Table 4 : Community Facilities - Summary of Standards

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Facility Standard Land or Floor Area Requirement Area Served
(1) Nursery Classes and Kindergartens

 

 

730 half-day and 250 full-day places for every 1 000 children in the age group of 3 ‑ under 6. Ω @   local
(2) Primary Schools

1 whole‑day classroom per 25.5 persons aged 6-11.

For a 30‑classroom school, site reservation at a minimum of 6 200m2 per school with a minimum acceptable width of 65m is required; for a 24‑classroom school, a minimum of 4 700 m2 per school with a minimum acceptable width of 55m; and for a 18‑classroom school, a minimum of 3 950m2 per school with a minimum acceptable width of 55m.

A 10% additional site reservation may be required for new development areas (refer also to para. 2.2.10).

A 30‑classroom school, operating a total of 30 whole‑day classes, requires a site of 6 200m2 for 765 persons aged 6‑11 

A 24‑classroom school, operating a total of 24 whole‑day classes, requires a site of 4 700 m2 for 612 persons aged 6‑11 

A 18‑classroom school, operating a total of 18 whole‑day classes, requires a site of 3 950m2 for 459 persons aged 6‑11 
local
(3) Secondary Schools

1 whole‑day classroom for 40 persons aged 12‑17 with site reservation at a minimum of 6 950m2 per school with a minimum acceptable width of 65m is required. A 30‑classroom school, operating 30 whole‑day classes, requires a site of
6 950m2 for 1 200 persons aged 12‑17 
district
(4)
(a) Technical Institutes
(b) Industrial Training Centres
No set standard*
No set standard*
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territorial
territorial
(5) Special Schools
No set standard*

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territorial

(6) Post‑secondary Colleges
No set standard. To be advised by the Secretary for Education on a case‑by‑case basis. Site reservation between
2 000m2 to 7 000m2 in consultation with the Secretary for Education 

 

territorial
(7) Universities
No set standard*

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territorial
(8) Hospitals
5.5 beds/1 000 persons with a distribution of beds between various types of hospitals determined on a regional basis.#
(a) Regional and district
hospitals - average of
80m2 per bed.
(b) Convalescent/infirmary
hospitals - average of
60m2 per bed.
regional
(9) Polyclinics/ Specialist Clinic
One specialist clinic/polyclinic whenever a regional or district hospital is built. Site reservation : about
4 700m2 (62m x 76m)
regional
(10) Clinics/ Health Centres
One clinic/health centre for every 100 000 persons. # Site reservation : about
2 200m2 (37m x 60m)
district
(11) Rural Clinics
No set standard.* Future needs to be determined on a district basis.

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district
(12) District Police Stations
1/200 000 - 500 000 persons.# About 4 650m2 (61m x 76m) fronting onto at least 2 main roads plus similar size married staff quarters. regional
(13) Divisional Police Stations
1/100 000 - 200 000 persons.# About 3 000m2 (50m x 60m) fronting onto at least 2 main roads. district
(14) Sub-Divisional Police Stations/ Police Posts
No set standard.* To be determined in the light of
local factors and other considerations.
Site allocation dependent on building design. local
(15) Marine Police Stations
No set standard.* To be determined in the light of
local factors and other considerations.
Site allocation dependent on building design. regional
(16) Magistracies
8 Courtrooms
1 for 660 000 persons. Site allocation about
4 200m2 (61m x 69m).
regional
(17) Correctional Facilities
Reservation to be determined on a regional basis.*

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regional
(18) Fire Stations
Provision depends on graded response time determined by fire risk category system.  Generally 1 standard divisional station is provided for 1 fire division.  Provision of standard sub‑divisional station and non‑standard station depends on local needs.
Site allocation for : 
(a) Standard divisional fire station - 2 960m2 with a minimum frontage of 47m.
(b) Standard sub-divisional fire station - 1 800m2 with a minimum frontage of 37m.
For (a) and (b), the frontage of the site will have to be widened if the run-in to the drill yard is not from the back.
(c) Non-standard fire station no set standard for site requirement.
(d) Joint divisional fire station and ambulance depot - 3 830m2 with a minimum frontage of 80m and a drill yard of 1 635m2 behind the divisional fire station building block.
(e) Joint sub-divisional fire station and ambulance depot - 2 670m2 with a minimum frontage of 70m and a drill yard of 1 225m2 behind the sub- divisional fire station building block.
 
district
local
local
district
district
(19) Ambulance Depots and Ambulance Stations
Provision depends on the requirement of accommodation for ambulances to give an emergency coverage of 10 minutes and 20 minutes in urban/new towns and rural areas respectively.  The number of ambulances required depends on the projected population distribution and the projected incidence rate of an area.
Site allocation for : 
(a) Ambulance depot - 1 160m2 with a minimum frontage of 36m.  The frontage of the site will have to be widened if the run-in to the drill yard is not from the back.
(b) Ambulance station - no set standard for site requirement.
(c) Joint divisional fire station and ambulance depot - see under Fire Stations in (18) above.
(d) Joint sub-divisional fire station and ambulance depot - see under Fire Stations in (18) above.
 
district
district
district
district
(20) Arts Venue
No set standard. To be determined on the basis of need, as assessed and advised by the Secretary for Home Affairs.

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territory-wide and community levels
(21) Libraries
One district library should be provided for each district.  There should also be a district library for every 200 000 persons. #

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district
(22) Community Halls
To be determined on the basis of need, having regard to community aspirations and other relevant considerations. 1 260m2 (32m x 39.5m) floor area and, preferably, with a minimum clearance height of 7.65m for joint-users buildings; or 2 100m2 (60m x 35m) site area for stand-alone sites in exceptional circumstances. local
(23) Child Care Centres
To be based on the estimated demand, socio-economic factors, district characteristics and the provision of other child care support services for the area.
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(24) Integrated Children and Youth Services Centres
1/12 000 persons in the 6-24 age group. The provision standard for this facility should be applied flexibly having regard to local factors. local
(25) District Elderly Community Centres
To be determined taking into account the elderly population, demographic characteristics, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(26) Neighbourhood Elderly Centres
To be determined taking into account the elderly population, demographic characteristics, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(27) Day Care Centres for the Elderly
To be determined taking into account the elderly population, demographic characteristics, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(28) Day Care Unit for the Elderly in District Elderly Community Centres 
To be determined taking into account the elderly population, demographic characteristics, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(29) Day Care Unit for the Elderly in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly 
To be determined taking into account the elderly population, demographic characteristics, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. territory wide
(30) Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory wide
(31) Integrated Family Service Centres
1/100 000 to 150 000 persons. service boundary defined by the Director of Social Welfare
(32) Early Education and Training Centre
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(33) Special Child Care Centre
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(34) Day Activity Centre
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(35) Sheltered Workshop
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. district
(36) Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(37) Hostel for Moderately Mentally Handicapped Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(38) Hostel for Severely Physically Handicapped Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(39) Care and Attention Home for Severely Disabled Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(40) Supported Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(41) Supported Hostel for Ex-Mentally Ill Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(42) Supported Hostel for Physically Handicapped Persons
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(43) Halfway House
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. territory
wide
(44) Long Stay Care Home
To be determined taking into account the service demand and the availability of suitable premises. district
(45) District Support Centre for Persons with Disabilities
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. About 500m2 floor area required. district
(46) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
To be determined taking into account the population, geographical factor, existing service provision and service demand. About 500m2 floor area required. district
(47) Study Rooms

(a) Usually one in each public major/district library.
(b) Provision in Community Centre depends on the approved schedule of accommodation.
(c) Provision in public housing estates is on a need basis (usually managed by
non-governmental organisations).
About 200m2 floor area required.
About 130m2 floor area required.
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local
local
local
(48) Post Offices
(a) In urban areas, post offices should be provided so that large concentrations of population have access to facilities within 1.2km from where they live or work.
(b) In rural areas, a distance of 3.2 km should be assumed.
(c) The provision is to be advised by the Postmaster General.
@ local
(49) Public Mortuaries
One for each of the 5 regions.

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regional
(50) Funeral Depots
1/350 000 persons. Site reservation about 0.25 ha. regional
(51) Other Community Facilities
To be determined by consultation with relevant departments/organizations.

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local, district and regional

Notes: Ω Assuming 30 children for a half-day class and 20 children for a full-day class, the number of classrooms required for every 1 000 children aged 3 to under 6 can be calculated as follows:

(730 half-day places ÷ 60 half-day places per classroom) + (250 full-day places ÷ 20 full-day places per classroom) = 26 classrooms

(Reference : Appendix 3 of the Operation Manual for Pre-primary Institutions)

  @ There is no specific site allocation required because the facility is normally provided in a composite building, the land requirement for which is included under other types of development.

  * There is no set population/land area standard for this facility.  However, in order to complete the estimate for total land requirement for community facilities in a Study Area, the relevant departments must be consulted.

  # Where the population of an individual Study Area does not coincide with the service's catchment areas, then a logical operational solution should be devised, whilst attempting to maintain the per-capita standard.

  The stipulated land requirements are for general reference only and would be subject to the consideration of the Secretary for Education and the Director of Architectural Services on individual case basis.


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