Wan Chai Police Station

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Wan Chai Police Station in 2009, facing Gloucester Road.
Wan Chai Police Station in 1932, facing onto Victoria Harbour.
View of the back of Wan Chai Police Station in 2009, from Lockhart Road Public Library.

Wan Chai Police Station (灣仔警署), also known as No. 2 Police Station (二號差館) or Eastern Police Station, is a building located at No. 123 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.[1]

History[edit]

It was built in 1932 on land reclaimed under the Praya East Reclamation Scheme (1921-1929) and faced directly onto Victoria Harbour from the 1930s to the 1960s.[1]

The police station was relocated to Arsenal House Lower Block at 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, in 2010.[2]

Conservation[edit]

Previously a Grade III Historic Building, the building became a Grade II Historic Building in December 2009.[3] In 2011, the Development Bureau announced that the former Wan Chai Police Station cum Wan Chai Police Married Quarters site will be partly preserved and partly redeveloped for business and commercial uses.[4]

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Coordinates: 22°16′45″N 114°10′31″E / 22.279248°N 114.175286°E / 22.279248; 114.175286 (Wan Chai Police Station)