Date: 31st Dec 1962, Monday
Choi Hung Estate In Kowloon
Choi Hung Estate (map) 彩虹邨 was the fourth and most ambitious Public Rental Housing Project to date by Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) located in Ngau Chi Wan District 牛池灣, north of the (old) Kai Tak Airport. Choi Hung Estate consists of eight 20-storey slab residential blocks and four 7-storey continuous-slab residential blocks on a flat 11 hectare plot with total of 7,586 dwelling units (DU) or a housing density of 690 DU/ha and housed 20,000 residents. Each dwelling unit has a floor area of between 260sqft and 750sqft. The estate had five schools, a post office, a sports field, an estate office and 45 retail shops. The first block (Chi Mei House) was completed in 1962. The estate was declared officially opened on 18 December 1963 by the then Hong Kong Governor, Sir Robert Brown Black.
The project costed HKHA HKD$53,000,000. Each dwelling unit have a floor area of between 280 to 450 square feet.
The project construction works was by Cheong Lee Construction, Palmer & Turner was the Architects, Landon & Every was the appointed Quantity Surveyors. The eight slab blocks are served by lifts and the blocks were arranged to form almost two enclosed internal courts. A long low building of seven storeys without lifts and standing on pilot is intersect the site linking the slab blocks.
Updated On: 18.09.29