SHKP plans for new large-scale commercial project in Hong Kong

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is planning for a new large-scale project in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. One of the highlights will be a 53-storey main tower – which has a three-storey podium and a public rooftop viewing platform – reaching a height of 320 m above the principal datum. Upon completion, the building will become the second tallest commercial landmark in Kowloon after the International Commerce Centre (ICC).

“This project will be the first large-scale commercial landmark that Mong Kok has seen in recent years,” said Robert Chan, executive director of SHKP. “Applying its expertise in building transit-oriented developments, SHKP will provide quality commercial space, enrich the community with well-thought-out amenities, green elements, and enhance overall connectivity and accessibility.”

According to the developer, preliminary works are currently underway for the project. Its planning application has recently been approved by the Hong Kong’s Town Planning Board.

The project will have a total gross floor area of 1.52 mil sq ft, comprising a 200,000-sq-ft shopping mall and 1.2 mil sq ft of commercial space. Other amenities will include five community facilities with a total floor area of 50,000 sq ft and over 100,000 sq ft of outdoor public space. 

Dubbed the ‘Green Heart’ of Mong Kok, the project will incorporate many green, sustainable elements. A notable feature is the preservation of three banyan trees which are more than 60 years old. A ‘Ficus Plaza’, which is over 34,000 sq ft, will also be launched at the project’s ground-level entrance.

The developer further aims to plant over 50 trees in the project to achieve 30% in greenery coverage and 1,250 kg in annual carbon dioxide absorption. This, together with the other green measures, should create a ‘Cool Island Effect’ that will reduce the temperature of the vicinity.

Embracing the design concept of ‘Urban Cool Ribbon’, the project will also come with two landscaped walkways leading to the MTR Mong Kok East Station and a footbridge to Hak Po Street, linking the project with various streets in the neighbourhood.