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1According to the Government , “private industrial buildings usually refer to private flatted factories, private industrial/office and godown buildings. Specialised factories such as those located in industrial estates, storage premises in container terminals and flatted factories built by the Housing Authority are not included”. What is more important, regarding the role of government in revitalisation, Hong Kong following laissez-faire principles can be viewed as at one end of the spectrum, opposite to centrally planned economy. A case study of Hong Kong could provide evidence to better understand the problem and provide implications to revitalisation of industrial space in other areas that either adopting free-market economy or in-between the two ends. What are the intended and unintended consequences of the 2010 new package of revitalisation measures?

In the decade of 2000s, cross-border development and regional integration of Hong Kong and the PRD region experienced ups and downs. Hong Kong underwent economic recession and outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in the year of 2003 and in the same year China entered WTO. The PRD region was no longer relied so heavily on Hong Kong and was on her way towards more self-contained development (R.C.K. Chan, 2011). In addition, the institutional environment in the PRD began to change with Guangdong provincial government and the Central Government emphasising more on environmental concern and labour right protection (Liao & Chan, 2011). With the loss of competitive advantage in terms of costs of production, there was a new wave of industrial upgrade in the PRD region.

Although the three-pronged approached adopted by the government since 2010 successfully provide some incentives for private sector to initiate revitalisation, its unintended negative consequences are also significant. Under policy aiming at further easing policy constraints to promote revitalisation, the profit-driven and policy-sensitive market makes private industrial buildings vehicles for speculation, which on the contrary has led to revitalisation of industrial buildings been stuck fast. Reflected by this case, even for Hong Kong adopting laissez-faire policies as an end of the spectrum, the market is still structural dependent on government intervention. Fast and sensitive market response would change the policy background instantly and lead to policy lag, even for those policies aiming at further easing institutional constraints. This paper fills into the gap of analysing recent progress in revitalisation of multi-storey private industrial buildings in Hong Kong and represents an opening statement of discussing effectiveness of revitalisation policy in terms of urban competitiveness. Besides, large brownfields in revitalisation of industrial buildings in Hong Kong is identified by this paper, which is seldom pointed out in previous studies.

Modern construction is characterized by a tendency to minimize the weight of structural members in order to reduce consumption of materials and the cost of construction and installation. In line with this, the reinforced-concrete structural members used in industrial buildings are being improved through the use of high-strength concrete and concrete with light-weight aggregates. Metal structures are being improved through the use of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys and thin-walled rolled and bent sections. Improvement of metal structures is also related to the introduction of prestressed metal structures and the construction of light-weight industrial-building systems that make use of thin sheet-covered surfaces. The columns, trusses, and girders used in the steel skeletons of one-story industrial buildings are made of rolled sections (channel beams, I-beams, and angle brackets) or sheet steel and open thin-walled and tubular bent sections. The roofs of metal-frame industrial buildings generally take the form of light decking made of sectional sheet steel or asbestos panels along steel girders.

To create adequate space for the printing machines and the ultra-modern equipment, the production hall has an area of 780 m² and was designed without annoying intermediate columns. This provides flexibility for the arrangement of the machines and fosters a creative working atmosphere. The special feature of this industrial building is its unusual and very chic design. The outer wall is made of black Sinutec panels combined with a wonderfully warm wood look, and this combination gives visitors an impressive welcome. It is found that simply relieving the regulations and the institutional constraints in revitalisation does not work.

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