Project Background

In the last 50 years, the economy of Hong Kong grows extraordinarily rapid. Accompanying with the rapid economic growth, a lot of large scale infrastructures works and building structures have been constructed and erected to support the development of city of Hong Kong. Since 1950s, Anderson Road Quarry is an important facility and plays a significant role in construction industry in Hong Kong for supplying aggregate, asphalt, stone and concrete.

Following the accomplishment of its historical mission, the 40 hectare vacated quarry site will take up another new mission – land supply for future residential and commercial development to accommodate 25,000 planned population with the aim of addressing the acute housing shortage problem in the territory.

Project Background 項目背景

Brief Description of Project Scope

The project is to provide land and the associated infrastructures for the proposed land uses at the existing Anderson Road Quarry (ARQ) site at the north-eastern of East Kowloon according to the approved Kwun Tong (North) Outline Zoning Plan. The development of the ARQ site will provide about 12 hectares of land for development of about 9,400 private and subsidised housing flats with a planned population of about 25,000. The population intake will start from 2023-24 onwards. Land will also be provided for commercial uses, government, institution or community facilities, open space and amenity areas, etc.

In addition to the site formation and infrastructure works within the ARQ site, a new bus-to-bus interchange (BBI) will be constructed at the toll plaza of Tseung Kwan O Tunnel to alleviate the public transport demand at Sau Mau Ping, Po Tat, Hing Tin areas and to mitigate the traffic impact generated from the ARQ development. A series of associated off-site road improvement works and pedestrian connectivity facilities is also proposed to enhance the pedestrian connectivity between the ARQ site and housing estates in the vicinity, the Kwun Tong town centre and the proposed BBI, as well as to mitigate the potential cumulative traffic impact arising from the proposed ARQ development.

Project Scope

  1. Site Formation and Infrastructure
    • Formation of about 40 hectares of land platforms;
    • Construction of roads, footpaths, cycle tracks and a public transport terminus; and
    • Provision of and improvement to water supply, drainage and sewerage systems as well as landscaping works and other ancillary works for the open space.
  2. Off-site Road Improvement Works
    • Road Improvement Works at the junctions of Clear Water Bay Road / On Sau Road and New Clear Water Bay Road / Clear Water Bay Road;
    • Road improvement Works at New Clear water Bay Road and Shun Lee Tsuen Road; and
    • Road Improvement Works at the junctions of Lin Tak Road and Sau Mau Ping Road over Tseung Kwan O Road
  3. Pedestrian Connectivity Facilities
    • Construction of off-site pedestrian connectivity facilities near On Tat Estate, Hiu Lai Court and Hiu Wah Buildings, as well as near Po Tat Estate, Sau Mau Ping (South) Estate, Sau Ming House of Sau Mau Ping Estate and Hiu Ming Street Playground; and
    • Construction of the proposed bus-to bus interchange (BBI) at the toll plaza of Tseung Kwan O Tunnel

Smart Features

Smart and Green Initiatives

The Anderson Road Quarry (ARQ) Site is a precious piece of virgin land of 40 hectare platform and another 40 hectare slope face in urban area of Hong Kong. It situates at the eastern side of Kowloon Peninsula in the vicinity of Tai Sheung Tok. In view of its dominant geographical location semi-detached with other current users and less conflicts with existing utility undertakers, it gives the opportunity to develop the site into an exemplary and sustainable community for people living there with more smart, green and resilient living environment.

In general, three main categories of smart and green initiatives will be implemented in the ARQ Site Development, namely, smart water management, smart energy and smart mobility.

Smart Water Management – Bioretention System
Typical Cross and Longitudinal Section of Roadside Infiltration Channel

The first flush of surface runoff in urban / developed area usually contains high concentration of pollutants such as petrochemicals. Bioretention channels are used to convey stormwater in lieu of, or with, underground drainage systems, and to remove coarse and medium sediments as well as pollutants and nutrients from the stormwater.

Smart Water Management - Artificial Flood Attenuation Lake

In order to reduce the loading of existing stormwater drainage system at the downstream of the ARQ Site at peak flow against potential flooding at low-lying area, measures shall be developed to attenuate the peak flow at upstream. Apart from underground stormwater retention tank, the idea of artificial flood attenuation lake not only serves the function of flood attenuation during rainfall period, it can also serve for recreational and irrigation uses during dry weather period. The proposed artificial flood attenuation lake will become a key landscape feature of the proposed Quarry Park.

Artificial Flood Attenuation Lake
Smart Water Management - Natural Rock Channel
Natural Rock Channel

Natural Rock Channel is formed by the excavation of existing rock slope and berms. Besides drainage function, this rock channel also creates a natural appearance instead of typical concrete channel for drainage route and provides an ideal habitat for plants at the same time.

Smart Water Management - Porous Pavement

Permeable surface design will be adopted for the footway pavement in the ARQ Site Development. This type of road surface would increase stormwater infiltration, improve groundwater recharge and reduce ponding from surface runoff. Another benefic is to reduce the heat is land effect for the site which in turn reduces the temperature of the site.

Porous Pavement
Smart Energy - Green Roofing

Provision of green roof on government premises and encouragement of green roof on private developments are current government green policy to reduce heat island effect. To tally with this requirement, the proposed fresh and flushing water service reservoirs and fresh and flushing water pumping stations will be provided with green roof system.

Fresh and Flushing Water Pumping Stations
Fresh and Flushing Water Service Reservoirs
Smart Energy - Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is a proven alternative to the burning of fossil fuels for power generation. For the ARQ Site Development, solar panels will be installed on the cover of the Public Transport Terminus (PTT) and the roof of the ventilation room of underground stormwater storage tank.

Solar Panels on the Cover for the PTT
Solar Panels on the Roof of the Ventilation Room
Smart Mobility - Pedestrian and Cycling Mobility
Pedestrian and Cycling Mobility

ARQ Site Development is a smart model community with a well-planned pedestrian and cycling network with associated ancillary facilities to provide a convenient and healthy method of active mobility on a daily basis.

Provision of cycling network and ancillary facilities help to encourage residents to use bikes for internal circulation within the community of the ARQ Site so as to reduce the reliance of vehicular transport. Apart from the implementation of the cycling mobility, pedestrian connectivity facilities including escalator and lift systems as well as access to the bus-bus interchange station at Tseung Kwan O Tunnel toll plaza will be provided within the ARQ development and Sau Mau Ping areas to reduce the demand for short vehicular trips to relieve the pressure on the existing road network.

Smart Mobility – Interactive Urban Mobility

ARQ Site Development will have well-developed system of providing travel information and it helps to build a smart community. When future residents move around the community of the ARQ Site, real time information gathered from different travel modes can be accessed through the use of smart apps or interactive signage at the bus stops to enhance overall transportation efficiency.

Interactive Urban Mobility