The estate is separated into three parts, namely Shek Lei (I) Estate (Chinese: 石籬(一)邨), Shek Lei (II) Estate (Chinese: 石籬(二)邨) and Shek Lei Interim Housing (Chinese: 石籬中轉房屋). It has a total of 22 residential blocks with a population of about 35,000, while 2 shopping centres are also built to serve the residents. It is currently the second largest public housing estates in Kwai Chung, after Kwai Chung Estate.
Shek Lei (I) Estate (also referred as Shek Lei ExtensionChinese: 石籬擴展區 and New Shek LeiChinese: 新石籬) has nine blocks. Of the nine blocks, seven are completed in the 1980s, and are situated on Lei Pui Street; the remaining 2, Shek On House and Shek Tai House, are located on Shek Pai Street, built during the redevelopment project of the estate in the 1990s.
Shek Kai House and Shek Wah House, Shek Lei Estate
Shek Lei (II) Estate is located between Shek Li Street and Tai Loong Street. It is also referred as Shek Lei District or Shek Lei Resettlement Estate, as it was built on the site of a resettlement estate completed in the 1960s. The estate was redeveloped between the 1990s and 2000s (decade). However, two old blocks are retained, and were converted into Interim Housing.
Two old blocks, Blocks 10 and 11, are retained for Interim Housing since 1997, to provide totally 1,946 units for rehousing those homeless families who are not immediately eligible for public housing.
Shek Lei Shopping Centre serves the shopping needs of residents in the vicinity. It is divided into Phase I and Phase II, and both of them are located at the junction of Tai Loong Street and Wai Kek Street. A wet market is also located inside Shek Lei Shopping Centre Phase I.