Tour 6 – Urban Renewal
This tour will include two urban renewal projects in Hong Kong.
The urban renewal project located at 600-626 Shanghai Street, Mongkok comprises of a total of 14 building numbers. They include 4 post-war residential buildings and 10 pre-war shophouses which had been accorded Grade 2 Historic Buildings by the Antiquities and Monuments Office. The entire façade of the Grade 2 Historic Building was preserved.
Lee Tung Street was previously local street famous for printing workshops and retails specialized for greeting cards and calendar folders. Located at heart of Wan Chai District, a total of 85 buildings were affected. Upon the completion of the redevelopment, 3 historical tenement houses along Queen’s Road East are preserved as part of the project.