Central Police Station f&b tenants named

Tai Kwun has named three more tenants for the Central Police Station revitalisation project – and called for more submissions from retailers.

French Creations will operate a Parisian style cafe on the ground floor of the Headquarters Block, facing the Parade Ground. The cafe will have indoor and outdoor areas of about 150 sqm and will be named Cafe Claudel, after Paul Claudel (1868-1955) the French poet, playwright and diplomat.

With a view to contributing to cultural activities at the compound, French Creations plans to host cultural events at the cafe and make regular donations, based on business sales, to local charities including those supporting underprivileged children and children education development.

New Era Worldwide will operate a bar restaurant, tentatively called BRU Beer & Bite with approximately 180 sqm of indoor and outdoor spaces, on the ground floor of the Married Sergeants’ Quarters. The building is situated near the junction of Hollywood Rd, Wyndham St and Arbuthnot Rd, an area well known for retail and commercial operations.

The operational concepts of these operations are subject to approvals of the authorities and licensing conditions.

And a police service centre will be established at the Headquarters Block of the former Central Police Station compound, becoming the first operation to serve the public at the revitalised heritage site. With approximately 100 sqm of space, the police service centre will have 24-hour access for the public from Hollywood Rd.

Meanwhile, Tai Kwun is requesting for proposals from parties interested in operating retail outlets, and in operating a restaurant, a lounge as well as catering services. Further details are available on its website.

Altogether the leisure operators will take up no more than 27 per cent of the construction floor area of 27,900 sqm, and the other floor areas will be used for cultural activities, public circulation and buildings facilities.

Tai Kwun is the trading name of The Jockey Club CPS Ltd, the not-for-profit company tasked with transforming the heritage site into a centre for heritage and art.

The Central Police Station Revitalisation Project is a partnership between the Government of the Hong Kong SAR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Tai Kwun (in Chinese: 大館 and meaning the Big Station) was the colloquial name used by police officers and the public alike to refer to the former Police Headquarters and the law enforcement complex.  The name has been adopted by The Jockey Club CPS Limited as a reminder of the historical importance of the compound.

Read Inside Retail Hong Kong’s earlier story on the project here.

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