The Hong Kong Housing Authority strives to provide affordable public rental housing (PRH) to low-income families with housing needs. This newly completed Lin Tsui Estate at Lin Shing Road in Chai Wan offers new homes to more than 700 people.
Built on the former site of the Housing Department's Chai Wan Staff Quarters, the site of Lin Tsui has only a gross area of about 2,000m2.
Lin Tsui Estate is a single-block estate, with the block Lin Tsui House. With 36 domestic storeys, the block provides a total of 288 PRH units comprising 72 Type A flats (for one/two-person), 72 Type B flats (for two/three-person), 108 Type C flats (for three/four-person) and 36 Type D flats (for four/five-person) with internal floor areas ranging from about 14m2 to 35m2.
There is a landscaped garden with children's play area and fitness facilities (for the elderly) on the podium roof. The estate also provides eight parking spaces, comprising six for private cars and two for motorcycles. Situated in the urban area, the estate is only a few minutes' walk to Chai Wan MTR Station and there are many bus and minibus routes to various districts. There are also abundant shopping facilities in the vicinity, including shopping centres and markets.
“We care for people”, “We design for people” and “We care for the Earth” are the key motivations for Lin Tsui Estate to go “green”. Various green concepts and principles have been incorporated into the planning, design, construction and management phases by the Hong Kong Housing Authority with a view to create a green and healthy living environment for the residents’ well-being, with particular emphasis on low carbon footprint, energy saving, cost-effectiveness of design, waste management, and enhanced greening. As such, this project has achieved the highest BEAM Plus for New Buildings v1.2 Final Platinum rating.
Some key smart elements adopted in Lin Tsui Estate are:
|Number of Blocks||1|
|Number of Storeys||38 (incl. 36 domestic storeys)|
|Project Developer / Owner||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Project Manager||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Architect||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Landscape Architect||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|M&E Engineer||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|C&S Engineer||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Main Contractor||Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd|
|Quantity Surveyor||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Sustainable Design Consultant||Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd.|
|Environmental Consultant||Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd.|