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  1. Infographics - HONG KONG

    The new grand plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Changes to the Government Hill redevelopment plan   ...

  2. The Forum to get HK$560m redevelopment

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Hongkong Land, the largest landlord in Central, plans to spend HK$560 million to redevelop The Forum in Exchange Square, the company said. The 23-year-old The Forum- currently a five-storey building with restaurants and retail space- will be redeveloped into a seven-storey office building with a total gross floor area of 48,491 sq ft. Construction ...

  3. Public split over CLP redevelopment

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Town Planning Board has received a divided public response over a redevelopment that would see CLP Power knock down part of its historic headquarters in Argyle Street. Of the 249 submissions made to the board, which was scheduled to meet today to discuss the redevelopment scheme, 129 were objections from four green groups and individuals. ...

  4. Few applicants for redevelopment scheme

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A pilot scheme under which homeowners can invite the Urban Renewal Authority to redevelop their blocks attracted just 25 applications by the deadline yesterday. ... and in poor condition are considered for redevelopment with two-thirds support from owners. An application gets higher priority if renewal brings urban planning gains such as more open space. Many ...

  5. Minister backs new CLP plan to redevelop its HQ

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of electricity. Both will be open to the public. Surveyor Pang Siu-kee estimated the redevelopment, which will produce flats totalling 300,000 square feet, could fetch HK$3 billion. The current plan ... a plan to redevelop the grade three historic building into 11 houses while preserving the facade and ticket office. ...

  6. Redevelopment vs preservation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 700-year-old village in Shenzhen is being redeveloped, which has led to a conflict between residents and the developer. The villagers are struggling with their last breath to protect their home. I strongly disagree with the redevelopment and, if I were one of them, I would struggle until the last moment, too, rather than accepting millions of yuan in compensation. The money means ...

  7. Flat owners furious as plan to redevelop is hit by height limit

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... hopeful that their building could be redeveloped more easily. Surveyor Charles Chan Chiu-kwok said the site would still have potential with a 110-metre height limit, since the existing blocks were ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tenements excised from Staunton Street project The Town Planning Board officially announced changes to the Urban Renewal Authority's Staunton Street redevelopment under which the tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street will be excluded. However, private redevelopment of the buildings is allowed, but cannot exceed the present four storeys. ...

  9. Swire wins nod to rebuild Taikoo Place blocks

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Swire Properties yesterday won approval to redevelop three industrial buildings in Taikoo Place. Somerset House and Cornwall House will be redeveloped into a 51-storey grade A office building, while Warwick House will be rebuilt into a 46-storey grade A office building. The Town Planning Board approved the redevelopment plan after Swire cut the building heights ...

  10. URA to play deal-maker over properties

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority is to take up a new role as a deal-maker between flat owners and developers who want to acquire and redevelop their properties. The move is intended ... its participation could help speed up urban redevelopment in future. Traditionally, the authority's job has been to acquire old properties and relocate residents. While it would continue ...




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