Revitalization of Grade II Historic Chai Wan Factory Estate to Public Rental Building

Date, time & venue
2018-02-27;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Speakers: Ir W. B. Chan, Housing Department



Antiquities and Monuments Office in 2013 rated the 57-year old Chai Wan Factory Estate as Grade II historic building and identified a set of key character-defining elements (CDE) with significant historical and architectural values. To sustainably maintain the building and meeting the society’s great housing demand, the Hong Kong Housing Authority conserved, adaptively re-used and upgraded Chai Wan Factory Estate as Public Rental Housing.


The existing building comprises with two wing blocks and one toilet block. Through cross-professional disciplines collaboration and partnering with contractors and stakeholders, the project was accomplished with the CDE preserved, structural durability enhanced, functional usage converted, lift added and building services updated.


About Speaker:

W.B. Chan is a Senior Structural Engineer of Hong Kong Housing Authority. He joined the Authority in 1997 and his work covers design and construction of public housing estates, project management, structural condition appraisal of aged estates, repair technology exploration and building maintenance. Before joining the Authority, he worked in private engineering consultants for development of a wide range of highrises both locally and in overseas.


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