Leighton Hill Government Quarters (Blocks A & B) [1948-1999]

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:30
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
Date closed / demolished

These were built at the north end of Leighton Hill.

A resident remembers that Block A was commonly known as the 'Old Block', and Block B as the 'Middle Block'.

Blocks C & D were built a few years later.

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Jaberu wrote:

The rooms in these old government quarters had exceptionally wide doorways. I recall reading somewhere that this was deliberate as the quarters were designed for emergency use as hospital wards, and the wide doorways were intended to facilitate the movement of beds. Can anyone confirm?

I remember walking around there when they were being pulled down, I'm guessing around 1999/2000 - the strikingly unatttractive 'Leighton Hill' complex was completed 2002. The govt also sold the blocks on Wong Nai Chung Road, which presumably allowed the developer to build a lot higher on the hill itself, given they were replaced with a public garden, town hall and road