Un Chau Estate

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Un Chau Estate

Un Chau Estate (Chinese: 元州邨), or Un Chau Street Estate (Chinese: 元州街邨) before redevelopment, is a public housing estate on the reclaimed land of Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, located between Un Chau Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road, next to MTR Cheung Sha Wan Station.[1] 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.[2]

Background[edit]

Un Chau Street Estate had 8 residential blocks completed in 1969,[3] but all the blocks were demolished in 1990s and 2000s, and replaced by new-typed buildings. The redeveloped estate was renamed as "Un Chau Estate".[4] Phase 1 and 3 consists of 6 residential buildings (a building for senior citizens included) and a shopping centre, which were completed between 1998 and 1999.[5][6][7] Phase 2 and 4 consists of 5 residential buildings completed in 2008.[8][9]

Phase 5 is the old site of former Cheung Sha Wan Factory Estate and is under development. It comprises three site-oriented domestic blocks and an ancillary facilities block providing car parks, amenity facilities, elderly centre and the integrated family services centre. Foundation works will commence in 2007 and the buildings will be completed in 2011.[10]

Houses[edit]

Name Chinese name Type Completion
Un Hong House 元康樓 Senior Citizens 1998
Un Wo House 元和樓 1999
Un Fung House 元豐樓 Harmony 1
Un Shing House 元盛樓
Un Tai House 元泰樓
Un Lok House 元樂樓 New Harmony 1 2008
Un Nga House 元雅樓
Un Chi House 元智樓
Un Hei House 元禧樓
Un Kin House 元健樓 Small Household Block
Un Mun House 元滿樓 Non-Standard Domestic Block 2012
Un Wai House 元慧樓
Un Yat House 元逸樓
Un Him House 元謙樓 Auxiliary facilities building

Phase 2, 4 and 5 have been offered as alternate public housing for people displaced by the demolition of buildings in nearby So Uk Estate.

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Coordinates: 22°20′13″N 114°09′22″E / 22.336917°N 114.156219°E / 22.336917; 114.156219