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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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HONG KONG | Red Cross Headquarters | 11 fl | App

Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters Redevelopment Project Public Fundraising Kick-off Ceremony
Turning a new page for the Humanitarian Platform
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(Hong Kong, 8 May 2011) The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has been serving the Hong Kong community for over sixty years. For the further development of humanitarian work, the HKRC is now planning to redevelop its Headquarters building which will be re-located to the West Kowloon Reclamation area. The project is planned to complete by 2014 and the construction cost is close to HK$400 million. The redevelopment plan will also mark as the future vision of the HKRC.

In order to appeal for community support and engage the general public, the “Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters Redevelopment Project Public Fundraising Kick-off Ceremony” was held today (8 May 2011) with the announcement of a series of promotional and public fundraising programmes. The proceeds will be allocated to the redevelopment project for the setting up of a broader humanitarian platform in serving more people in need.

“It has been the dream of many generations of Red Cross people to stretch out our humanitarian platform. I wish everyone could support this meaningful project, and work together to build a broader humanitarian platform.” said Lady Wu, JP, HKRC’s Director & Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee for the project.

The existing HKRC headquarters building at Harcourt Road has been using for 45 years. In order to match Government’s land use planning, and to accommodate rapid expansion of HKRC services in recent years, the new headquarters would be re-located to Hoi Ting Road of the West Kowloon Reclamation area. The 11-storey new building will put different service units under one roof, including a blood collection centre, a first aid & health training centre, a Red Cross Youth uniformed group regional centre, a volunteer development and activities centre, an humanitarian education centre, and handling centres for overseas and local disaster relief materials, as well as a resource centre for the future Health Emergency Response Unit.

Immediately after the kick-off ceremony, the first fundraising programme – Charity Books Sale, was launched. The two sets of charity books comprise three English learning books 《品味英語》written by The Hon Sir TL Yang, GBM, JP, Chairman of HKRC, and “BO BO HO” 《煲煲好》written by Mrs Dominica Yang, Sir TL’s daughter-in-law. Both authors have so kindly designated HKRC as the beneficiary of all sales income from their newly-published books. Both of them also attended the ceremony and autographed their books for donors.

Other fundraising initiatives include the “Warmhearted Chairs” and “Tree of Humanity” donation campaigns, “Celebration with Love” Greeting Card Donation, Charity Family Carnival, etc. To learn more about these programmes, please pay close attention to the HKRC New Headquarters Redevelopment website: www.redcross.org.hk/web/newheadquarters

Introduction to Hong Kong Red Cross

Established in 1950, the HKRC is one of the most popular non-governmental organizations trusted by the Hong Kong people. Every year, the HKRC collects and processes over 210,000 units of blood, manages a force of over 20,000 volunteers to provide over 430,000 hours of volunteer service for needy people, runs three special schools and one hostel for handicapped children and youth, and 18 hospital schools for children in sick, organizes over 900 first-aid training courses for the public and its members, and deploys HK$430 million for relief assistance and reconstruction projects for disaster victims in the Mainland and overseas in 2009/2010.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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Government approves new land for Hong Kong Red Cross headquarters development
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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The Government today (July 6) announced that the Chief Executive in Council has approved the grant of a site at Hoi Ting Road in Kowloon (Kowloon Inland Lot No. 11213) for the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC), at nominal premium by way of non-in-situ land exchange, to develop its new headquarters.

The HKRC's existing headquarters site at Harcourt Road will be surrendered to the Government for the construction of a footbridge along Gloucester Road to form part of the comprehensive elevated walkway system connecting Wan Chai North and Admiralty.

The site for the HKRC's development of a new headquarters covers a footprint area of 1,940 square metres. Under the HKRC's development plan, the new headquarters will have a total gross floor area of 11,900 square metres, providing health-related services, disaster relief and welfare-related services, and youth and volunteer services, as well as special education services. It will also be equipped with common facilities including offices, meeting and conference facilities, etc.

Established in 1950, the HKRC provides services in five major areas, namely health and care services, blood transfusion, disaster relief, youth and volunteers and special education. The existing headquarters building of the HKRC has been in use since 1965. Over the past four decades, the HKRC has undergone substantial growth with significant expansion in its service scope and activities and its existing facilities have become inadequate.

A Government spokesman said, "The HKRC's new headquarters will be able to support the organisation's continuous development, to enhance operational efficiency and cater for more new functions and facilities including a new blood collection centre.

"We believe the community will benefit from the enhanced community services of the Red Cross after completion of the project."

Subject to the completion of the land exchange procedures, the HKRC expects that the project could be completed in three and a half years, with about 200 jobs to be created during construction.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #3
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Uh-oh, building under 100 m in the highrise section, hit the deck...
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Love to see a picture of the planned building.
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The ground Breaking was the 27/03 of this year , and here's a render :



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