The Financial Secretary has set aside HK$5.5billion in his 2019 Budget to expand Cyberport’s facilities:
“I will earmark $5.5 billion for the development of Cyberport 5. This will serve to attract more quality technology companies and start-ups to set up their offices in Cyberport and provide a pathway for young people to pursue a career in I&T. The expansion project is expected to provide about 66 000 square metres of floor area, and include facilities such as offices, co-working space, conference venues and data service platforms. We will proceed with the statutory town planning procedures with a view to commencing construction in 2021 for completion in 2024 at the earliest.”
This is a significant increase. The existing Cyberport 1 - 4 is 92,000 square metres. The plan received shows that Cyberport 5 will be located in front of the Cyberport Arcade. News reports show the site as 1.6 hectare and a proposed building height of 11 storeys. The hotel is 13 storeys.
In Cyberport’s press release (click here) it is promised that “Cyberport will carry out a series of work to improve the environment and facilities of the existing waterfront park.”
I have asked Cyberport to release detailed plans for public consultation soon.
What do you think? Do you support or object to the plans, or want more information first?
Should government use the expansion to also resolve previous requests from residents (see below). Should anything else be dealt with?
擴建規模頗大，現在數碼港 1至4 座總樓面面積為九萬二千平方米。我們收到的資料顯示數碼港五座選址為商場前方的公園部份，建築物前面將預留空間設置海濱長廊。
Requests from residents put to Cyberport in the past
Waterfront Park maintenance