The estate, informally called Tai Wan Shan Resettlement Estate (Chinese: 大環山徙置區) or Tai Wan Shan Estate (Chinese: 大環山邨), was a resettlement estate built in Tai Wan Shan, a hill in Hung Hom area. It had four 7-storey blocks completed in 1956. All four blocks were demolished for redevelopment in 1996 and 2000. Completed 1999, redevelopment phase 1 project consists of two residential buildings built in the former site of Block 3 and 4. Redevelopment phase 2, finished 2011, consists of three more 40-storey buildings on the former site of Block 1 and Block 3.
In 2007, the Housing Authority found that all buildings in the estate were structurally sound. Thus, structural repair and improvement works will be carried out to sustain the buildings for the next 15 years.
Ka Wai Chuen was built on the former site of the old Hung Hom Estate (Chinese: 紅磡邨) and consisted of nine 6-storey blocks built between 1955 and 1958. The estate was redeveloped into 4 phases, and nine buildings were constructed in 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1993. In 1990, the estate was renamed to the current Ka Wai Chuen, which was named from the pen name of Mr. Cheung Yau Kuen, one of the founders of Hong Kong Housing Society.