Public housing estates in Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan and Ma Tau Wai

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The following is an overview of public housing estates in Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan and Ma Tau Wai, of Kowloon City District, Hong Kong, including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), and Tenant Purchase Scheme TPS) estates.

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Hung Hom Estate 紅磡邨 Public 1999 5 2,800
Ma Tau Wai Estate 馬頭圍邨 Public 1962 5 2,075
Chun Seen Mei Chuen 真善美村 Public 1965 3 1,027 HK Housing Society
Ka Wai Chuen 家維邨 Mixed 1984 9 2,568 HK Housing Society
Lok Man Sun Chuen 樂民新村 Public 1970 9 3,676 HK Housing Society

Hung Hom Estate[edit]

Hung Hom Estate Phase 1

Hung Hom Estate (Chinese: 紅磡邨) is built on a hill along Dyer Avenue and next to Whampoa Estate and Whampoa Garden. It now consists of five residential buildings completed in two stages in 1999 and 2011 respectively.[1]

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.[2] Redevelopment phase 2, finished 2011, consists of three more 40-storey buildings on the former site of Block 1 and Block 3.[3][4][5]

Houses[edit]

Name[6] Type Completion
Hung Fai House Harmony 3 1999
Hung Sing House Small Household Block
Hung Yat House Non-standard block 2011
Hung Yan House
Hung Yiu House

Ma Tau Wai Estate[edit]

Ma Tau Wai Estate

Ma Tau Wai Estate (Chinese: 馬頭圍邨) is the oldest existing public housing estate in Kowloon City District. It consists of 5 residential blocks completed in 1962 and 1965.[7] Although it was developed by Hong Kong Housing Authority, it is currently managed by Hong Kong Housing Society.[8]

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.[9][10]

Houses[edit]

Name[11][12] Type Completion
Hibiscus House Old Slab 1962
Magnolia House
Rose House
Narcissus House
Geranium House 1965

Chun Seen Mei Chuen[edit]

Chun Seen Mei Chuen

Chun Seen Mei Chuen (Chinese: 真善美村) has three residential blocks built in 1965, providing a total of 1027 units.[13][14][15]

Houses[edit]

Name[16] Completion
Chi Chun Lau 1965
Chi Sin Lau
Chi Mei Lau

Ka Wai Chuen[edit]

Ka Wai Chuen

Ka Wai Chuen (Chinese: 家維邨) is a mixed public and a Flat-for-Sale Scheme estate developed by Hong Kong Housing Society in the vicinity of Fat Kwong Street, Ma Tau Wai Road and Station Lane. It has 9 residential blocks completed in 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1993. Five of the blocks are for rental while 4 of them are for sale.[17][18]

Ka Wai Chuen was built on the former site of the old Hung Hom Estate (Chinese: 紅磡邨)[19] 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.[20] 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.[21]

Houses[edit]

Name[22] Completion Scheme
Ka Lai Lau 1984 Rental housing
Ka Hing Lau 1987
Ka Bong Lau
Ka Yee Lau 1990
Ka Lim Lau
Ka Wing Lau Flat-for-Sale Scheme
Ka Shing Lau 1993
Ka On Lau
Ka Ting Lau

Lok Man Sun Chuen[edit]

Lok Kei Lau, Lok Man Sun Chuen
Lok Sin Lau and Lok Lun Lau, Lok Man Sun Chuen

Lok Man Sun Chuen (Chinese: 樂民新村) is located in Kau Pui Lung Road, To Kwa Wan,[23] developed by Hong Kong Housing Society. It has nine residential blocks completed in 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1974 respectively, providing a total of 3676 units.[24][25]

Houses[edit]

Name[26] Completion
Lok Kei Lau (Block A) 1970
Lok Kei Lau (Block B)
Lok Tak Lau (Block C)
Lok Fung Lau (Block D)
Lok Kwan Lau (Block E)
Lok Lun Lau (Block F) 1971
Lok Sin Lau (Block G)
Lok Chee Lau (Block H) 1973–1974
Lok Oi Lau (Block I)

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