The first phase of Victoria Dockside, a New World Development project in Tsim Sha Tsui, is being launched today.
Led by general manager Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, more than 100 designers have been involved in crafting shapes in the art and design district on a site formerly part of Holt's Wharf. That seafront godown area was set up in 1910 next to the Hong Kong end of the first railway to the mainland, the Kowloon and Canton Railway.
Swire Group and Blue Funnel Line sold the site to New World in 1971. Two years later, it started building New World Centre and the Regent Hong Kong, with the hotel becoming the InterContinental in 2001.
"Victoria Dockside is not only one of the few large-scale developments in recent years but also a remarkable place [in the SAR's] history and culture," New World said. It will have a floor area of three million square feet when fully launched in 2019.