Central Harbourfront Site 3: The New Face of Hong Kong’s Skyline

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Central Harbourfront Site 3: The New Face of Hong Kong’s Skyline

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A key site slated for redevelopment along the Central Harbourfront is due to be put up for auction in 2018. What is done with the site has the potential to change the harbourfront dramatically, and will be a key part of Hong Kong’s picture-postcard view. The government’s planning brief for the redevelopment of Site 3 offers the opportunity to maximise public benefit for citizens and visitors alike, and to become a new urban destination for the people of Hong Kong.

Our panel of experts discuss the potential of the site, the factors to be considered in the government proposal and how it could be used to better Hong Kong’s liveability and attractiveness.


About the speakers

With over 30 years of experience as an Architect, Urban Designer and Masterplanner, Simon Bee has had a hands on role in delivering some of the world’s most prestigious schemes such as the innovative Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the MediaCity masterplan for Manchester and currently two of the most significant future developments in Singapore, the new Terminal 4 and Jewel development at Changi Airport.

Simon is a significant presence in Benoy’s creative offer globally; representing ‘Design’ on the Management Board of Benoy as well as chairing the Benoy internal Design Council. He has a true understanding of creating memorable places, dealing with climatic issues and repairing damaged urban fabric to create valuable, commercial successful and diverse global destinations.

In his role as Managing Director – Global Design, Simon reinforces the company’s commitment to design success. Relocating to Asia from the London Studio 3 years ago, he brings a global outlook to the management of Benoy’s portfolio and teams and supports the deeply held philosophy of importing and exporting design across the firm’s international studios.


Nicholas Brooke holds a BSc degree and Diploma in Business Administration from University of London. He is a Chartered Surveyor, a global Past President of RICS and a Fellow of HKIS.  After working in UK and the Middle East. Nicholas came to Hong Kong in 1980 and as Deputy CEO of Swire Properties Limited was involved with the development of Taikoo Shing and Pacific Place.

Nicholas is currently Chairman of Professional Property Services Limited and is a recognized authority on land administration and planning matters.

Nicholas is Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and a member of the Commission on Strategic Development. He is an honorary member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects and American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the University College of Estate Management, UK.

He is a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Hong Kong Town Planning Board and is also a Trustee of the International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) which is responsible for the setting and policing of valuation practices and standards worldwide.

Nicholas was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in recognition of his distinguished public and community service, particularly his significant contribution, as former Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, in promoting innovation and technology development in Hong Kong.


Alnwick Chan is a veteran GP surveyor qualified in 1987. He is a Fellow Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (“HKIS”) elected in 2005. He is now in the position of Executive Director of Knight Frank Petty Ltd.

Since leaving the Lands Department in 1993, he has specialized in land lease matters and advising clients on land policy, premium, land exchange and lease modification issues. He has been involved in numerous premium negotiations and advising client on revitalization projects, private treaty grants, Certificate of Compliance and building plan approvals, etc. He often appears at Lands Tribunal, High Court and arbitration hearings giving his expert opinion on values and compensation. Alnwick has actively taken parts in many HKIS’s committees, conferences and CPD events.


Ivan Ko is currently the Chairman of RECAS Group and Chairman of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter. Ivan is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Grand China Fund, and also a Fellow Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has 25 years of real estate development and real estate finance experience in Hong Kong, China, Macau, US and UK.  Ivan was the Managing Director of SW Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited and Value Convergence Holdings Limited. Prior to that, Ivan was the Chairman & CEO of a mortgage services company he set up in JV with the International Finance Corporation (The World Bank), Deutsche Bank, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and other institutional investors.  During that period, he helped the newly set up China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in standardization of residential mortgage application and underwriting process.  Also, he was appointed by CBRC to draft the first “Real Estate Lending Guidelines for Commercial Banks” and was promulgated.  He has made significant contributions to the policy exploration of asset securitization in China. Ivan graduated with a business degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He later studied the Real Estate Development Master Degree course in University of Hong Kong.  He also attended the Real Estate Finance Program of the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and the School of Mortgage Banking of America.

Chris Law was educated at Stonyhurst College and studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. He is a founding director of the Oval Partnership Ltd, working from offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Cape Town and London. He is a director of the sustainable and smart city action research organization INTEGER Intelligent and Green Ltd. Over the years Chris has received numerous accolades including Architect of the Year Award in Hong Kong.  His projects have received awards from institutions around the world including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. Chris is member of a number of public committees in Hong Kong including the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Energy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government and the Development Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District. He is Chairman of the heritage conservation and community participatory Viva Blue House Project and Chairman of the Community Development Committee of the St James' Settlement. Chris Law was the chief curator and architect of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012, and the chief curator and founder of the public space action research organization Very Hong Kong.  The Innhouse ecotourism project received the Royal Institute of British Architects Award. The Star Street Revitalisation Project was awarded the Grand Award by the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. The Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li project in Chengdu received the Global Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute, and Best Commercial Project Award from the World Festival of Architecture. Chris Law was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects for his contribution to Architecture.  Chris Law is a Justice of the Peace of the Hong Kong SAR.

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Central Harbourfront Site 3: The New Face of Hong Kong’s Skyline

Wed, January 17, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Simon Bee, Managing Director – Global Design, Benoy


Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission


Alnwick Chan, Executive Director, Knight Frank Petty Ltd.


Ivan Ko, Chairman, RECAS Group and Chairman, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong


Christopher Law, Founding Director, The Oval Partnership



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