The Buildings Department approved 17 building plans in December – four on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and six in the New Territories. 

 

Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, three were for commercial developments, two were for factory and industrial developments, and four were for community services developments. 

 

Consent was given for works to start on 14 building projects, which will provide 66,578 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,872 units, and 30,853 sq m for non-domestic use. 

 

The department also issued 22 occupation permits – five on Hong Kong Island, 11 in Kowloon and six in the New Territories. 

 

Buildings certified for occupation have 54,184 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,048 units, and 99,240 sq m for non-domestic use. 

 

The declared cost of new buildings completed in the month was $4.3 billion.