Analyses | Land, housing and infrastructure | 2017-06-28 | HKET

The need and challenges of putting industrial buildings to better uses

There are fire safety concerns when mixing industrial and non-industrial uses within the same industrial building. To utilise industrial buildings while safeguarding against potential dangers, confining respective uses to different buildings could help.  Although the Government’s industrial building revitalisation policy could separate the two uses, a side-effect is higher rents, which drive out tenants with weaker affordability. While insisting on safety, how can we secure a place for different industrial uses?

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