Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald will deliver a feasibility study on accommodating brownfield operations in multi-storey buildings following an appointment by the Hong Kong government’s civil engineering and development department.
Brownfield sites in Hong Kong are currently used for industrial purposes including storage facilities, industrial workshops and recycling yards.
The study will look into the possibility of using some brownfield operations to meet the growing demand for public housing and other social and economic development needs.
“We are excited to be part of this pioneering initiative by the Government of Hong Kong,” said Mott MacDonald’s project director Sai Ching.
“The findings will set a benchmark for similar land-use improvement studies in the future.”
Mott MacDonald will undertake preliminary building design works, including planning and engineering assessments, recommending the operational model and investigating the economic viability of the plans.
The study will involve consultation with stakeholders including existing brownfield operators, industry representatives and relevant government authorities and departments. It is due to finish by the end of 2017.