Bowen Hill Apartments [????-1997] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Bowen Hill Apartments [????-1997]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 

10-12, Peak Road.

Demolition date from this page:

The last remaining principal investment asset of Paladin Ltd appears to be in serious trouble and, presumably, the publicly listed company has not enough money to continue with its redevelopment.

The asset to which TARGET is referring is Bowen Hill Apartments, situated at Number 10-12, Peak Road, Hongkong, where, according to the 1998 Annual Report of the Company, it was to be redeveloped by Paladin into a luxury complex.

The Interim Report of Paladin made mention of this ‘luxury’ property, stating: ‘The ‘re-development project is progressing according to schedule:- Demolition of the old buildings was completed in August 1997 and site formation and piling work had been fully completed by January 1999. According to the latest estimate of our architects, the whole re-development will be completed in 2000.’

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We lived here in the 60's, "Bowen Hill", which has been torn down in the meantime. The address was # 10 Peak Road. I cannot believe to have found this! The view from the flats was spectacular...the harbour and onto Kai Tak Airport and the New Territories...

Nostalgia hit me tonight and I thought I would see if I could find a picture of Bowen Hill.  We lived there from 1966-1972.  It was gone when I went back a few years ago. Our flat was in the unit on the left (in picture) on the fourth floor. It had 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room and den.  There were two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the other side of the kitchen for our amah and cookboy.  The balcony was huge.

As 4cookietime said, the view was incredible.  My bedroom looked out over the harbor and I would spend hours watching the activity.  We had a telescope on the balcony to watch planes land (sometimes over-running the runway), ships coming in, etc.  Sometimes the fog would get so bad visiblity would be limited to a couple feet.  The driveway was long which meant for a long trek to the bus stop down Peak Road.

Thanks for the memories!