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BD's follow-up work on unauthorised building works in properties of Secretary for Justice

In response to media enquiries about the follow-up work on the unauthorised building works (UBWs) in the properties of the Secretary for Justice at Sea Cliff Mansions in Repulse Bay, Royal Ascot in Sha Tin and Kin Ho Industrial Building in Fo Tan, a spokesman for the Buildings Department (BD) today (January 26) gave the following reply:

As arranged by the Authorised Person (AP) appointed by the owner, BD staff inspected the premises concerned this week. Regarding the UBWs identified on these premises, the AP has submitted to the BD a rectification works proposal and a proposed work programme. The proposal suggests carrying out minor works to rectify all UBWs which are classified as actionable under the BD's enforcement policy as well as voluntarily rectifying the non-actionable UBWs, so as to reinstate the premises according to the approved plans.

After considering the rectification works proposal and the work programme, the BD has replied to the AP about its acceptance of the proposal. The actionable UBWs include a defective protected lobby and altered windows (Sea Cliff Mansions), and a supporting frame for an air-conditioner (Kin Ho Industrial Building). The non-actionable items which will also be rectified include a balcony railing (Sea Cliff Mansions), a substandard fire resisting door (Royal Ascot), small supporting frames for air-conditioners and defective fire resisting doors (Sea Cliff Mansions and Kin Ho Industrial Building) and additional partitions (Kin Ho Industrial Building).

According to the AP's work programme, rectification works for the premises at Sea Cliff Mansions will take about three months to complete and the rectification works for other premises will be completed in about one week.

Ends/Friday, January 26, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:00

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