The cost of converting the 19th century former Central Police Station compound in Central has ballooned to about HK$3.6 billion, twice the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s initial estimate. Photo: Sam Tsang

Conversion of Hong Kong police station to arts centre busts budget 

Hong Kong Jockey Club expects to spend ‘about double’ the initial HK$1.8 billion budgeted for creating Tai Kwun arts centre at former Central Police Station compound, a project hit by delays following a building’s collapse 

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The cost of converting the 19th century former Central Police Station compound in Central has ballooned to about HK$3.6 billion, twice the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s initial estimate. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.