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Lai Tak Tsuen

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Location  Wan Chai
No. of flats  8
Constructed  1975-1976
Status  Proposed
Units  2677
Lai Tak Tsuen
Category  Subsidized Housing: Rental Unit
Address  Lai Tak Tsuen Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

20090905 hong kong lai tak tsuen


Lai Tak Tsuen (Chinese: 勵德邨) is a public housing estate at 2 – 38 Lai Tak Tsuen Road, Tai Hang, Wan Chai District, Hong Kong. Built in 1975, it is one of the first public housing developments in Hong Kong. It was the second self-funded rental project of the Hong Kong Housing Society. The housing estate was named after Hong Kong Government Officer, Michael Wright, who had served the Government of Hong Kong for more than 30 years.

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Lai tak tsuen road bus terminal


History

The Hong Kong Housing Society announced its plan to build the housing estate in January 1969. Its construction was originally planned to be finished in 1972, but was delayed by a landslide. As a result, the first building, Tsuen Wing Lau, was completed in May 1975. The rest was completed in 1976.

The housing estate was an award-winning design in the 1970s.

In September 1999, Lai Tak Tsuen was awarded the ISO 9001 certification by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency for its design and provision of property management services.

From 2002 to 2005, Lai Tak Tsuen was one of the ten public housing estates with the lowest average volume of waste produced; hence, it was commended in the Waste Reduction Credit Scheme organised by the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

Configuration

The estate consists of three houses, i.e. high-rise blocks of flats, with 2,677 flats.

The population of the housing estate is currently 11,140. Other than residential blocks, the estate also provides carparks, shops, market stalls, a kindergarten, a children's centre, a youth centre, an elderly centre, a library, basketball court and a children's playground.

Houses

Lai Tak Tsuen consists of three buildings:

  • Lai Kit Lau (勵潔樓) which is at 38 Lai Tak Tsuen Road,
  • Tak Chuen Lau (德全樓) which is at 36 Lai Tak Tsuen Road and
  • Tsuen Wing Lau (邨榮樓) which is at 16 Lai Tak Tsuen Road .
  • Two of the buildings, Lai Kit Lau and Tak Chuen Lau, in Lai Tak Tsuen are Hong Kong's only public rental buildings having bicyclindrical design.

    Lai Tak Tsuen Bus Terminus

    There is a bus terminus outside Lai Kit Lau with the following routes:

  • 26 Lai Tak Tsuen – Hollywood Road (Circular)
  • 81 Lai Tak Tsuen – Hing Wah Estate
  • Lai Tak Tsuen Road, opposite to Tak Chuen Lau

    At Tak Chuen Lau, Lai Tak Tsuen, is served by the following routes:

  • 23B, 25A, 26, 41A, 81, 108
  • Lai Tak Tsuen Road, outside Tsuen Wing Lau

    At Tsuen Wing Lau, is served by the following routes:

  • 23B, 25C, 26, 41A, 81, 108.
  • Public light bus

    Green Minibuses are also available around Lai Tak Tsuen:

  • 21A Lan Fong Road – Lai Tak Tsuen, via Causeway Bay and Tai Hau.
  • 25 Upper Braemar Hill – Peterson Street, via Lai Kit Lau
  • References

    Lai Tak Tsuen Wikipedia


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