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    U-turn on redevelopment of historic Chai Wan factory block

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... rather than redevelop the site, reflects the urgent need to increase short-term housing supply. The conversion plan for the 53-year-old Chai Wan Factory Estate is one of the short-term housing ... to please conservationists who had earlier called for the building to be saved- the wider public had yet to be alerted to the redevelopment threat. The H-shaped flattened factory block is the last ...

  2. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heritage the best we can. A lot of people see old districts as important relics of Hong Kong's past. They are strongly against the idea of redeveloping them. The fear is that doing so may ... may age well past their expected lifetimes. Therefore, they must be redeveloped. In January 2010, a building that was more than 50 years old collapsed, killing four people. There are still ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Redevelopment plan sets the alarm bells ringing in Tai O

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An application to redevelop an old house in the heart of Tai O has raised the alarm about the fate of the government's plan to preserve the ambience of the Lantau fishing village, which lacks any town planning controls. The two-storey white house at 2 and 4 Tai O Market Street may not be an architectural masterpiece, but it has been a key element of the oldest ...

  6. Chinachem to redevelop ageing office buildings

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with modern accommodation. Sales manager Ng Shung-mo said the company would spend about HK$1.5 billion redeveloping Wing On Life Building in Central and Asian House in Wan Chai to enhance rental ... had received government approval to redevelop Wing On Life Building on Des Voeux Road and Asian House on Hennessy Road. After the redevelopment, Wing On Life Building's gross floor area ...

  7. Musicians call for redevelopment of old factories into themed buildings

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Musicians urged the government yesterday to take the lead in redeveloping disused factories under its management into themed buildings to show support for the development ... in the policy address to handle applications for redevelopment of factories provide a one-stop service to reduce hassles. 'At present, applicants have to send their applications to three ...

  8. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Claudia Yip, Jeffrey Wong

    ... Jeffrey Wong, Claudia Yip Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Jeffrey Wong, Diocesan Boys' School It's not necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old ... individual monuments can be preserved independently while redevelopment takes place around them. I disagree. Historic landscape should be protected as a whole or architectural standards ...

  9. 1,000 fight Tai O redevelopment

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung More than 1,000 people, including from overseas, have signed a petition to protest against a HK$629 million Tai O redevelopment project, saying the plan will destroy ... industries, rather than spent on the construction of an additional facade, parks and ponds.' The government unveiled the detailed redevelopment project in a public forum last month. It proposed ...

  10. Blue House redevelopment campaign

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government is seeking expressions of interest from non-profit organisations to revitalise the Blue House cluster in Wan Chai. It includes 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane (Blue House), 2-8 Hing Wan Street (Yellow House), 8 King Sing Street (Orange H ...




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