Public housing estates in Cheung Sha Wan

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New Cheung Sha Wan Estate, completed 2013

The following is an overview of public housing estates in Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), and Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) estates.

History[edit]

Historians suggested there were inhabitants settled in this area during Eastern Han Dynasty ( 25 A.D-220 A.D ), as an Eastern Han tomb was discovered in the year 1955, the Eastern Han tomb now become Lee Cheng Uk Museum ( Chinese traditional: 李鄭屋東漢墓博物館) when Lee Cheng Uk Estate ( Chinese traditional: 李鄭屋邨) was built.

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Cheung Sha Wan Estate (new) 長沙灣邨 Public 2013 2 1,400 Original estate demolished 2001
Fortune Estate 幸福邨 Public 2000 3 2,125
Hang Chun Court 幸俊苑 HOS 2001 2 740
Hoi Lai Estate 海麗邨 Public 2004 12 4,908
Lei Cheng Uk Estate 李鄭屋邨 TPS 1984 10 1,608
Po Hei Court 寶熙苑 HOS 1993 2 390
Po Lai Court 寶麗苑 HOS 1987 3 378
So Uk Estate 蘇屋邨 Public 1960 16 5,316
Un Chau Estate 元州邨 Public 1998 5 2,797

Cheung Sha Wan Estate[edit]

Layout of the original (demolished) estate
The new estate as seen from Cheung Sha Wan Road

The original Cheung Sha Wan Estate (Chinese: 長沙灣邨) opened between 1963-1964 as the Cheung Sha Wan Government Low Cost Housing Estate (Chinese: 長沙灣政府廉租屋邨). It was renamed following the 1973 establishment of the Housing Authority. All thirteen blocks of this estate were demolished in 2001 as part of the Comprehensive Redevelopment Programme, announced 1995. Most displaced residents were moved to the nearby Fortune Estate.

A new estate opened in 2013 bearing the same name. It sits just north of the original Cheung Sha Wan Estate site, on the site of the former Cheung Sha Wan Police Married Quarters. It is made up of two public rental blocks and an auxiliary facilities block linked to Un Chau Estate by a walkway spanning Cheung Sha Wan Road.[1]

The site of the original Cheung Sha Wan Estate was leased to the Asia Golf Club driving range. The golf club has since closed and a new public housing estate will be built on the site.[2]

Houses[edit]

Name Type Completion Demolition
Cheung Yan House Non-standard block 2013
Cheung Tai House Non-standard block
Block 1  ? 1964 2001
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9
Block 10
Block 11
Block 12
Block 14

Fortune Estate[edit]

Fortune Estate

Fortune Estate (Chinese: 幸福邨) is located opposite to Un Chau Estate and near Cheung Sha Wan Station. Formerly the site of Fortune Street Temporary Housing Area,[3][4] the estate consists of three residential buildings built in 2001 to settle the residents affected by the redevelopment of Cheung Sha Wan Estate, Tai Hang Tung Estate and Un Chau Estate.[5][6]

Houses[edit]

Name[7] Type Completion
Fook Ming House Small Household Block 2001
Fook Yuet House Special Harmony Block
Fook Yat House Harmony 1

Hang Chun Court[edit]

Hang Chun Court

Hang Chun Court (Chinese: 幸俊苑) is a HOS court in Cheung Sha Wan, next to Fortune Estate. Like Fortune Estate, Hang Chun Court was formerly the site of Fortune Temporary Housing Area. It has two blocks built in 2001.

Houses[edit]

Name[8][9] Type Completion
Chun Lai House NCB 2001
Chun Yin House

Hoi Lai Estate[edit]

Hoi Lai Estate

Hoi Lai Estate (Chinese: 海麗邨) was built on the reclaimed land of south Cheung Sha Wan, near Lai Chi Kok Station and four private housing estates, namely Aqua Marine, Banyan Garden, Liberté and The Pacifica.[10][11] The estate consists of 12 residential buildings and a shopping centre completed between 2004 and 2005. It was planned for HOS court, but it was changed to rental housing before it was occupied.[12]

Houses[edit]

Name[13][14] Type Completion
Hoi Ming House New Cruciform 2004
Hoi Ching House
Hoi Fai House
Hoi Yin House
Hoi Shun House
Hoi Nga House
Hoi Hei House
Hoi Kin House
Hoi Wo House
Hoi Chi House
Hoi Wai House
Hoi Shui House Non Standard 2005

Lei Cheng Uk Estate[edit]

Hau Lim House and Hau Chi House, Lei Cheng Uk Estate.

Lei Cheng Uk Estate (Chinese: 李鄭屋邨) is a mixed public and TPS estate in Lei Cheng Uk, downhill of Cheung Sha Wan near So Uk Estate.[15] It is also adjacent to the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum.[16][17][18] Since the redevelopment in the 1980s, the estate consists of 10 residential buildings completed in 1984, 1989 and 1990 respectively.[19] In 2002, some of the flats were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 5.[20] The estate is now managed by Hong Kong Housing Society.[21]

Po Hei Court[edit]

Po Hei Court

Po Hei Court (Chinese: 寶熙苑) is a HOS court in Cheung Sha Wan, next to Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum and Lei Cheng Uk Estate. It consists of 2 blocks built in 1993.

Houses[edit]

Name[22] Type Completion
Fu Hei House Non-Standard 1993
Wing Hei House

Po Lai Court[edit]

Po Lai Court

Po Lai Court (Chinese: 寶麗苑) is a HOS court in Cheung Sha Wan, next to Po Hei Court. It consists of three blocks built in 1987.

Houses[edit]

Name[23] Type Completion
Po Fook House Non-Standard 1987
Po Chak House
Po Hong House

So Uk Estate[edit]

So Uk Estate

So Uk Estate (Chinese: 蘇屋邨) is situated in the northern area So Uk, a downhill in Cheung Sha Wan. The estate was built alongside of squatter areas, which was later demolished for the construction of the estate of 16 blocks in 1960. Unlike many public housing estates built afterwards, the architectural design of the estates is unique in Hong Kong. The "houses" were named after varieties of flowers. There are 5,316 flats in the estate, with capacity of 15,200.[24] High maintenance cost made the Hong Kong Housing Authority decide to demolish it in 2008 and 2011 in two phases, and residents will be relocated to Un Chau Estate Phases 2, 4, and 5 in Sham Shui Po.[25]

Un Chau Estate[edit]

Un Chau Estate

Un Chau Estate (Chinese: 元州邨), or Un Chau Street Estate (Chinese: 元州街邨), is a redeveloped public estate on reclaimed land of Cheung Sha Wan located between Un Chau Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road, next to Cheung Sha Wan Station.[26] It consists of 10 residential buildings completed in 1998, 1999 and 2008, which were developed into 4 phases. Phase 5 is under development on the site of former Cheung Sha Wan Factory Estate.[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheung Sha Wan Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon West". Hong Kong Housing Authority. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Air Ventilation Assessment for the Public Housing Development Project at Ex-Cheung Sha Wan Estate" (PDF). Allied Environmental Consultants Limited. January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ ITEM FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE January, 1997
  4. ^ Park hit by flats plan
  5. ^ http://www.epd.gov.hk/eia/register/profile/latest/esb038/contents.pdf
  6. ^ HOUSING MATTERS DISCUSSED AT DISTRICT BOARDS AND THEIR COMMITTEES
  7. ^ Fortune Estate
  8. ^ Hang Chun Court
  9. ^ Hang Chun Court
  10. ^ Hoi Lai Shopping Centre
  11. ^ Cheung Sha Wan Integrated Family Service Centre
  12. ^ Supply of New Flats for Public Rental Housing Allocation in 2004/05
  13. ^ Hoi Lai Estate
  14. ^ Hoi Lai Estate
  15. ^ Lei Cheng Uk Estate
  16. ^ Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
  17. ^ Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb
  18. ^ March 2007/ Hong Kong – Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb
  19. ^ Lei Cheng Uk Estate
  20. ^ Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 5
  21. ^ Chairman Visits Estates
  22. ^ Po Hei Court
  23. ^ Po Lai Court
  24. ^ Hong Kong Housing Authority. "So Uk Estate Property Location and Profile". Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  25. ^ "Memorandum for the Subsidised Housing Committee, Ex-gratia Allowance for Tenants Affected by Housing Authority's Clearance Programmes Outside the Comprehensive Redevelopment Programme and Re-housed to Public Rental Housing Flats Without Metal Gatesets" (PDF) (Press release). Hong Kong Housing Authority. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007. 
  26. ^ Cheung Sha Wan Station
  27. ^ Memorandum for the Housing Authority Members’ Meeting with Concern Group