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The Education Bureau plans to use the former Li Huili land to build one of the two special schools to provide dormitory services

2021-09-22T15:20:56.537Z

The government plans to build two newly-funded special schools on Luen Fook Road in Kowloon Tong. The Education Bureau has earlier provided documents on the school construction project to the Social Service Committee of the Kowloon City District Council. Two new school buildings to be built are located in Luen Fook



The government plans to build two newly-funded special schools on Luen Fook Road in Kowloon Tong. The Education Bureau has earlier provided documents on the school construction project to the Social Service Committee of the Kowloon City District Council.

The two new school buildings to be built are located on Luen Fook Road, covering an area of ​​about 7,700 square meters. One of the school buildings will also provide dormitory services.

The scope of the plan includes the demolition of existing buildings within the site, that is, the southern part of the former Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) campus.


The two new school buildings to be built are located on Luen Fook Road, covering an area of ​​about 7,700 square meters. One of the school buildings will also provide dormitory services.

(Picture of Kowloon City District Council document)

According to the Education Bureau, in order to ensure that there are sufficient subsidized special school places to cater for the needs of children with intellectual disabilities, and to meet the needs of children with moderate intellectual disabilities, the Bureau plans to build two new subsidized special schools on Luen Fook Road, Kowloon Tong. One is a school for children with mild intellectual disability, which is expected to provide 180 degrees, and the other is a school for children with mild and moderate intellectual disability, which is expected to provide a total of 300 degrees for children with mild and moderate intellectual disability, and is expected to provide a total of 300 degrees for children with mild and moderate intellectual disability. 80 places are provided for children with intellectual disabilities.

According to the bureau, the two proposed new school buildings are located on Luen Fook Road, covering an area of ​​about 7,700 square meters. The proposed project scope includes the demolition of existing buildings within the site, which is the south of the former Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Li Huili) campus. Part of it is to build the two special schools mentioned above, one of which will provide dormitory services at the same time.

The scope of the proposed project plan includes the demolition of existing buildings within the site, that is, the southern part of the former Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) campus.

(Screenshot of google map)

The proposed school building for children with mild intellectual disability is 4 floors high, with 12 classrooms, 2 small group teaching rooms, 4 special rooms, 4 speech therapy rooms, 1 occupational therapy room, 3 social work rooms, and books The halls, meeting rooms, faculty rooms and auditoriums will also provide multi-purpose venues and other ancillary facilities.

Construction materials need 4 years

As for the proposed five-storey school building for children with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities, there are 24 classrooms, 3 small group teaching rooms, 4 special rooms, 6 speech therapy rooms, 2 occupational therapy rooms, and 5 social workers. Multi-purpose venues and other ancillary facilities will also be provided in the rooms, as well as libraries, meeting rooms, faculty rooms and auditoriums.

As for the dormitory, there are multiple bedrooms and study rooms that can accommodate 80 children with moderate intellectual disabilities, a TV room/lounge, a dining room/multi-purpose room, a kitchen, etc., and other ancillary facilities .

According to the Education Bureau, it plans to submit funding applications for the proposed project to the Legislative Council in the 2021-22 Legislative Council in accordance with the established mechanism. It is expected that the construction project will take about four years.

The Education Bureau added that the Architectural Services Department has conducted a preliminary environmental review during the design stage and will formulate provisions in the contract signed with the project contractor to require the contractor to implement environmental mitigation measures to strictly control noise, dust, and drainage during construction. , In order to comply with the standards and guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition, the bureau stated that a number of greening measures have been incorporated in the design of the proposed school building, including the construction of green areas on the roof and outdoors, and the addition of planters and plants on some floors to beautify the campus.

When designing the overall layout and construction of the new school building, the engineering consultant team has considered the landscape and ventilation of the surrounding environment, and has set up green platforms on some floors to increase natural light and air circulation.

There will also be parking spaces for private cars, taxi/private car parking spaces and school bus parking spaces in the new school premises. Vehicles do not need to use roadside parking. The bureau expects that the opening of the new school premises will have little impact on nearby traffic.

There was a battle for the land of the former Lee Hyeri school building in the early years

There was a battle for the site of the former Li Huili school building in the early years.

In 2013, the government rezoned the 0.88 hectares of land to the south of the former Li Huili school building into "Residential (Type B)" and included it in the land sale plan.

The Baptist University, which owns the land on the north side, has always intended to take the land on the south side for the construction of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital. After learning of the government’s plan, it was dissatisfied. Most of the opinions received by the Town Planning Board during the consultation period opposed the construction of residential buildings. .

In the end, the government "kneeled down" in 2014 and removed the land for sale, suggesting to restore it to "government, institution or community" use.

In 2018, the Education Bureau announced that it would construct two new special school premises from part of the former Li Huili branch school premises, and accept applications from qualified applicant groups.

In 2019, Baptist University announced the construction of a new student dormitory and teaching complex on the northern part of the former Li Huili campus. It is expected that 1,726 places will be added, and it will be completed as soon as the 2023/2024 school year.

The Education Bureau promotes the construction of two special schools on some of the former Li Huili land in Kowloon Tong. The deadline for applications next month is the HKBU grants 2.1 billion dormitories and additional e-sports rooms in the teaching building. Places will be reserved for mainland students

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Source: hk1

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