HKT joins hands with Kai Tak Sports Park Limited and Hip Hing Engineering to achieve 5G smart construction

February 3, 2021

HONG KONG, February 3, 2021 – HKT joins hands with Kai Tak Sports Park Limited (KTSPL) and Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited (Hip Hing Engineering) in a cross-industry partnership to realise Hong Kong’s largest sports infrastructure, which is also the first construction site in the city to be equipped with a dedicated 5G network infrastructure. Together with a series of 5G applications, the project will revolutionise the construction industry and set new benchmarks in smart construction.


Kai Tak Sports Park’s world-class sports facilities will strengthen sports development in Hong Kong.  HKT, KTSPL and Hip Hing Engineering share the common goal of achieving smart construction and have equipped the Sports Park’s construction site with dedicated 5G coverage. 5G-powered applications such as mobile management system, robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), will boost work efficiency and communication among construction personnel.


Within the 28-hectare construction site, HKT has built a dedicated 5G network consisting of 5G base stations and numerous 5G routers and Wi-Fi access points. This reliable network empowers real-time simultaneous collaboration between site personnel of about 2,000 people, and enables large files and huge amount of data to be transmitted at a speed 20 times faster than 4G. 5G also optimises Building Information Modelling (BIM) and increases project constructability while saving time and cost. HKT is also delivering a 5G mobile management system at the construction site. Aiming to minimise cabling works while optimising management quality, 4K HDR cameras have been installed on tower cranes. These cameras with zoom-in function can capture and track individual movements or activities in specific areas of the construction site in real time, empowering effective remote monitoring of the site, and greatly enhancing safety in lifting operation. Kai Tak Sports Park project team will consider applying more Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology on the construction site to minimise the health and safety risks of workers.


Mr. Kenneth Ma, Executive Director of Hip Hing Engineering and Director (Design and Build) of KTSPL, said, “Our vision is to turn Hong Kong into a world-class smart city through our construction expertise, as well as our partnerships with like-minded key stakeholders. People-centric design is the core principle to build a smart city. We strive to make use of the latest technology to ensure the safety of workers, to keep track effectively on our project plan and schedule for the project owners, and to set a good standard for the local construction industry. We are delighted to join hands with HKT to use 5G technology in the construction site of the city’s most iconic sports infrastructure, to raise the entire safety performance, in the extent to efficiency, precision and accuracy. In the future, I hope that 5G smart infrastructure solutions will pave new grounds for the construction industry!”


Mr. Tom Chan, Managing Director of Commercial Group, HKT, said, “HKT strives to revolutionise the construction industry with 5G development and emerging technologies such as IoT and AI applications. HKT is honoured to participate in this project with Hip Hing Engineering to construct a world-class sports infrastructure in Hong Kong. Through different 5G applications, we boost the BIM performance and make construction safer, smarter and more efficient. It accelerates our progress to help meet the three important goals in the construction industry: total safety, on-time project delivery, and efficiency in construction budget control.”


Commuting and Accessibility

The project site of the Kai Tak Sports Park takes an area of around 28 hectares in the north apron of the former airport.

Kai Tak Station and Sung Wong Toi Station are within 10 minutes’ walk; with Station Square connecting these stations to Kai Tak Sports Park.

Pedestrian walkways
Pedestrian walkways will connect the Kai Tak Sports Park to new developments in To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon City and Kai Tak districts.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near two public transport interchanges.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near Kowloon City Ferry Pier.

The precinct provides ample public parking spaces.

*Final designs are subject to change.


Other Features

Sports and Leisure facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, all day, every day.

The public open space will cater to a diverse range of user groups from community and participatory sports, active recreation, and sports events. It is composed of a rich tapestry of activity and education zones, galleries, trails and elements that honor the iconic Kai Tak Airport and heritage.

Sports Avenue
The Sports Avenue runs across the entire precinct from North to South, offering connections from the adjacent Station Square the Kai Tak and Sung Wong Toi MTR Stations, and through to the harbourfront promenade.

Main Plaza
Located in the heartbeat of the precinct, the Main Plaza can be used for community recreation activities or events. The canopy over the Main Plaza is designed to provide abundant shade for visitors during event and crowd dispersal, and underneath the Main Plaza, a sub-podium passageway will offer an additional visitor dispersal route during events.

Event Village
Located east of the Main Stadium, the Event Village offers a mix of lawn and concrete floor surfaces suitable for different sports activities or extension programmes for major events.

South Plaza
Located in the southern part of the precinct, the South Plaza offers an open-air multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities inclusive of trails and activity zones. The South Plaza connects the harbourfront promenade through an outdoor amphitheatre-like terrace.

Neighbourhood Park
The Neighbourhood Park at the northeastern corner of the precinct will be equipped with courts for ball games as well as a cycling track, a jogging trail, a children’s playground and a lawn for recreation.

Dining Cove
The Dining Cove which overlooks the Victoria Harbour will offer a diverse range of food and beverage options.

In addition to restaurants, retail shops, and a health and wellness centre, there will be an international-standard bowling centre with 40 lanes suitable for hosting international tournaments.
*Final designs are subject to change.


Major Venues

A wide variety of international standard sports facilities suitable for both professional and amateur athletes.

Main Stadium
A Main Stadium with a fixed seating capacity of 50,000, with the theme “Pearl of the Orient” as its design inspiration, it boasts a retractable roof and flexible pitch surface that can host a wide range of international, regional and local events in any weather.
The facility has been designed to meet the standards of major international events with customisable staging and seating configurations that cater to various events and crowd sizes. It also adopts a flexible pitch system which can be switched between quality natural turf for premier football or rugby events, to other surface for a myriad of sports, entertainment, and community events. The South Stand honours the great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tradition, with a vast activity platform set against a panoramic glass wall that provides exceptional views toward Victoria Harbour.

Indoor Sports Centre
An Indoor Sports Centre with a seating capacity of up to 10,000, with 80% of the seats retractable or removable that caters for different events. The venue has been designed to meet the standard of major international tournaments including badminton, basketball, gymnastics, tennis and table tennis. The ancillary sports hall offers a seating capacity of up to 500.
With the use of different arena overlay floor surfaces and removable spectator seating system, the venue can be configured for different sports activities, from elite competitions to community use. Together, the main arena and ancillary sports hall can provide the equivalent space of 12 standard basketball courts for community use when all spectator seats are removed.

Public Sports Ground
A Public Sports Ground with a seating capacity of 5,000, suitable for hosting school sports days, athletics meets, local football and rugby matches, as well as team and athlete training sessions. With the exception of major events, the Public Sports Ground will be open daily to the public for jogging and quali-walk free of charge.
*Final designs are subject to change.