Professional advice in the client’s best interest
"To renovate or redevelop?” was the first and most important question that we had to provide an answer for the client who bought an old low rise residence. According to preliminary information, renovation was a safe recommendation that most professionals would likely put forward. We studied the lease documents, outline zoning plan, layout plans, Buildings Ordinance and all related documents, and with full confidence, we advised the client to redevelop the property of 4,500 sq. ft. GFA to build a new house of 9,700 sq. ft. GFA. The client gladly accepted our advice.
Thinking out of the box to solve legacy issues
A lot of problems needed to be tackled for this redevelopment. We added an internal sprinkler system to meet Fire Service requirements, as the access road was not wide enough for fire engines to use. To deal with the lack of public sewers, we added a sewage treatment plant in our design plan. The legacy issue of uncertain boundaries of the plot was most controversial and had once halted site formation work. After a detailed study of the site boundaries information, we persistently approached the government departments concerned to correct the issue, and eventually had the plot boundaries officially set by the authority and proceeded with the redevelopment plan.