The works on the western end of CKR will involve some features and sites with conservation value.
Conservation of Yau Ma Tei Police Station
The existing Yau Ma Tei Police Station (with Old Wing and New Wing built in 1923 and 1957 respectively) has been classified as a Grade II historic building. The current alignment will completely avoid the interface with the Old Wing. While the alignment will pass through the foundation of the New Wing, the New Wing can still be preserved by underpinning of the New Wing. The existing kitchen, laundry and the building structures in the carpark will be demolished in conjunction with the construction works of CKR.
As a result of the construction of CKR and the need for expanding the police station, the police station will be relocated to the new building at Yau Cheung Road . The existing site will be temporarily closed during the construction of CKR. Upon the completion of the works, the whole police station will become available for suitable long-term use. HyD is discussing with various concerned departments on the long-term use of the police station. The Hong Kong Police Force proposed to provide a police museum, a police reporting centre and activity centres for uniform groups (such as Junior Police Call) to preserve the heritage of the police station. Other possible uses include boutique hotel, community centre, cultural venues and government facilities (such as libraries and government offices) and a mixed-use . We welcome public feedback on the long-term use of the police station.
Temple Street Night Market
The alignment of CKR will pass through the Yau Ma Tei Multi-storey Car Park Building which will be demolished to facilitate the construction works. During the construction period, cantilever hoardings will be erected along the footways along the sections of Temple Street and Shanghai Street on the periphery of the building to ensure the safety of pedestrians and avoid disruption to the night market activities.