SUN Hung Kai Properties has secured government approval for an office project on the former Kowloon Motor Bus depot site in Kwun Tong. The developer paid $1.22 billion to acquire the 95,800 square foot site from the bus operator early last year. The site will be turned into a 35-storey office tower with a total gross floor area of about 1.2 million sq ft. The project is one of the biggest building plans approved by the Buildings Department in June. A total of 37 new building plans were approved during the month. Henderson Land Development has secured approval from the authorities to develop a commercial-residential project in Tseung Kwan O. The project will include four 45-storey towers over one basement with 883,358 sq ft of residential space and 297,740 sq ft of commercial space. Henderson has also received approval to build a 27-storey industrial-office property with 173,843 sq ft of floor area on a site in Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan. Another large-scale building plan is the Hong Kong Housing Society's commercial-residential redevelopment project in Ma Tau Kok Road, Pak Tat Street and Pau Chung Street, To Kwa Wan. The project includes seven towers, ranging from 17 to 21 storeys over one basement with a total gross floor area of 856,070 sq ft. Full Rise plans to build 20 blocks of three-storey apartments with car park and recreation facilities in Shouson Hill Road East. Of the new building plans approved in June, 18 are for Hong Kong Island, 11 for Kowloon and eight for the New Territories. The approved plans include 10 for residential and residential-commercial developments, 11 for commercial developments and four for factory and industrial developments. Paliburg Development will build a 27-storey commercial property in Shau Kei Wan Road. W Haking Brush Works will build a 25-storey commercial property in King's Road. Pointpiper Investment plans to develop a 31-storey commercial block at Jaffe Road and Gloucester Road. A 25-storey commercial block will be built at 31 Queen's Road Central. Wang On Investment and Tebbo Development will build a 30-storey commercial tower in Connaught Road. The declared cost of new buildings completed in June came to about $1.36 billion.