Transitional Housing Development in Hong Kong | September 2022
We are pleased to see the completion of Phase 1 of the Kong Ha Wai Transitional Housing Project, one of the largest Transitional Housing Projects in Hong Kong, jointly delivered by Pok Oi Hospital and Henderson Land Development Company Limited. Upon the completion of Phase 2 in Q4 2022, the Project will provide eight 4-storey residential blocks and two amenity blocks, providing a total of 1,998 residential units which will house approximately 6,000 residents. Modular Integrated Construction (MIC) has been adopted and each unit contains a separate area for toilets, showers and kitchens to meet the various needs of the residents.
This Project plays a unique role in supporting the Government to delivering on committed social housing in line with current Government Policy Initiatives, but also in generating Public Planning Gains by facilitating the development of transitional housing in an environment that supports community interactions and sense of place. TOWNLAND was responsible for providing statutory planning inputs and co-ordinating the Section 16 Planning Application to the Town Planning Board and are continuing to provide general planning advisory services on implementation aspects of the Project, including detailed design and discharge of Planning Conditions.
As one of the six housing initiatives announced by the Chief Executive in 2018, the Government has proactively assisted and facilitated various short-term initiatives proposed and implemented by the community / non-government organisations (“NGOs”) with a view to increasing the supply of Transitional Housing. The Government has assisted and facilitated a number of Transitional Housing Projects proposed and operated by NGOs, including social housing in privately owned vacant residential buildings and vacant Government premises, other initiatives by different NGOs, including proposals using MIC methods to construct Transitional Housing on vacant Government land and privately owned land, or converting vacant non-residential buildings (such as privately owned vacant school premises or industrial buildings) to Transitional Housing. TOWNLAND are committed to supporting projects beneficial to the Public.