The Lands Department is expected to put more than 20 sites on the upcoming land application list set for release tomorrow, a government source said. Surveyors say several of the sites tipped for inclusion are suitable for luxury residential construction, including a 113,021 square foot plot on Borret Road in Mid-Levels, formerly used as civil servants quarters, with an estimated developable area of 570,000 sqft. Other sites expected to go under the hammer include a 260,000 sq ft site on Mount Nicholson Road, also a former civil servants quarters; the Tanner Hill police quarters; and Ho Man Tin Estate. 'The expected growth in the number of luxury sites on the list would cater to the rising market demand in the segment,' said Chesterton Petty executive director Charles Chan Chiu-kwok. 'The list is also likely to have more smaller residential sites and commercial sites, as there has been relatively short supply in those segments.' Mr Chan said the application-to-auction procedure could yield additional supply of about 15,000 residential units, compared with 7,000 units under the application list in the current financial year, which ends this month. 'I don't expect the government will flush the market with too much land supply this year,' he said. 'The administration will be cautious, as it wants a stable recovery for the property market.' Surveyors expect the government to list the former Central Market site on Queen's Road Central, amid growing demand for grade A office space in the district. Under the application list system, a site will be put up for auction only after a developer undertakes to bid a minimum reserve price set by the government. Six of 17 sites on the current application list have been sold this year, reaping more than $20 billion for the treasury. The most expensive site sold was the former police quarters in Ho Man Tin, bought by Cheung Kong (Holdings) for $9.42 billion in October last year. Last Tuesday, Sino Land bought a 50,752 sq ft site in Kowloon Bay for $1.82 billion, in the first auction of commercial land since 2001.