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CHEUNG SHA WAN

The Sham Shui Po District covers an area of about 1047 hectares, with a population of about 350 000. As it was one of the earliest developed districts in Hong Kong, it was once a commercial, industrial and transportation hub of the territory. Nowadays Sham Shui Po District is covered mainly by residential buildings and public housing estates. Factories and warehouses are still being concentrated mainly in Cheung Sha Wan.

Cheung Sha Wan redevelopment
This redevelopment project around Hing Wah Street / Un Chau Street / Fuk Wing Street will replace a site area including 22 buildings, 273 households, 32 shops by a residential, commercial area with Government, institution and community facilities.
Cheung Sha Wan redevelopment
This redevelopment project around Castle Peak Road / Hing Wah Street will replace a site area including 11 buildings, 178 households, 19 shops by a residential and commercial area including two 30 stories buildings.
Cheung Sha Wan redevelopment
Cheung Sha Wan redevelopment

Cheung Sha Wan was a manufacturing centre after World War II with many light industries, including textile and clothing. After China implemented its open door policy in the 1980s, many factories relocated to the mainland, leaving Cheung Sha Wan industrial buildings. Some of which have since been converted into offices and warehouses. There are also many wholesale clothes markets in the area.

So Uk Estate
Forty-year-old So Uk Estate in Cheung Sha Wan will be cleared in two phases in 2008 and 2011, affecting 13400 residents from about 5000 households.
So Uk Estate

Although a structural investigation found all 16 blocks in the estate to be safe, extensive repair works would be needed to sustain the buildings for the next 15 years, causing nuisance and disturbance to tenants. A financial viability assessment found that the works, estimated at about 245 millions HKD, would not be cost effective.

Completed between years 1960 and 1963, So Uk Estate comprises 5316 flats in 16 linear or trident type blocks of eight to 18 storeys. Use of the site after clearance will be studied.
So Uk Estate
So Uk Estate

In year 2006, wartime bombs have been discovered at a construction site in Cheung Sha Wan - near an area where 180 shells were already removed. The site is believed to have been a wartime arsenal. The discovery was made when workers drained a deep pit, to prevent it becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Cheung Sha Wan
Cheung Sha Wan is the heart of garment wholesaling and fashion industry in Hong Kong. It benefits directly from close proximity to manufacturers and wholesalers in the fashion and accessory industry within the district. Based on this geographical advantage, tenants in textile/garment industry occupy a significant portion of total gross rentable area.
Cheung Sha Wan

Its proximity to the Container Terminal has made Cheung Sha Wan another favorable business location for manufacturers, shipping and trading companies. Airport related infrastructure such the Tsing Ma Bridge provide Cheung Sha Wan area with a convenient link to both the Mainland China and the airport.

White and red Chinese characters signboards in Castle Peak Road.
Cheung Sha Wan
Cheung Sha Wan

The Western Wholesale Food Market and the Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market Phase I are the two biggest market complexes developed and managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation department.

Cheung Sha Wan
In Cheung Sha Wan, there is a Wholesale Fish Market and Wholesale Food Market. Plans are under way for the development of Phase II of the Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market. On completion, it will reprovision the dilapidated Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market and the temporary poultry market at Cheung Sha Wan.
Cheung Sha Wan
Cheung Sha Wan Road is a long road. A part of it is called "Fashion Street" due to nearly all the shops are selling clothes. The most attractive reason buying clothes in this street is that latest fashions are sold at low prices.
Cheung Sha Wan Road
Cheung Sha Wan Road

The area around the MTR station is typically deserted recently, due to various abandonment, destruction and reconstruction of the public housing estates nearby.

Cheung Sha Wan factory Estate
The Housing Authority in year 2001 approved arrangements for tenants affected by the clearance of Cheung Sha Wan Factory Estate. About 870 tenants will be entitled to ex-gratia allowances.
Cheung Sha Wan factory Estate

There are plans to redevelop the Cheung Sha Wan factory site for residential housing, providing about 2900 rental flats for 9200 people in year 2007 or 2008.

Cheung Sha Wan Factory Estate comprises five low-storey blocks without lift service, built between years 1960 and 1965. The majority of the tenants paid a monthly rental ranging from 26 to 63 HKD per sq. metre. The factory is old with outdated facilities and occupying a site more beneficially redeveloped for public housing.
Cheung Sha Wan factory Estate
Cheung Sha Wan factory Estate

The tenants were given 18 months' notice of clearance.

Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters
Ex-Cheung Sha Wan Police Married Quarters are located on 5 Tonkin Street. Demolition of buildings at Cheung Sha Wan police married quarters and adjacent areas has been proposed by the Administration. It is scheduled to commence in year 2007.
Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters

Married police officers were allocated quarters according to their seniority. As more married quarters were built, married rank and file officers and their families were able to enjoy better housing at low rents.



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