|Shui Chuen O Estate|
|Location||Sha Tin, New Territories|
|Category||Public rental housing|
|No. of blocks||18|
|No. of flats||11,123|
|Authority||Hong Kong Housing Authority|
|Shui Chuen O Estate|
|Cantonese Yale||séui chyùhn ou chyūn|
The estate comprises 18 blocks offering 11,123 public rental flats. It also includes a commercial complex with 59 shops and an indoor market. The new estate sits on a hillside is linked to the lower-lying areas by footbridges and lift towers, providing easy access to Pok Hong Estate and Sha Tin Wai station.
The estate was built in four phases concurrently. The first phase opened for population intake in 2015.
The estate was affected by the 2015 lead in drinking water scandal.
Additionally, there have been construction quality concerns. In 2016 a tenant at Shing Chuen House discovered that the floor slab under his flat's toilet was filled with powdery gravel. The material could be dug up by hand, exposing the rebar within the floor slab. The estate was built by China State Construction, which has also been embroiled in controversy over contaminated water at Kai Ching Estate.
|English name||Chinese Name||Type||Phase||Completion|
|Ching Chuen House||清泉樓||Non-standard
|Long Chuen House||朗泉樓|
|Yan Chuen House||欣泉樓|
|Hei Chuen House||喜泉樓|
|Shing Chuen House||城泉樓||2||2015|
|Ho Chuen House||河泉樓|
|Ming Chuen House||明泉樓|
|Mau Chuen House||茂泉樓||3|
|Lam Chuen House||林泉樓|
|Shou Chuen House||修泉樓|
|Chuk Chuen House||竹泉樓|
|Sung Chuen House||崇泉樓||4|
|Ling Chuen House||嶺泉樓|
|Lok Chuen House||樂泉樓||Non-standard
|Yuet Chuen House||月泉樓||2||2015|
|Ying Chuen House||映泉樓|
|Shan Chuen House||山泉樓||4|
|Tsun Chuen House||峻泉樓|
The Shui Chuen O Shopping Centre has 59 shops.
The Shui Chuen O Market is connected to the shopping centre.
In order to facilitate pedestrian movement around the steeply sloping site, the estate design includes six lift towers, nine footbridges, and ten sets of escalators. The longest footbridge is located at the main entrance of the estate at Shui Chuen Au Street. With a length of 70 metres, it is the longest footbridge in any Hong Kong public housing estate.
As of 20 September 2016 (before all residents had moved in), the estate had a population of 14,083.
It is designed to accommodate a population of 28,800.
For the 2019 District Council election, the estate fell within two constituencies. Most of the estate is now located in the newly created Shui Chuen O constituency, which is represented by Lo Tak-ming. The remainder falls within the Jat Chuen constituency, which is represented by Yau Man-chun.
For the Legislative Council elections, Shui Chuen O falls within the New Territories East constituency.
There is a bus terminus at the estate. It is served by two all-day Kowloon Motor Bus routes, several peak hour-only routes, and green minibuses.
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- "LCQ5: Public facilities and services for Shui Chuen O Estate". Legislative Council. 13 April 2016.
- Yuen, Chantal (4 October 2016). "Concerns raised over loose gravel found within concrete floor at Sha Tin public housing estate". Hong Kong Free Press.
- "Shopping Centres Newly Opened". Hong Kong Housing Authority. 9 December 2016.
- "Tenants at Shui Chuen O Estate enjoy convenient pedestrian network (with photo/video)". Hong Kong Government. 3 December 2017.
- "Demographic Information of Shui Chuen O Estate". accessinfo.hk. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- "Shui Chuen O Estate, Sha Tin, New Territories East". Housing Authority. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
- "District Council Constituency Boundaries – Sha Tin District" (PDF). 2019 District Council Ordinary Election Constituency Boundaries. Electoral Affairs Commission. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
- Media related to Shui Chuen O Estate at Wikimedia Commons