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Invitation to Tender for Development of Four URA Projects in To Kwa Wan

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) today (4 January 2022) invites a total of 30 property developers/ consortia to tender for the combined development of four projects[1] located at Hung Fook Street, Kai Ming Street and Wing Kwong Street in To Kwa Wan (the Development).

The URA will provide the relevant tender documents to the invited property developers/ consortia, based on which they can submit tenders for the development.  All tender submissions should reach the URA Headquarters at 26/F COSCO Tower, 183 Queen’s Road Central, by 12:00 noon on 10 February 2022 (Thursday).  Any submission of the tender received after the specified closing time mentioned above will not be accepted.

The tender review panel will consider the tenders received and then make a recommendation to the URA Board for its decision on the award of the development of the projects.

The four projects with a total site area of 5,438 square metres covering two adjoining sites, namely Hung Fook Street / Kai Ming Street and Wing Kwong Street / Kai Ming Street, were commenced between 2013 and 2017.  Upon completion, the two adjoining sites in total will provide a maximum total gross floor areas of 48,942 square metres.

The successful developer / consortium will be required to construct the Development in compliance with the requirements of the master design control of To Kwa Wan district in Kowloon City as set out in the development agreement (the Agreement) of the Development to create synergy with adjoining development projects of the URA, allowing comprehensive restructuring and replanning of the area while enhancing walkability and connectivity.  The Development will also enhance the livability of the district by adopting place-making and smart initiatives.

The URA has commenced eight projects, including this Development, in To Kwa Wan district in Kowloon City under the district-based approach.  All new development of these projects will have to comply with the requirements of the master design control in a bid to create synergy with adjoining URA’s projects even though the development contract of these projects will be awarded at different times. 

The requirements of the district-based master design control include:

  1. Improving connectivity with major district nodes, including To Kwa Wan MTR station, Hoi Sham Park, and other public facilities with a better-restructured pedestrian network;
  2. Enhancing street vibrancy with distinctive design character by specifying building frontage and landscape design along the pedestrian streets;
  3. Improving air ventilation by specifying podium setback and tower separation among the development projects within the district to create a more liveable environment;
  4. Creating various urban spaces to serve as a community gathering point for the district, coupled with place-making initiatives to cultivate a distinctive district precinct; and
  5. Adopting more smart building and facility management initiatives (e.g. 5G network) to create a smart community.

In addition, the new development must comply with the standard and quality requirements, the environmentally sustainable provisions and smart provisions set out in the Agreement.

[1] Four projects include Kai Ming Street Project, Hung Fook Street / Kai Ming Street Project, Kai Ming Street / Wing Kwong Street Project and Wing Kwong Street Project.