To coordinate and promote urban renewal projects in Macau, MUR is building temporary housing units on Lot P in Areia Preta. Temporary housing units will serve as a temporary accommodation for residents who are affected by renewal projects in their neighbourhood. The construction of the “Pearl Metropolitan” home swap housing project is concurrently taking place there, which are for eligible pre-sale buyers of “Pearl Horizon” project to purchase.
Lot A: 2,000 home-swap housing units across six towers
China Construction Engineering (Macau) Company Limited
Lot B and Lot C: 2,803 temporary housing units across eight towers
Coneer Engineering Limited-China Road and Bridge Corporation-Top Design Consultants Company Limited (joint venture) (Lot B)
Ming Shun Construction and Property Investment Limited-Tat Cheong Engineering & Construction Company Limited (Lot C1)
Cheong Kong Construction Company Limited -J&T Construction Company Limited (joint venture) (Lot C2)
Public facilities: Commercial space, a public transport interchange, two public roads and pedestrian streets to connect to nearby communities for more comprehensive daily necessities. The pedestrian streets will also function as emergency passageways for fire engines and ventilation corridors.
Transport facilities: There will be about 2,900 car parking spaces and over 1,000 motorcycle parking spaces.
The construction of temporary housing units and home-swap housing units on Lot P in Areia Preta began in mid-2021. Pile foundation has been completed, works on foundation pit support and basement excavation are being carried out. The project is now in the typical floor construction stage, Construction is progressing according to plan.
MUR pays attention to noise, vibration, dust and lighting issues. To minimise the impact the construction has on nearby residents, MUR continues to require each of the contractors to take stringent countermeasures, such as adopting bored piles to reduce noise disturbance and vibration, installing noise barriers around the construction site and pile driving machinery, adding light shields and adjusting lighting directions to prevent spilling into neighbouring residential units, using water spray to reduce dust emission, as well as optimising transportation schedule of the construction materials.
MUR has also demanded contractors to pay attention to construction safety and to ensure construction quality. For the prevention of any impact the construction has on the surrounding community and nearby residential buildings, MUR has formulated a series of monitoring check points on nearby roads and buildings, the monitoring items include settlement monitoring, vibration and air quality. An alert warning system has also been added to the monitoring operation. To date, all the monitoring data shows that the buildings’ conditions are all stable and no abnormality has been found.
The temporary housing and home-swap housing project fully supports the SAR Government's overall epidemic prevention works, with constant review and strict implementation of the latest epidemic prevention guidelines and measures.
Project is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
Q1: Typical floor construction begins
Q3: Foundation pit support and basement excavation works begin
Q4: Pile foundation works completed
Land concession is granted.
Tendering process and construction begin.
MUR presents the design layout plan of Lot P to Urban Planning Council.
MUR applies to SAR Government for the land concession of Lot P.
MUR continues with the application procedures for land concession and the submission of building plans on Lot P.
MUR is established.
Law No. 8/2019 on Urban renewal temporary housing and home swap housing units and Chief Executive Order No. 89/2019 take effect.
Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) assists MUR to register applications for the purchase of Home Swap units.
MUR notifies all home swap housing units applicants the result of their applications in the form of registered mail.
Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSAT) reveals draft plan of Lot P to the public for the first time.
Pile foundation done: Lot P superstructure works going full steam ahead