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Victory as planners cut Bishop Hill hospital down to size


A large, looming hospital planned to be built on historic Bishop Hill, adjacent to the FCC, has been curtailed by the Town Planning Board.

Artist’s impression of proposed 25-storey hospital at the SKH site.
Artist’s impression of proposed 25-storey hospital at the SKH site.

In a considerable recent victory for objectors against a new 25-storey hospital proposed by the Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican church) – occupants of the site since the 1840s – the Board has now imposed an 80 metres height restriction on any newly-built structure on the northern part of the site.

Importantly, any redevelopment or demolition of existing buildings will need the Board’s approval. This means any future development proposals for Bishop Hill will be publicly available and open to public comment through the Town Planning Board.

Artist’s impression of proposed 25-storey hospital at the SKH site.

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