Goodbye to Colvin House
DEMOLITION work will begin tomorrow on Colvin House to make way for the construction of one of Britain's largest missions.
The former venue for meetings of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) and the Land Commission will house the British Consulate-General and the British Council after 1997.
It is understood that construction work carried out by British firm Terry Farrell and Co will take 21/2 years to complete and will be managed by Swire Properties.
The future consulate-general and British Council will be housed in two curved 10-storey towers and will be staffed by 65 Britons and 370 locals.
The three-storey Colvin House, in Admiralty, had served as the meeting venue for the JLG since 1988 before it was replaced by a site in Kennedy Road early this year.