Former Aberdeen Police Station / Warehouse [1891- ]

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 21:17
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The Warehouse website gives this introduction:

Warehouse is housed in what was once Aberdeen Police Station. In 19th mid- century, the first Aberdeen Police Station was established. Due to the growing population in southern district in late 19th century, Hong Kong government determined to exploit the hummock near the seashore along Aberdeen Main Road. A new Police Station (two-storey building of red bricks) was built in 1891. It became a Marine PoliceTraining School in 1969 when a modern police station was built in Staunton Bay. After a full-scale renovation in 1995, it changed to the site of The Warehouse Teenage Club. To reflect the significant historical value of the building, The Antiquities and Monuments Office has classified Warehouse as Grade III historical building.

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Submitted by
Ho Lim-peng (not verified)
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 14:13

Aberdeen police station actually became a detective training school in 1969, not a marine police training school. There was a marine police training school in Aberdeen in the 1980s-1990s, but it was in rented accommodation in the town.

Hi there,

The location had been the Southern District HQ of Marine Police for quite a while.  One of my school mates was a Constable working there for some time in the 1980's. That was before they finally moved to the present location next to the Aberdeen Boat Club in Shum Wan.

It had been the South District HQ probably before the 1980's.  For details we might have to check against Public records.

Best Regards,


109.      Police Station Aberdeen—Commenced by Mr. SOON LOONG in October, 1890, under contract (22/90), is situated near the eastern end of the village on an elevated site having a southern aspect, has been satisfactorily completed.

110.       This building is two stories in height with a 4-foot basement and is built of brickwork with stone dressings.

111.        The accommodation provided consists of 3 rooms for a married Inspector, mess-room and barrack-room for 4 European Constables, barrack-rooms for 6 Sikh Constables, 8 Chinese Constables and 6 Water Police with lavatory and bath accommodation, 4 cells, charge room, stables, store-rooms, servants' quarters and kitchens.

112.       The site is divided into two terraces, the stables, storerooms, &c. being placed on the lower and the remaining buildings on the upper.

From Report of the Director of Public Works for 1891