XRL Topside (Express-Rail-Link) West Kowloon Station
Sun Hung Kai Properties won the record bidding tender for the plot above West Kowloon Terminus and seeks to bring transformational improvements to the previously approved scheme which was dated 10 years ago.
The site is within a Comprehensive Development Area zone which is intended to be an important office and commercial expansion of the CBD to enhance Hong Kong’s competitive advantage. The planning application is for building relaxation, a unique clause that is uncommon in Hong Kong Outline Zoning Plans.
The Proposed Scheme act as a social and physical connector, linking the traditional parts of Yau Tsim Mong with the new West Kowloon and the future West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) and will complete the “missing piece of the puzzle” of West Kowloon. It is also a destination with innovative and sustainable designs that offer wide-ranging spaces for public enjoyments. The highlights of the scheme mainly compose of the major north-south pedestrian walkway which is 1.5km long in total including some existing landscape decks (largely opened 24hours), the 100,000 sq ft of total open space, retail and office floors, public viewing decks, and roof garden.