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  1. No consultation on lease to ministry

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... councillors. It said in a letter to Central and Western District Council that the lease of the site in Borret Road, Mid-Levels, was a private treaty grant so 'according to precedence, no consultation is needed'. The lease allows the ministry to occupy the site, for HK$1,000 until June 30, 2047, when the transition phase of Hong Kong's change of sovereignty ends. ...

  2. Advisers to study relocating IFC ventilation shafts for bypass

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... cost. The 18-metre-high smoke vent will occupy an area of 1,470 square metres in front of Two IFC. It will be one of three ventilation buildings along the 4.5-kilometre bypass, which will run underground along the reclaimed Central harbourfront and is due to open in 2017. Nicholas Brooke, chairman of the commission, an advisory board made up of representatives from the private sector, NGOs ...

  3. Eateries forced to move upstairs

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... next month. Tai Woo said the decision to move was made after the landlord doubled the rent. Another victim was the famous Wong Chi Kei noodle shop, which had occupied a street-level shop in Wellington Street in Central until it closed recently. Wong said moving upstairs made it hard for restaurants to attract new customers. An eatery was also likely to lose customers who found the new ...

  4. Events

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Talent challenge: Should an increased number of senior roles be occupied by women?' Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: American Chamber ... 'Recycling in Hong Kong: From the garbage bins to the recycling facilities'. French Chamber, Central. Thursday, May 24: GIC/GCC workshop: 'Building a green brand image- Green trends ...

  5. HK most expensive city for office rents

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a gradual return to growth,' said Karine Woodford, head of occupier research at DTZ. DTZ said the take-up of offices in big cities on the mainland continued to rise during the year, driven by demand from domestic firms keen to have their brands associated with top office buildings. The highest increase in costs was seen in Beijing's central business district, at 38 per cent ...

  6. A central role

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's fifth and final budget of the current-term Hong Kong government was a model of fiscal design, the envy of most governments. Which government around the world can boast a surplus of HK$66.7billion ...

  7. HK$4b retail-office tower for Causeway Bay

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... phoenix, a nearly HK$4 billion retail-office building will rise on the site now occupied by the 46-year-old block, Central Mansion, at the junction of Cannon Street and Jaffe Road. 'The ugly ... the remaining properties in the building, and that the project will be completed in 2014. Central Mansion occupies a site area of about 15,235 square feet. It will be redeveloped into a 230,000 sqft ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with yesterday's piece on the 'Occupy Central' encampment under HSBC's headquarters. He says that while he has no problem with free speech, he is fed up with what he calls 'the ... they are to have their own man in position. Leung's main disadvantage for them is that they don't own him. Will this lead to scenes of angry tycoons marching in the streets? Our central ...

  9. Is the office bull run over?

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and looking to [the fourth quarter] and early next year, demand will certainly slow down,' Rhodri James, executive director of office services at CB Richard Ellis, says. Central, Hong Kong's ... recently pre-committed to leasing 50,000 sqft of office space in Times Square in Causeway Bay as it prepares to move out of Aon China Building in Central. With three smaller buildings also due ...

  10. Extent of school find revealed

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu About 40 per cent of the former Central School's foundations have been discovered within the area occupied by the former Police Married Quarters in Hollywood Road, ... It recommended that a small portion of the foundations be preserved for integration into future development on the site. The Central School, set up in 1862 on Gough Street, was attended by the founder ...




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