Application period for revitalisation project of Former North Kowloon Magistracy extended

In view of the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Development Bureau (DEVB) announced today (December 10) that the deadline for applications for the Former North Kowloon Magistracy under Batch VI of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme) will be extended from noon on December 21 to noon on January 29, 2021.

The Former North Kowloon Magistracy was one of the projects under Batch I of the Revitalisation Scheme. It was revitalised into the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) (Hong Kong) by the SCAD Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited. The College discontinued operation from June 1 this year and the Government has taken over the historic building after the expiry of the tenancy in accordance with the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement. The building was included in Batch VI of the Revitalisation Scheme on August 20 to invite revitalisation proposals from non-profit-making organisations with a view to identifying a new use.

Application for the other four historic buildings under Batch VI of the Revitalisation Scheme, namely the Tai Tam Tuk Raw Water Pumping Station Staff Quarters Compound; Homi Villa in Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan; King Yin Lei in Wan Chai; and Fong Yuen Study Hall in Ma Wan, Tsuen Wan, has already closed. Assessment is now in progress.

For enquiries, please send an email to the Revitalisation Scheme Secretariat at or call 2906 1560.

Ends/Thursday, December 10, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00