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Plaza development update

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City Management (CM) has issued a statement today providing an update on the progress of the DB Plaza development project.

The development, which began in Q1 2017, was originally slated for completion in early 2019, however according to today’s update, the schedule has been hampered by adverse weather and will now take a few more months to complete.

The statement reads: “Adverse weather conditions in the past few months, in particular with the above normal rainfall in August and the severe hit by super typhoon Mangkhut in September, have caused unforeseen delays in the construction works around DB Plaza. The project teams are making every effort to make up for the delays and still working towards the target of obtaining Occupation Permit for the new bus terminus in Q1 2019. Meanwhile, the transport team is planning for the new bus terminus which is expected to become operational in phases from Q2 2019.”

The statement goes on to say that the new bus terminus will be larger than the previous one, with ample space for passengers to queue and separate entry and exit routes for vehicles. For passengers’ convenience and safety, pedestrian crossings and accessibility features such as dropped kerbs at each bus bay have been included in the plans. New lifts and escalators will also be installed as part of the development.

A topic of interest to many DBers, the rumours of an ice skating rink have also been confirmed this week. According to HKR, the rink will be of “an international standard” and will be located in the new shopping arcade, which will also feature a range of food and beverage outlets and “leisure choices.”

The current target date for completion of the full project is the end of 2019.

Diagram of new bus terminus layout


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