Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) recently won the bid for sites adjacent to the Guangzhou South Railway Station of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High Speed Rail. This marks another major transit-oriented integrated landmark project in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to be developed by SHKP, following the High Speed Rail West Kowloon Station project in Hong Kong. Featuring a prime location, Guangzhou is one of the core cities in the Greater Bay Area "9+2"I municipalities; and the Guangzhou South Railway Station is the country's busiest High Speed Rail station. It will be connected to four High Speed Rail lines, three intercity rail lines and four metro lines, as well as long-distance coaches, buses, and other transport means, offering convenient access to GBA cities and the rest of the country. Sitting at the two ends of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High Speed Rail, SHKP's two signature projects will benefit from their synergy, helping Hong Kong achieve quicker and more effective integration into the overall development of both the GBA and the country.
SHKP Executive Director Adam Kwok said, "SHKP has full confidence in the prospects of the GBA and is proud to participate again in developing another high-quality project in the area. As the Intercity Rail Plan of the Greater Bay AreaII gains traction, the Group will make its best efforts to transform the country's busiest High Speed Rail Station into a world-class integrated landmark for living, working and travelling in the GBA. By creating a 'Guangzhou South Railway Station New Town', we hope to attract more young people from Hong Kong and Macau to study, work, start businesses and reside in the Mainland, while promoting extensive exchanges among the young people of the three places." With the master plan concept of "commercial on the east side and transport on the west side", the project will offer office towers, a shopping mall, hotel and residential units, serviced apartments, and public transport facilities. SHKP aims to attract leading corporations to set up their GBA headquarters in this development, facilitating the transformation of the district into a hub for modern service industries and emerging industries. The project will adopt flexible and balanced strategies for leasing and sale arrangement, providing an estimated saleable floor area of about 5.3 million square feet (including office towers and residences); the remaining approximately four million square feet, comprising a shopping mall, a hotel and a portion of the office towers, will be held by SHKP over the long term. The project is scheduled for completion in phases starting in 2025. This development will also feature convenient walkways and transport interchange spaces, seamlessly linking the office towers and the mall to the Guangzhou South Railway Station to meet the needs of business professionals, residents and tourists.
SHKP has decades of experience in developing large transit-oriented integrated projects. In Hong Kong, the Victoria Harbour Gateway, comprising the International Finance Centre (ifc) and the International Commerce Centre (ICC), has become an internationally renowned business hub; and in Guangzhou, Tianhui Plaza and Parc Central are also key landmarks. With its successful experience in implementing Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) over the years, SHKP is confident to unlock the immense potential of the Guangzhou South Railway Station project and provide new impetus to the GBA, creating an excellent urban engine with station–city and industry–city integration.
I Nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province, and the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau
II The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) approved the launch of intercity rail projects in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) last year. The Intercity Rail Plan of the Greater Bay Area envisions building railways that will allow people to commute between major cities in the GBA in one hour, travel from major cities to prefectural-level cities within Guangdong Province in two hours, and travel from major cities to neighbouring provincial capitals in three hours.
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