Shek Kip Mei Estate

Local name石硤尾邨
LocationXiang gang Hong Kong, China

Shek Kip Mei Estate is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong. It is located in Sham Shui Po and is under the management of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. The estate was constructed as a result of a fire in Shek Kip Mei in 1953, to settle the families of inhabitants in the squats over the hill who lost their homes in one night.

Originally constructed in 1953 to alleviate the immediate housing need, the units in this "Mark I" estate were utilitarian. Redevelopment of the estate commenced in 1972, with new towers coming on stream between 1979 and 1982. Site 1 of redevelopment was occupied in 2007.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shek_Kip_Mei_Estate

More photos on pbase.com http://www.pbase.com/hltam/shekkipmei

Address 248 Nam Cheong Street, Hong Kong SAR China

Coordinates 22°20'2.653" N 114°10'6.687" E

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