The New Central Harbourfront comprises precious land created from harbour reclamation, signifying Central's final shoreline. Victoria Harbour is a world-famous destination and Central is the centrepiece of this Hong Kong icon. Following extensive public discussions, we are ready to unveil the urban design blueprint for the New Central Harbourfront with particular focus on two key sites between the International Finance Centre II and the public piers.
The Harbour-front Enhancement Committee has reached a consensus on reducing the development intensity of Site 1 (the Comprehensive Development Area site adjoining Central Piers No. 4 to 6) and Site 2 (the Commercial site north of International Finance Centre II) to improve viewing of our magnificent harbour, and redistributing the gross floor area to Site 5 (the Government, Institution or Community site north of CITIC Tower). The revised design concept will reflect this aspiration, based on a large landscaped deck connecting the Central Business District to the new harbourfront.
Instead of commercial land sale for office/hotel uses, we will develop Sites 1 and 2 into a distinctive civic node and mixed use precinct featuring low-rise structures for exhibition, retail, entertainment, civic and community uses.