Wheelock gets nod for 48-storey towers on San Miguel site

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 January, 1998, 12:00am

Wheelock Properties has been given the official green light for plans to build a residential-commercial development on the former San Miguel brewery site in Sham Tseng.

Wheelock will develop 10 46- to 48-storey residential towers over one podium and one basement level, and eight six- to seven-storey apartment blocks over one basement level.

The development will have a gross floor area of 2.41 million square foot of residential area and 171,835 sq ft commercial spaces.

Wheelock Properties bought the site, through a tender from San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong, for $3.5 billion in November 1994.

The Wheelock project is one of the 36 plans approved by the Buildings Department in October.

The rulings were released publicly yesterday.

Henderson Land Development was given approval to build 42 luxury detached houses, four seven-storey and three six-storey apartments at King's Park Rise, Ho Man Tin.

The project, in which Henderson has a 59.26 per cent stake, will have a total floor area of 240,220 sq ft.

Nan Fung Development won approval to build five 38- to 44-storey residential blocks over four podium levels and one basement in Tseung Kwan O.

The residential-commercial project will provide 1.14 million sq ft residential gross floor area and 155,122 sq ft in commercial space.

Sun Hung Kai Properties won approval for a luxury residential project at 71 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak.

The project comprises two three-storey residential blocks, with a floor area of 14,240 sq ft.

Chinese Estates Holdings won approval to build a 29-storey commercial project in Sheung Wan.

The company bought the site, which will provide a gross floor area of 68,547 sq ft for $280 million, in a tender last April.

Hon Kwok Land Investment received consent to build a joint venture project at Diamond Hill.

The 36-storey residential building, with a club house, has a gross floor area of 159,019 sq ft.

HKR International got the go-ahead for a 34,681-sq-ft ferry pier on the north extension of Discovery Bay.

Tide Lead got Buildings Department permission to put up five 17- to 19-storey residential towers over one basement level in Yuen Long.