The area was first developed as a military camp and was fought over during the battle for Hong Kong during the Japanese invasion. After the war bungalows were built for military officers and their families. Four blocks of flats varying from eight to 12 stories were then constructed in 1962 for senior civil servants. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac and backed by Mount Nicholson they were spacious and airy with large communal gardens and great views of the harbour. They were highly desirable. The buildings were emptied around 2004 as the government wound down its housing program and have stood vacant since.
Financial Secretary John Tsang announced yesterday the site would go for sale in July