Wan Chai Market

Protest at CLP 'conservation' plan

Mong Kok residents protested yesterday against a redevelopment plan for CLP Power's headquarters, which would see part of the historic building knocked down to make way for residential blocks.

Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am

Building a Vision

'THIS IS not a historical archive or a visual arts archive,' says Alvin Yip, curator of the Wan Chai Visual Archive. 'The closest thing I can think of is that it's like a Wan Chai Facebook page.'

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Wan Chai to host arts hub for comic makers

A cluster of pre-war buildings in Wan Chai's Mallory and Burrows streets, known together as the Green House, will be turned into a small community arts hub for the comic industry and run by an experienced art group - the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Group opposes tower plan at market site

A green group will apply to the Town Planning Board today to keep Wan Chai market intact and oppose a developer's plan to build a 39-storey residential tower atop the two-storey historic building.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Authority is destroying heritage and environment of Hong Kong

Hong Kong has already suffered too much destruction of its environment and heritage, with the loss of the former Hong Kong Star Ferry, Queen's Pier, Tiger Balm Gardens, the former Marine Police Headquarters' setting, the ongoing Central reclamation, as well as, for example, beautiful shophouses and balconied tenements.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Urban renewal chief chased by 'Wedding Card Street' protesters

A meeting between the Urban Renewal Authority chairman and hunger strikers in Wan Chai's 'Wedding Card Street' ended in chaos yesterday as demonstrators chased him and blocked his departure.

The meeting was arranged after a dozen protesters opposing plans to redevelop the area presented a petition to the authority's headquarters.

25 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Developer saves Wan Chai market

New redevelopment blueprint turns Wedding Card St into Wedding City

A new blueprint for heritage conservation in Wan Chai was mapped out yesterday after the Urban Renewal Authority agreed to preserve the facade of the Wan Chai market and oversee a HK$300 million revitalisation of the area's main historic sites.

21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Wan Chai Market facade may stay

Plan to preserve part of Bauhaus structure

The Urban Renewal Authority is looking into the possibility of preserving the facade of Wan Chai Market, according to a source close to the issue.

A residential block will be built on top of the three-storey market because of a requirement set down by the deed of mutual covenant, the source said.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Authority strives to save Wan Chai Market

The Urban Renewal Authority and a property developer are looking for ways to preserve Wan Chai Market.

The authority's new chairman, Barry Cheung Chun-yan, said the redevelopment was bound by a business contract signed 10 years ago.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Win-win pledge over Wan Chai market row

The development chief pledged yesterday to work with hawkers and the Urban Renewal Authority to reach an outcome satisfactory to all sides in a Wan Chai project.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh start for decaying city

Urban renewal has become a hot topic in recent years as the government looks to breathe new life into the city's older districts, where many neglected buildings have turned grey and are in disrepair.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

This building is history

Despite the objections of many Hongkongers, the 70-year-old Wan Chai Market is set to be demolished to pave way for redevelopment.

While people flock to the complex to take pictures and preserve their collective memories, the future of about 50 stall owners has yet to be decided.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Henderson Land buys two sites in Wan Chai

Henderson Land, Hong Kong's third-largest developer by market value, has bought two old buildings in Wan Chai for HK$825 million to boost the company's land bank.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Q Do you agree with the antiquities board's vote on the Central Market?

The Antiquities Advisory Board passed a closed-door resolution on May 19 confirming the Central Market, built in the 1930s, would be demolished.

The government is going to sell the land to a private developer for new development.

12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Owners seek $1.5b for two old buildings in Wan Chai

Ninety-three per cent of homeowners and investors in two old buildings in Wan Chai have put up the properties for tender with a price tag of about $1.5 billion.

The tender for Kam Kwok Building, at the junction of Gloucester Road and Marsh Road, and National Building at the junction of Jaffe Road, will close on July 25 and will be handled by property consultant Savills.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am