Giant Sun City project moves at full speed

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 December, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 December, 1993, 12:00am

THE Sun City development project, in Huizhou, one of China's Special Economic Zones, is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in southern China.

Sun City is a modern and self-contained development, with an industrial complex featuring hi-tech manufacturing operations.

More than 30 projects are already under construction, including the new manufacturing premises of one of China's largest computer manufacturers, the Beijing Lianxiang Group.

Work on Sun City is now underway, with caisson and piling work soon to be completed on the city's two major projects - Star Place, one of the largest shopping and entertainment centres in the world, and Regent on the Park, a rare luxury residential complex.

The developers have appointed architects RMJM to work on the design for Regent on the Park and its luxury club house.

RMJM has done work for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Design work on Star Place will be done by the Oval Partnership, in conjunction with British designer Stuart Mosscrop.

United States' entertainment centre consultant ITPS will oversee overall planning of Star Place's hi-tech entertainment centre.

This is expected to be finished simultaneously with Phase I of Star Place, and will contribute to making Sun City a new Chinese tourist attraction.

To raise interest in the development, an exhibition was held in Hong Kong last month.

Guests from Guangdong Province, Huiyang Country and Hong Kong attended.

More than 38 investment projects were available for inspection by potential investors.

These included industrial projects, factory units and multi-purpose industrial land in Main Town Industrial Park, as well as commercial projects in Star Place.

This diverse mix will give potential buyers and other interested parties a comprehensive overview of the opportunities Sun City has to offer.

The developers of Sun City include the Guangdong branch of the People's Construction Bank of China, one of the three largest banks in China, the Huiyang San He Group, and the well-established China Treasure Enterprises Ltd.

China Treasure Enterprises Ltd recently announced the acquisition of a 34.9 per cent share in Double Kingdom Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong listed company.