Ocean Pointe
縉皇居
Ocean Pointe (right)
Map
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeResidential
Location8 Sham Tsz Street
Sham Tseng, New Territories, Hong Kong
Construction started1998
Completed2001
Opening2001
Height
Roof184 m (604 ft)
Top floor169 m (554 ft)
Technical details
Floor count54
Design and construction
Architect(s)DLN Architects & Engineers
DeveloperKerry Properties
References
[1][2]
Ocean Pointe
Traditional Chinese縉皇居
Simplified Chinese缙皇居

Ocean Pointe (Chinese: 縉皇居) is a skyscraper in Sham Tseng, New Territories, Hong Kong. The tower rises 54 storeys and 184 metres (604 ft) in height.[2] The building was completed in 2001.[1] It was designed by architectural firm DLN Architects & Engineers, and was developed by Kerry Properties Limited.[2] Ocean Pointe, which stands as the 89th-tallest building in Hong Kong, is composed entirely of residential units,[1] of which it contains 560.[2]

History

The site was originally a Union Carbide depot developed in the 1960s.[3][4][5] The complex was used for chemical storage, warehousing, and materials manufacturing. A latex manufacturing plant opened at the site in March 1977.[6] In the 1990s, the company decided to relocate the Sham Tseng facilities to China, freeing up the site for sale and eventual residential redevelopment.[4]

Kerry Properties won the 99,388 square foot site in a private tender in October 1994.[7] The developer acquired the site in December 1994. In November 1997, the building plans for the new residential complex were approved by the Buildings Department.[8] The first flats were sold in early 2001.[9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ocean Pointe". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ocean Pointe". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  3. ^ "Area For Development Of Union Carbide". South China Morning Post. 9 October 1965. p. 11.
  4. ^ a b Li, Sandy (10 July 1996). "Developers set sights on Sham Tseng seafront". South China Morning Post.
  5. ^ Ko, Kenneth (28 September 1994). "Sale of site in Sham Tseng to test market confidence". South China Morning Post.
  6. ^ "New latex plant is first of its kind in Hongkong". South China Morning Post. 7 March 1977.
  7. ^ Ko, Kenneth (5 October 1994). "Kerry wins Union Carbide site tender". South China Morning Post.
  8. ^ Li, Sandy (4 February 1998). "Homes plan for Sham Tseng site approved". South China Morning Post.
  9. ^ Woo, Richard (2 March 2001). "Buyers show confidence in Ocean Pointe project". South China Morning Post.
  10. ^ Li, Sandy (5 March 2001). "Upbeat sentiment greets sale of Ocean Pointe flats". South China Morning Post.

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