The rear part of the restored Central Police Station compound, now called Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, showing the two blocks of contemporary design alongside its heritage buildings. A cherished mango tree is in the foreground on the left. Photo: Nora Tam

Former Hong Kong prison and police station turned arts complex to open this month after US$485 million, eight-year restoration

With city’s biggest heritage conservation project, covering 16 buildings of former Central Police Station and Victoria Prison, some of them 150 years old, nearly complete, public will have their first chance to look inside this month

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The rear part of the restored Central Police Station compound, now called Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, showing the two blocks of contemporary design alongside its heritage buildings. A cherished mango tree is in the foreground on the left. Photo: Nora Tam
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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.