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August 7, 2021

M+ will open its doors at the end of this year
The Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) held its 99th meeting on August 5. At the meeting, Ms Eva Kwong, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Corporate Services Officer of WKCDA, reported on recent progress in different areas of the West Kowloon Cultural District. Ms Kwong began by reporting that M+ will open its doors at the end of this year. The preparation work is now in full swing, and defects rectification works at the museum  are also in progress.
     M+ successfully opened two of its commercial outlets to the public. With access directly from the waterfront promenade of the Art Park, The Other Shop and CURATOR Creative Café opened for business from 30 July onwards. The Other Shop introduces thoughtfully designed merchandise products and contains a children's area, a pet station and a flower corner which all aim at enriching and enlightening the everyday lives of visitors. 
     Regarding the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), Ms Kwong reported that the construction works are progressing smoothly, and the statutory inspection will be completed shortly. It is expected that HKPM will obtain its Occupation Permit in the third quarter of this year and its Practical Completion Certificate by the end of the year.
     On construction projects, Ms Kwong stated that the authority is reviewing the contents of the consultancy contracts for the detailed design of the Integrated Basement in Zones 2B and 2C and the Underground Road, which have yet to be awarded. The superstructure of the Lyric Theatre Complex has reached ground level. The main structure of the Artist Square Bridge has also been connected to the shopping mall above the MTR's Kowloon Station. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, in anticipation of the opening of M+.  


M+   (Photo: WKCDA)


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