park to meet the diversified needs of general public, amateur and professional athletes.
The Kai Tak Sports Park is the most important investment of the Hong Kong Government in sports infrastructure in recent decades. Occupying 28 hectares of land, the Kai Tak Sports Park is about 9 hectares larger than the Victoria Park and will contribute significantly to sports development of Hong Kong:
- Promoting the enjoyment and benefits of sports for people of different ages and abilities by providing a wide variety of sports facilities which meet a wide range of different needs of the community
- Attracting more major international sports events to Hong Kong
- Supporting elite athletes by providing more opportunities for them to compete on home ground
Closely connected to the local communities, the Sports Park will also provide large areas of landscaped park for daily enjoyment of the community. The multi-purpose sports facilities in the Park will meet the increasing needs for facilities for school sports competition and training.
The airport at Kai Tak was relocated to Chek Lap Kok in July 1998. The relocation has offered a good opportunity for major development in the Metro Area. The Kai Tak Development is a huge and highly complex development project spanning over 320 hectares with the largest available land fronting Victoria Harbour. Following the principle of “planning with the community”, the Government conducted three stages of public participation programme in 2004 to 2006 to collect public and stakeholders’ views on Kai Tak Development. The community views generally envisaged Kai Tak as a hub of sports, recreation, tourism, entertainment and quality housing.
Inter-departmental Project Steering Committee
The Project Steering Committee, comprising members from relevant government bureaux/departments, monitors the progress of the Kai Tak Sports Park, promotes smooth co-operation and communication among key parties, and facilitates the co-ordination between the Kai Tak Sports Park and other projects in the Kai Tak Development so as to enable an effective and parallel implementation of various projects.
Task Force under the Sports Commission
The Task Force provides advice and makes suggestions on the development of the Kai Tak Sports Park from the perspectives of the sports sector and other potential users.
HAB (Home Affairs Bureau) Project Team
HAB established a Project Team to take forward the implementation of the Kai Tak Sports Park in April 2014. It is a multi-disciplinary team, including administrative officers, leisure services manager and executive officers responsible for the overall operations planning; and professional architect, landscape architect, structural engineer, building services engineer, mechanical and electrical engineer, civil engineer and quantity surveyor responsible for the preparation of tender documents, as well as monitoring the design and construction of the project.
The joint venture of KPMG and Advisian is the operations consultant. It is tasked to formulate user requirements, business plan, financial projections and performance measurements for the operation of the Kai Tak Sports Park. It also reviews the procurement approach of the project, carries out economic cost-benefit analysis, conducts turf studies and formulates management solutions, and collects views from stakeholders (including sports sector and other potential users) on the design and operation of the Sports Park.
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|Retail Sub Consultant||Hotel Consultant||Employer’s Requirements
Technical Services Consultant
Leigh & Orange Limited (architectural lead consultant), WSP (HK) Limited (building services and structural sub-consultants) and Urbis Limited (landscape sub-consultant) are the technical services consultant. The team prepares conceptual drawings and technical specifications, assists in tender assessment for the main works and supervise the design and construction of the project.
|Fire Engineering Consultant||Stadium, Sports &
Arena Design Consultant
|Facade Design Consultant||Universal Design
|Landscape & Turf
|Safety and Security
|Systematic Risk Management and
Construction Design Management
(Health and Safety Design
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& Decorative Lighting Consultant
|ICT & Acoustics Consultant|
|Catering Equipment Specialist Consultant|
Quantity Surveying Consultant
Rider Levett Bucknall Limited is the quantity surveying consultant. It reviews the project cost, prepares tender documents and assists in tender assessment for the main works. It also helps in reviewing the procurement approach.
Urban Design & Planning Consultants Limited is the planning consultant. It studies the need to relax the building height restriction on the main stadium for greater design flexibility and the need to include a hotel of suitable size to provide accommodation for participants of sports and other events. It will assist to obtain the necessary planning permission from the Town Planning Board.