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Farrell scoops Hong Kong police club job

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Terry Farrell has been appointed to design a new recreational club for emergency services workers in Hong Kong

The studio’s Asia arm, TFP Farrells has been selected for the regeneration project which is part of a multi-billion dollar transport upgrade in Causeway Bay.

The new building will feature an outdoor pool, sports hall, gymnasium, indoor bowling lawn, golf simulators, squash courts and tennis courts on the roof.

Restaurants, cafés, bars and a major banqueting and conference facility overlooking the harbour will also be included.

It will replace an existing three-storey club which is being demolished to allow construction of the new Shatin to Central rail link which will connect Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

The new club – which will mostly be used by the police – must feature flood gates and ventilation structures for the tunnel below.

It must also comply with an ‘onerous’ height restriction matching the previous building while occupying a ‘significantly reduced’ site.

TFP Farrells director Stefan Krummeck said: ‘Designing this new club in Hong Kong was an exciting challenge for our team, the site being so tightly hemmed in by transport infrastructure and height restrictions.’

He continued: ‘The new building provides an experience which is wholly focused on the site’s greatest strengths: its waterside location and the spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon skyline.’

Some existing mature trees will also feature in a secluded courtyard to the rear of the building.

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