New Campus Development

New Campus Development

HKMU's Proposed New Campus

A Hub for Community Health and Wellness

Campus Introduction


Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU, formerly The Open University of Hong Kong) is a pioneer of open and distance education in Hong Kong, practicing the educational philosophy of “Education for All” and making quality and flexible further education opportunities to working adults. In 2001, HKMU began offering full-time face-to-face programmes in response to the HKSAR Government's education reform. Over the past three decades, the University has evolved from primarily a distance learning institution to become a comprehensive university that has over 14,000 full-time students (including undergraduate and postgraduate) and about 5,800 part-time / distance learning students. Through nurturing talents to meet our society’s needs, we have made longstanding contributions to the advancement of Hong Kong’s economy.

With the continuous increase in the full-time student population, the University's current campus space and facilities are insufficient to meet the needs of its quality education. In view of this, HKMU proposes to use an abandoned slope land at the corner of Sheung Shing Street and Fat Kwong Street to build a new academic complex of 19 storeys (plus 1 storey of basement carpark). The new building would contain lecture theatres, classrooms, library, learning commons, offices and amenities facilities (such as eating place, sport hall, futsal pitch, integrated health clinic etc.). The additional space would enhance the University's campus infrastructure to achieve its missions of providing quality education and training talents for the Hong Kong economy.

Site Location and Area

The proposed new campus is located at the corner of Sheung Shing Street and Fat Kwong Street.

The Project with site area of about 3,403 m2 would provide HKMU with an additional gross floor area of around 30,660 m2, which is equivalent to approximately 42% of the existing campus space.

Project Theme and Features

Positioned as “A Hub for Community Health and Wellness”, the new campus would support HKMU's education programmes and activities to promote health and wellness for the whole community.

The new campus will be designed with community-, age- and environmental-friendly elements including eating place, clinic, podium garden, activity spaces and footbridges.

Designed with community-, age- and environmental-friendly elements

Benefits to HKMU, Community and Society

Enhanced Public Accessibility with Footbridge Network

In addition, the new campus will introduce additional footbridges and enhanced pathway which will highly facilitate the foot traffic covering the busy areas around Fat Kwong Street and Sheung Shing Street. This improvement and enhanced provision could provide much convenience to the community and nearby people for uplifted accessibility and safety. 

Enhance teaching and learning facilities to nurture talents for the development of Hong Kong

Enhance training capacity of healthcare professionals to serve the ageing population

Organise educational programmes and activities to promote community health and wellness

Build a convenient footbridge walkway to enhance public accessibility and reduce the flow of pedestrians on the road to improve road safety

Provide diversified facilities to uplift the physical and mental health of students and the community

Preserve the biggest tree and plant new trees to maintain green environment