We are currently in the most fortunate position of being able to expand our space and pursue a visionary transformation.

Professor Gabriel Leung 梁卓偉
Dean of Medicine
Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health

Over the last two decades, HKU’s 133-year-old Medical Faculty has grown and developed considerably to become a leading medical school in the region. The rapid expansion of its programmes and an increase in student numbers, have encouraged the Faculty to undertake a large-scale expansion and development plan in which the Sassoon Road will be transformed into one contiguous, state-of-the-science medical campus.

A Chic New Annex
Tang Court’s current location offers the opportunity to construct a pavilion-like architecture that enjoys panoramic views to the ocean in a lush greenery setting. Together with the additions at William M W  Mong Block, a new and forward-looking image of the Faculty of Medicine will be presented to the world.

A three-storey high new annex block will comprise offices and meeting rooms, as well as a Faculty Boardroom, and link by a bridge to the Laboratory Block.

William M W Mong Block Gets a Makeover
Another highlight of the current expansion project is the William M W Mong Block, which will be converted into a new teaching and learning complex. Visualised and designed to serve as a colourful “learning playground” for future healthcare professionals and scientists, the 7,000-square-foot Learning Commons offers a variety of spaces for individuals and teams to engage. 

Planned as an inviting open space with lots of natural light and invigorating green, the William M W Mong Block will demonstrate the University’s commitment to sustainability.

A New Iconic Landmark on Sassoon Road
The integration of No.3 Sassoon Road into HKU’s medical campus will provide much-needed space for the rapid development of the Medical Faculty. It is expected to be completed in 2021.

The highlight of this extended campus is a nine-storey building covering an area of 10,000 square metres, which will be home to the School of Chinese Medicine and the School of Nursing. There is also a proposed link bridge, which will provide a convenient pedestrian connection to Queen Mary Hospital.

The building will feature lecture theatres, seminar rooms, classrooms, learning commons, clinical skill training centres, research laboratories, and staff and research offices.

It will also house the School of Nursing Teaching Skill Laboratories, which will provide state-of-the-art stimulation laboratories for students to practice their skills in various clinical situations, and the Chinese Medicine out-patient clinic.

The CCID will become a lynchpin of our efforts to embrace the new era of precision medicine and to combat cancer as our society rapidly ages.

Professor Gabriel Leung 梁卓偉
Dean of Medicine
Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health

Centre for Clinical Innovation and Discovery
Institute of Cancer Care
The Medical Faculty will establish Hong Kong’s first academic cancer centre at Grantham Hospital. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has pledged HK$1.244 billion to establish the Centre for Clinical Innovation and Discovery (CCID) and the Institute of Cancer Care (ICC), the very first purpose-built cancer-specific research and service centre in Hong Kong. 

The CCID and ICC will serve as platforms for the translation of innovation and discoveries in science and in models of care for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation, and for the development of a new holistic cancer care paradigm for Hong Kong. Some 220,000 patients, carers and students are expected to benefit each year.