The New Acute Hospital (NAH) at Kai Tak Development Area will be a significant addition to Hong Kong’s healthcare infrastructure. More than just a hospital, it supports a larger strategic plan for the future of healthcare in the region.
The NAH is part of the Ten-year Hospital Development Plan conceived by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The plan is a response to the growing and aging population of Kowloon. The hospital’s location in the Kowloon Central Cluster positions it to meet the rising demand for medical services.
With 2,400 inpatient and day beds, 37 modern operating rooms and a wide range of clinical services and facilities, the NAH will be one of Hong Kong’s largest hospitals. It will house a neuroscience center, an oncology center, specialist outpatient clinics with a capacity for over 1.4 million annual outpatient clinic visits and a community health center. As a designated trauma center, it will also feature a 24-hour Accident and Emergency unit fully equipped for urgent cases and major incidents.
The NAH is more than a collection of buildings and services. HOK’s design incorporates many daylit treatment rooms and waiting areas, acknowledging the therapeutic benefits of natural light in healthcare settings. Landscaped terraces, rehabilitation gardens and a pedestrian waterfront promenade offer additional healing spaces.
The hospital’s layout prioritizes functional efficiency and convenience for patients and visitors. A multi-level atrium in the Acute Block serves as a central hub, housing admission, centralized waiting areas and amenities. All buildings are interconnected by subways, multi-level bridges and landscaped decks, linking the hospital to the local community and the waterfront promenade.
HOK has collaborated with Wong Tung & Partners on the design. Construction is planned to be complete in 2025. View the ongoing construction progress through this live construction camera.