Note: The development project boundary, alignment and station location of railway and major roads projects under-planning as shown are indicative only. The exact boundary, alignment and station location are subject to further review. For cross-boundary railway projects, the associated alignment and station location are subject to further discussion with Mainland authorities.
San Tin Technopole (including the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Loop)
Located at the heart of the Northern Metropolis and in close proximity to Shenzhen's innovation and technology (I&T) zone in Huangang and Futian, San Tin Technopole will become a hub for clustered I&T development that creates synergy with Shenzhen I&T Zone. Besides, it will contribute to the development of the South-North dual engine (finance - I&T) for Hong Kong, and become a new community for quality, healthy and green living.
The Planning Department and the Civil Engineering and Development Department jointly commissioned a study in October 2021 to formulate a Recommended Outline Development Plan proposing land uses for the area outside the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HSITP) in the Loop.
The Government has commenced a consultancy study on the development plan for the new land for I&T use in the San Tin area with a view to recommending specific I&T industries/areas and their positioning in the I&T ecological chain (i.e. upstream (research and development), midstream (prototype, application) or downstream (manufacturing processes) for development at different land parcels, the required infrastructure and supporting facilities, etc.
The HSITP in the Loop is under construction and the first three buildings will be gradually completed from end-2024 onwards.
I&T Park (located mostly to the north of San Tin Highway/Fanling Highway)
Together with the HSITP at the Loop, San Tin Technopole has a total development area of over 600 ha, half (300 ha) of it will be I&T land. The I&T land are capable of accommodating about 7 million square metres of gross floor area, equivalent to 17 Science Parks, and comparable to the size of the 300 ha I&T zone in Shenzhen on the other side of the Shenzhen River.
This showcases the determination of the Government to promote I&T, as well as to develop the Northern Metropolis into a “new international I&T city”.
We have designed connected land parcels of different sizes, including some sizable ones, to provide flexibility so as to cater for I&T facilities of different scales. We are also prepared to provide maximum flexibility under the land use zones for I&T land.
Site formation for the first batch of I&T land will commence in end 2024 with formed sites coming on stream in 2026 the earliest.
The I&T Park will be served by two major cross-boundary rail links, namely the proposed Northern Link (NOL) Spur Line passing through San Tin Technopole and the HSITP at the Loop connecting to the new Huanggang Port, and the existing Lok Ma Chau Spur Line with Lok Ma Chau Station.
San Tin Town Centre (located to the south of San Tin Highway/Fanling Highway)
Will supply about 50 000 public and private housing units (with 7:3 split adopted for planning purpose, actual ratio will be reviewed upon implementation), mostly within 500m walking distance from the San Tin Station.
The area is planned as a self-sufficient, integrated neighbourhood with comprehensive public and community facilities including an iconic recreational and cultural complex, government, institution and community facilities. It can also provide support for the needs of the I&T Park.
Built around the proposed San Tin Station of the NOL Main Line, San Tin Town Centre is the intersection of the NOL Main Line and Spur Line. There are four major roads connecting with the surrounding areas (viz. San Tin Highway, Fanling Highway, San Sham Road and the proposed Northern Metropolis Highway).
Ngau Tam Mei
Ngau Tam Mei is located to the south of San Tin Technopole. A study has commenced to examine housing development and other land uses, and is targeted to announce the development proposal in 2024.