6 March 2002
KCRC invites expressions of interest for property development at Ho Tung Lau (Site A)
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) is inviting expressions of interest from developers or consortia for joint venture development of Ho Tung Lau (Site A).
The proposed development is adjacent to KCR Fo Tan Station. Occupying an area of about 2.65 hectares, it will produce approximately 122,900 sq. m. of gross floor area, comprising 120,900 sq. m. for residential use and 2,000 sq. m. for retail purposes.
Five residential blocks of 37 to 40 storeys will be built on a two-storey podium to provide about 1,560 units and 293 car park spaces.
A KCRC spokesman said that to make the site more attractive to bidders, the Corporation had revised the design of the project with a substantial saving in construction cost.
This will be achieved by implementing the following measures:

•   Shortening the construction period by reducing the extent of the decked-over area;
•   Fast-tracking the foundation works by using large diameter bore-piles and relocating rail tracks without disrupting East Rail services; and
•   Making the entire site available for construction works and shortening the development programme by temporarily relocating part of the maintenance service to the freight yard at Sha Tin.

The Invitation Brochure "Expressions of Interest: KCRC Property Development at Ho Tung Lau (Site A)" is obtainable from KCRC by mail or fax (Fax number: 2145 4293) addressed to the General Manager, Property Development at 5/F, KCRC House, No 9 Lok King Street, Fo Tan from tomorrow to 21 March 2002. Expressions of interests together with the accompanying information should be sent to the Corporation no later than 28 March 2002.
 
Ho Tung Lau (Site A) – site location
 
Ho Tung Lau (Site A) – Aerial view of the proposed development
 
Ho Tung Lau (Site A) - Master Layout Plan