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New Kowloon West Campus in operationFeature story
- 21 Dec 2022 (Wed)
The new Kowloon West Campus of HKU SPACE at 12/F NCB Innovation Centre, 888 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, is now in operation. The School has various learning centres all over Hong Kong and Kowloon, and convenient transportation has always been the premise of site selection. The brand-new Kowloon West Campus is adjacent to the Lai Chi Kok MTR Station, providing the School’s faculty, staff and students with the greatest convenience for their daily commuting.
The acquisition of the property is part of the School’s long-term development strategies, which is to expand and improve teaching venues and student facilities. The new Kowloon West Campus has an enrolment centre, 9 classrooms of different sizes, a wine room, 2 computer labs, 3 student common rooms, a teacher and student discussion room, a lecture room, and a sick room, etc.; some space in the building is designated as offices, convenient for faculty staff to handle daily teaching affairs.
The first phase of the construction project is to expand the staff offices, which was completed in August 2022. At the end of August, colleagues from the College of Business and Finance, who were originally working in the United Learning Centre, successfully moved into their “new home”. The enrolment centre of Kowloon West Campus has also been completed, and pre-enrolment services were available from 28 November 2022. The second phase of the project will be completed in January 2023. At that time, new semester teaching activities of the HKU SPACE Community College and some part-time courses of the School will be launched on the new campus.
At present, the School has 11 learning/enrolment centres in Hong Kong and Kowloon, providing a total of 257 classrooms and computer/special laboratories, with a total floor area of 606,000 square feet (excluding offices).