CLP Clock Tower
Proposed Preservation-cum-redevelopment of the CLP Head Office, Ho Man Tin.
This was a section16 planning application of the CLP Head Office located at 139-147 Argyle Street, Ho Man Tin. Masterplan Limited was the planning consultant for CLP Holdings Limited for a preservation-cum-redevelopment option for the CLP Head Office sight. There was a heritage conservation element in the redevelopment in light of the Grade 1 historic building assessment assigned for the site. The application proposed that part of the building with the most significant heritage value (i.e. the Clock Tower Building) be retained while the rest be demolished for a permitted residential development.
Masterplan worked with the client and project team to prepare and submit a proposal for a museum with community facilities, and a residential development. The approach of the application is that the property rights of CLP be protected while the public aspiration for heritage conservation can be achieved. As such, in the proposed development, the Applicant would still get the residential GFA entitlement. In this application, the Applicant has also voluntarily and significantly reduced the height of the residential portion from 156 mPD while had been approved under GBP to less than 100mPD.