Heritage Preservation & Revitalisation
Sheung Wan Fong Project was commenced in 2003. Completed in 2005, the project has been handed over to Highways Department for management.
The project aims to create a new hub for community activities in the Western Market and Morrison Street area.
- a major refurbishment of the venerable Western Market shopping mall that serves as an anchor to the project,
- construction of a multi-purpose public square to be named Sheung Wan Fong,
- re-paving, widening and beautification of sidewalks around the Western Market and the square,
- beautification of a footbridge linking Western Market to Gala Point and Shun Tak Centre, and
- re-designing a nearby MTR structure and a tram station into streetscape features.
The URA, Highways Department, Home Affairs Department and the Central & Western District Council.
The MTR Corporation, Hong Kong Tramways Limited, Transport Department, Lands Department and Telford Recreation Club.
Sheung Wan Fong Project Logo:
Design of the Sheung Wan Fong project logo, in the form of a square, reflects its Chinese literal meaning. The compass motif signifies the important history of this part of Sheung Wan where stands a historical building of Western style and goods from the East were shipped in for trade. Circles spinning around the compass represent the incessant and enriching impact of the revitalisation project to promote and enhance socio-economic activities in the area, from near to far away.
(A) Western Market and the surrounding footpath
Western Market will be refurbished and the footpaths immediately surrounding Western Market will be widened and repaved with a special pattern to reflect the architectural style and colour of Western Market. Special lighting and bollards of a similar style will also be provided to enhance attractiveness.
(B) MTRC vent shaft
MTRC vent shaft in front of Western Market has been beautified.
(C) Morrison Street Open Space
Re-alignment and renovation of open space between Morrison Street and Sheung Wan Complex to form a multi-purpose public square !V Sheung Wan Fong.
The compass motif of the Sheung Wan Fong signifies the importance of old trades in the area, as this is a point where Chinese and Western cultures converge. It also serves as a direction guide pointing out the locations of various prominent local features in the district.
The footbridge linking Western Market and Sheung Wan Gala Point will be beautified.
(E) The Tram station at Des Voeux Road Central
The tram station at Des Voeux Road Central will be beautified to reflect the style of Western Market.