19 October 2005
KCRC invites expressions of interest for Tai Wai Maintenance Centre property development project
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will invite expressions of interest (EOI) for its Tai Wai Maintenance Centre property development project from developers / consortia this Friday (21 October). The deadline for the submission of EOI will be 11 November 2005 at 12 noon.
Occupying an area of about 7.06 hectares, the project has an approximate gross floor area of 339,845 sq. m., comprising 313,955 sq. m. for residential use and 25,890 sq. m. for non-residential uses.
The current development proposal comprises 12 residential towers housing 4,304 flats, two schools and one Integrated Use Centre facility. The Tai Wai Maintenance Centre at ground level of the development podium has already been completed and was put into operation in December 2004.
KCRC proposes to implement the project under two joint venture packages. According to the current programme, the tenders (i.e. Tender 1 and Tender 2) for the project will be awarded in the first quarter of 2006 for completion in phases by 2010.
The Tai Wai Maintenance Centre property development project is the fourth property development project of the Corporation inviting expressions of interest in 2005.
 
Details of the Tai Wai Maintenance Centre Property Development Project :

Site Area

Approx. 70,597 sq. m.

Domestic GFA

313,955 sq. m.

Non-domestic GFA (2 schools and 1 G/IC facility)

25,890 sp.m.

No. of Residential Flats

About 4,304

Average Flat Size

73 sq. m.

Other major facilities: residents’ clubhouse, ancillary car parking spaces, loading and unloading bays and landscaped podium deck.

TOTAL

339,845 sq. m.

 
Details of the 2 tender packages:

Tender 1

8 residential towers

2,928 flats

213,583 sq. m.

1 school and 1 G/IC facility

N/A

14,030 sq. m.

Tender 2

4 residential towers

1,376 flats

100,372 sq. m.

1 school

N/A

11,860 sq. m.

Note: The tower blocks will be 43 to 50 residential floors in height (excluding entrance lobby, roof and refuse floors/sky gardens).