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  1. Projects in secondary areas will dominate supply in years ahead

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko NEW OFFICE BUILDINGS in secondary locations are expected to fuel grade-A supply over the next three years, while primary areas will see a decline. Apart from four buildings in prime locations, 17 projects are located in fringe or secondary areas, representing more than 70 per cent of supply during the period, according to a survey by CB Richard Ellis. ...

  2. Art-house cinema's second act: popular, with dash of alternative

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... local distributors have bought fewer [alternative] films, so the supply isn't so good right now.' But, Mr Chui added, Cine-Art House would continue searching for quality alternative ... Vivienne Chow The Harry Potter cardboard cut-out in the lobby of the new Cine-Art House in Kowloon Bay makes clear that a compromise with commercial reality was the sort of magic required ...

  3. Doctor in' the house

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Anna Koor

    ... excluding installation, supplied by Hop Sze Timber Company, 421 Lockhart, Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2833 6069). The sofa ($10,800) and daybed ($7,000) were custom-designed by Fu. The European oak coffee ...

  4. Wan Chai light house

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (2/F Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2522 6515), which also supplied the charcoal, suede-effect cotton skin fabric ($192 a metre- the fabric has been discontinued ...

  5. Safe as houses

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Adele Rosi

    ... careful planning, it can be child's play. It takes vision and courage to buy a virtually dilapidated house, but when Glen and Kim Plumbridge first viewed their current home in Clearwater Bay, they immediately spotted its potential. 'The house had been empty for years and was in a real mess,' says Kim Plumbridge. 'It needed a serious amount of work but we knew we could create ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    U-turn on redevelopment of historic Chai Wan factory block

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

    ... Joyce Ng Joyce.ng@scmp.com U-turn in historic factory development The government's change of heart to convert an historic factory resettlement building into public rental housing, 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 ...

  7. Housing Society to buy Blue House

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Housing Society will buy the Blue House cluster of heritage buildings in Wan Chai for HK$18.2 million and then hand ownership to the government, which will oversee their revitalisation. In doing so, the society was making a 'contribution to society', a spokeswoman said. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had received four applications from non-profit ...

  8. House of fun

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nadine Bateman The moment you step inside photographer Tara Jenkins' house, it becomes obvious what her passion is: walls, shelves, cabinets and tables are adorned with pictures. ... 'Wow! Your house is so cool.' There are always a lot of children here; my daughter has sleepovers practically every weekend.' Jenkins says she has always enjoyed experimenting ...

  9. Old Tai Po Police Station in line for eco-friendly facelift

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Bureau revitalisation scheme, Wan Chai's Blue House, is also in line for renovation. Yesterday four residents of the house made a rare appearance to express their feelings on the changes proposed for the historic building. Anna Luk Lai-yin, a bone-setting master running a clinic at a shop around the corner from the house, said she wanted to continue the business started ...

  10. Creating a new lease on life for historic tenement

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... is renovated next year. Almost two years after the landmark Blue House and its neighbouring Yellow and Orange houses were handed to three non-profit organisations- St James' Settlement, Community ... House and Yellow House will start this year, and on Blue House, the oldest, next year. With a donation of HK$3 million from HSBC and the help of a dozen volunteers, the organisations plan ...




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