Central remains Hong Kong’s financial hub, containing not only the headquarters of all the city’s leading banks, but also its financial regulatory authorities. But all cities change over time. Following completion of the Shatin Central Link Phase II and the North Island Line, the Admiralty/Tamar area adjacent to Central will become Hong Kong’s largest metro hub and a much more prominent office node. Admiralty’s emergence as a re-energised office destination is putting Central under pressure to ‘re-boot’ itself.
In the latest issue of our "Britain in Hong Kong" magazine, Andrew Ness, Senior Consultant, Strategic Market Intelligence, Colliers International (Hong Kong) Ltd., introduced how Central needs a new plan that addresses the relationship between pedestrian movement, pedestrian connectivity, vehicle penetration and the volume of through traffic.