Table 11 : Parking Standards

Statement of Intent

1.
(a) Parking standards for residential developments (Section 1)

 

The overall intention of the standards is to ensure that subject to road capacity considerations, future residential developments should have sufficient parking provision to match the car ownership of residents.

(b) Parking standards for community facilities (Section 2)

 

The provision of parking for community facilities should generally be limited to operational requirements. Users of community facilities will generally be expected to use public transport or public car parks. However, for certain major GIC facilities such as cultural/recreational complexes which are of territorial significance, there may be a need to provide sufficient parking spaces commensurate with the nature of such facilities.

(c) Parking standards for commercial facilities (Section 3)

  The overall intention of the standards is to ensure that, except in special circumstances, future commercial developments should have sufficient on-site parking to match manifest operational requirements.

(d) Parking standards for industrial and business developments (Section 4)

 

The overall intention of the standards is to ensure that sufficient parking and loading/unloading spaces are provided to satisfy requirements.

In all cases, the level of provision in a development is to be decided by the Authority. The standards serve to provide a guideline on which the Authority will base the decision.

2. The parking standards have been formulated for new development areas, including comprehensive redevelopment projects. However, the Authority will need to have flexibility, within and beyond the standard ranges, to meet special circumstances, such as redevelopment in the built-up urban areas. The Authority will consider, inter alia, the following aspects of land use/transport interactions:

(a) proximity to and quality of pedestrian access linking railway stations and other major public transport interchanges;

(b) availability of public transport services in the vicinity;

(c) availability of public car parks in the locality; 

(d) projected road capacity and traffic volumes in both the immediate vicinity and the wider district; 

(e) feasibility of providing safe entry/exit points; 

(f) existence of closed road permit policies (e.g. South Lantau Island); 

(g) area and shape of specific site; and

(h) parking demand and supply condition in the vicinity. 

3. General Notes

(a) The Authority shall be the Director of Lands in respect of leases, the Building Authority in respect of building plans, and the respective District Planning Conferences in respect of planning briefs, taking advice from Transport and other relevant Departments. 

(b) The minimum provision of parking agreed by the Authority shall not normally count for the gross floor area of a proposed development; any higher provision may be counted for gross floor area. The agreed standard shall, where appropriate, be incorporated in lease conditions.

(c) For all unspecified commercial and community facilities, provision shall be as determined by the Authority in line with the Statement of Intent. Wherever feasible, provision shall be within the site.

(d) All traffic access dimensions shall be in accordance with specifications in the Buildings Ordinance and appropriate standard drawings of the Highways Department and details of design in the Transport Department's Transport Planning and Design Manual.

(e) Where different types of development (e.g. residential development, community facilities) are included on the same site, the appropriate standards should be applied cumulatively; some reduction may be permitted, however, when it is evident that demand will occur substantially at different times.

(f) In all non-residential developments, additional parking spaces for motorcycles at the rate of 5 to 10% of the total provision for private cars with respect to each type of development should be provided.  In the case of subsidised housing, the calculation shall be based on 1 motorcycle parking space per 110-250 flats excluding one person/two persons flats as well as non-residential elements. In the case of private housing, the calculation shall be based on 1 motorcycle parking space per 100-150 flats excluding non-residential elements.  As a general guideline, parking spaces for motorcycles, whether on-street or off-street, should be 1m (width) x 2.4m (length). However, in cases of site constraint, a minimum standard of 1m x 2m could be considered acceptable.

(g) Dimensions for standard parking spaces and loading/unloading bays are as follows:

[Table Summary]

Type of Parking Space

Length
(m)

Width
(m)

Minimum Headroom
(m)

Private Cars and Taxis 5 2.5 2.4
Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) 7 3.5 3.6
Medium / Heavy Goods Vehicles (MGV/HGV) 11 3.5 4.7
Container Vehicles 16 3.5 4.7
Coaches and buses 12 3.5 3.8
Light buses 8 3.0 3.3

Notes:

i) Buses mean a motor vehicle constructed or adapted for the carriage of more than 16 passengers and their personal effects.

ii) Light buses mean a motor vehicle having permitted gross vehicle weight not exceeding 4 tonnes which is constructed or adapted for use solely for the carriage of not more than 16 passengers and their personal effects, but does not include an invalid carriage, motorcycle, motor tricycle, private car and taxi.

iii) Minimum headroom means the clearance between the floor and the lowest projection from the ceiling, including any lighting units, ventilation duct, conduits or similar installations.

iv) The design of lay-bys would be subject to the satisfaction of Transport Department. 

h. Parking for persons with disabilities:

i) Sufficient number of off-street car parking spaces shall be designated as parking for persons with disabilities as below.

ii) The requirements of parking for persons with disabilities in residential developments, commercial facilities, industrial, business developments, community facilities and other developments with reference to Regulation 72 of the Building (Planning) Regulations are as follows:

Total No. of Car Parking Space
in Lot
Required No. of Accessible
Car Parking Spaces
1-50 1
51-150 2
151-250 3
251-350 4
351-450 5
Above 450 6
iii) In addition to the above requirements, where (a) the residential development is required to provide visitor parking spaces, at least one visitor car parking space shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for accessible parking space which will enable persons with disabilities to use without undue difficulties, and (b) for medical facilities, at least one of the visitor parking spaces for persons with disabilities shall be located in close proximity to Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments.

iv) Where the number of accessible parking spaces to be provided are more than the required provision as stated in para. (h)(ii) above, the additional accessible parking spaces may be used by persons without disabilities when there is no demand.

v) Accessible parking spaces shall be located on horizontal and level ground and closer to accessible entrances. For a multi-storey car park, these parking spaces shall be provided on each level in order to achieve greater access in terms of accessible entrance and convenience. If a communal car park serves different buildings, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed so that convenient access to each building is provided.

vi) The minimum width for an accessible parking space shall be 3.5m. Where there is more than one accessible parking space to be provided, the effect of the additional width can be lessened by having a shared common loading/unloading area with a width of 1.2m and the width of such parking spaces shall be not less than 2.5m. The parking spaces should be provided in covered areas as far as possible. The technical details and design on parking for drivers with disabilities are provided in Volume 6 Chapter 8 of TPDM and the Third Schedule to the Building (Planning) Regulations, Cap 123F.

vii) Signage clearly indicating the exact locations of the designated parking spaces for persons with disabilities shall be erected in a conspicuous place at the entrance of the car park and where appropriate in the development. The signage is required to be placed so as not to be obscured and can be seen from the driver’s seat.

Details of Standards

Section 1 : Parking Standards for Residential Developments

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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

1. Subsidised Housing - 

 

- Private Car :

Global Parking Standard (GPS)

1 car space per 6-9 flats

Demand Adjustment Ratio (R1)

All Subsidised Housing

0.23

Accessibility Adjustment Ratio
(R2)

Within a 500m-radius of rail station [see Note (2)]

0.85

Outside a 500m-radius of rail station [see Note (2)]

1

Parking Requirement = GPS x R1 x R2

   

-

Light Goods Vehicle:

1 LGV space per 200-600 flats

-

Medium Goods Vehicle:

No fixed standard. To utilize estate commercial centre loading/unloading bays for overnight parking in estates.

See
Notes
(1) - (3).

Provision of minimum 1 loading/unloading bay around each residential block for service vehicles.

 

2. Private Housing -

 

- Private Car: 

Global Parking Standard
(GPS)

1 car space per 6-9 flats

Demand Adjustment Ratio
(R1)

Flat Size (FS)
(m2)
(GFA)

FS≤40

0.4

40<FS≤70

0.7

70<FS≤100

2.1

100<FS≤130

5.5

130<FS≤160

7.5

FS>160

9.5

Accessibility Adjustment Ratio
(R2)

Within a 500m-radius of rail station [see Note (4)]

0.75

Outside a 500m-radius of rail station [see Note (4)]

1.00

Development Intensity Adjustment Ratio
(R3)

Domestic
Plot Ratio
(PR)

0.00<PR≤1.00

1.30

1.00<PR≤2.00

1.10

2.00<PR≤5.00

1.00

5.00<PR≤8.00

0.90

PR>8.00

0.75

Parking Requirement = GPS x R1 x R2 x R3

 

 

See
Notes
(1) &
(4) - (6).

-

Minimum of 1 loading / unloading bay for goods vehicles within the site for every 800 flats or part thereof, subject to a minimum of 1 bay for each housing block or as determined by the Authority.

-

Space should also be provided around each block for service vehicles.

 

3. Village Housing

-

Up to 1 car parking space for each standard NTEH (65m2), with 10-15% of provision for overnight goods vehicles.

-

Provision generally in communal parking area(s) within the village environ.

  -

-

Note:

All Residential Developments

(1)

Within the limits of the Global Parking Standards, Transport Department will establish district-based parking standards for each district according to the prevailing demand/supply conditions in respective districts. The district-based parking standards are subject to periodical review.

Subsidised Housing

(2)

A 15% discount should be applied to the provision of residential car parking spaces where over 50% of the site area of the development fall within a 500m radius of rail stations. The 500m-radius catchment area of a rail station should be drawn from the centre of the station irrespective of the configuration and layout of the station.

(3)

"One person/two persons" flats shall be excluded from the calculation of the overall parking provision of both car parking spaces and LGV spaces.

Private Housing

(4)

A 25% discount should be applied to the provision of residential car parking spaces where over 50% of the site area of the development fall within a 500m radius of rail stations. The 500m-radius catchment area of a rail station should be drawn from the centre of the station irrespective of the configuration and layout of the station.

(5)

The standard for the developments of flat size greater than 160m2 is a minimum requirement. Request for provision beyond the standard will be considered by Transport Department on a case-by-case basis.

(6)

Visitor car parking for private residential developments with more than 75 units per block should include 1-5 visitor spaces per block in addition to the recommendations, or as determined by the Authority. For other private residential developments, the visitor car parking provision will be advised by Transport Department on a case-by-case basis.

(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

 

Section 2 : Parking Standards for Community Facilities

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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

1.

Education

(a)

Primary
Schools

(b)

Secondary Schools and Technical Institutes

   

-

1 car parking space for every 4 to 6 classrooms.

-

1 car parking space for every 3 to 4  classrooms.

   

-

Provision covers school principal, senior teachers, itinerant specialist teachers, inspectors and visitors.

-

Punctual arrival at work is especially important for principals and senior teachers for assemblies/supervision

   

-

1 lay-by for taxis and private cars for every:

(i)

2 to 3 class-rooms in primary schools;

(ii)

3 to 5 class-rooms in secondary schools and technical institutes.

- For school buses, there should be a minimum of 3 lay-bys within the school boundary for primary schools and up to 3 lay-bys for secondary schools. However, for all schools within public housing estates, the requirement for bus lay-bys should be examined on an individual basis taking account of the catchment area and the expected traffic conditions on the roads within the estate.

 

(c)

Special Schools

-

1 car parking space for every 4 to 8 classrooms.

-

Usually combined for both primary and secondary pupils.

-

1 lay-by for taxis and private cars for every 2 to 3 classrooms.

-

A minimum of 3 lay-bys for school buses (within the site).

-

Provision is mainly to meet normal and emergency requirements of mentally and/or physically handicapped pupils.

(d)

Kindergartens

-

0-1 car parking space per 4 to 6 classrooms

-

Nil provision may be permitted for those kindergartens within general purpose buildings.

-

1 lay-by for taxis and private cars for every 5 to 8 classrooms.

-

A minimum of 2 lay-bys for school buses. (Note: The requirement may be substituted by 5 lay-bys of size 3m x 7m for mini-bus / nanny van which can provide a total number of seats equivalent to that provided by 2 large school buses.)

-

Nil provision may be permitted for those kindergartens within general purpose buildings.

(e)

Tertiary Institutions

In general, no standards should apply. To be determined by the Authority.

(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

Note:

1.

For schools and kindergartens within public housing estates, the carparking provisions, taxi and private car lay-bys and loading/unloading provisions should be subject to the requirements of Housing Authority.


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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

2.

Medical

(a)

Clinics and Polyclinics

 

 

-

1 to 1.5 car parking spaces for each consulting room.

-

Additionally, for polyclinics 3 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances.

 

 

-

Spaces are intended for operational needs and not for out-patients' parking. However, 1 to 2 spaces should be reserved for disabled persons driving their own cars.

 

 

-

1 to 2 lay-bys (9m x 3m) for ambulances to be provided under cover.

-

0 to 1 taxi/private car lay-by per consulting room to be provided under cover. 

-

1 to 2 lay-bys for MGVs/HGVs

 

 

-

Provision should be adequate to serve the special requirements of handicapped persons.

(b)

Hospitals

-

1 car parking space per 3 to 12 beds.

-

In addition, 2 to 5 spaces should be allocated for disabled visitor parking.

-

Additionally for hospitals with Accident and Emergency (A+E) departments, 8 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances and for hospitals without A+E departments, 3 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances.

-

In determining the number of car parking spaces to be provided within the range permitted, it should be noted that hospitals with A+E departments require more parking spaces than other hospitals. Spaces are normally intended for operational needs, but some spaces are recommended for visitors especially at hospitals which provide emergency services. Adequacy of public transport facilities, the availability of public parking in the vicinity, and the location of the hospitals should be taken into account in assessing the overall parking requirement and the need for visitor parking.

-

If visitor parking is provided, a number of the most conveniently located spaces should be reserved for emergency cases.

-

Disabled visitor parking spaces should be located at the most convenient places for disabled drivers visiting the out-patients departments and A+E departments.

-

1 lay-by for taxis and private cars to be provided under cover for every:

(i)

80 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

160 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals without A+E departments.

-

1 lay-by (8m x 3m) for PLBs or maxicabs for every:

(i)

200 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

400 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals without A+E departments.

-

ambulance lay-bys:

(i)

2 for hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

1 to 2 for hospitals without A+E departments.

(iii)

all lay-bys to be under cover. 

-

1-3 lay-bys for MGVs/HGVs.

-

Provision should be adequate to serve the special requirements of handicapped persons.

(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

Note:

1.

For private clinics/polyclinics within public housing estates, the car parking provisions, taxi and private car lay-bys and loading/unloading provisions should be subject to the requirements of Housing Authority.


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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

3.

Churches

-

Up to 1 car parking space for every 16 seats or equivalent.

-

The term "church" includes other places of worship such as temples and mosques.

-

In determining parking requirements within the range of standards given, account should be taken of such factors as location, size of church and proximity to public transport.

-

One to two bays (9mx3.5m) for small coaches.

 

4.

Electric Substations

 

-

66kV and above substation, one space for private car

 

-

To be provided in the open yard within each substation site.

-

One HGV/MGV space.

-

To be provided in the access corridor or open yard within each substation site.

-

33kV substation, one space for private car

-

One LGV space.

-

To be provided in the open yard within each substation site.

5.

Arts Venues

In general, no standards should apply. To be determined by the Authority.

(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

 

Section 3 : Parking Standards for Commercial Facilities

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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

1.

Retail

-

Zone 1 areas:

 

1 car space per 200-300m2 GFA.

-

Zones 2 and 3 areas:

 

For the first 2 000m2 GFA:

 

1 car space per 40-50 m2 GFA.

 

Above 2 000m2 GFA:

 

1 car space per 150-200m2 GFA.

-

Generally nil provision is permitted for small road-side retail shops which are mainly serving local residents.

-

Retail is taken to include restaurants and allied services commonly found in shopping complexes, but not retail markets apart from those integrated in location and design with the centre.

-

For retail centres within public housing developments, the requirement should be related to the findings of the pertinent Housing Department retail viability study.

-

1 loading/ unloading bay for goods vehicles for every 800 to 1 200m2 or part thereof, GFA.

-

Large comprehensive developments may be allowed to adopt the low side of the provision due to greater economy of scale.

-

Points of access should not interrupt the main shopping frontage.

-

The manoeuvring of goods vehicles should be within the curtilages of the site; generally no reversing movement into/ from a public road will be permitted.

(Refer to Statement of Intent and General Notes for Section 3 for further guidance)

General Notes for Section 3:

1.

Provision referring to gross floor area (GFA) includes part thereof the specified m2 GFA.

2.

Goods vehicle provision is divided into 65% LGV and 35% HGV but does not apply to Housing Authority development.


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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading
Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

2.

Office

-

For the first 15 000m2 GFA:

 

1 car space per 150-200m2 GFA.

-

Above 15 000m2 GFA:

 

1 car space per 200-300m2 GFA.

 

-

For office blocks with car lifts, adequate queuing spaces should be provided to avoid tailing back onto public roads.

-

Flexibility should be applied to permit a reduction of standards or nil provision for office blocks located very close to high capacity public transport systems, or for cases with severe site constraints.

-

1 loading/unloading bay for goods vehicles for every 2 000 to 3 000m2 or part thereof, GFA.

-

For sites of at least 5 000m2 net site area, 1 picking up/ setting down lay-by for taxis and private cars for every 20 000m2, or part thereof, GFA.

-

Point of access should not interrupt any main shopping frontage.

-

The manoeuvring of goods vehicles should be within the curtilages of the site; generally no reversing movement into/from a public road will be permitted.

3.

Retail Markets

-

Generally nil.

 

-

Marketing is still mainly by pedestrians from the locality, making frequent trips for small purchases. However parking provision in specific locations is not precluded.

-

1 medium/heavy goods vehicle bay per 20-30 large stalls, 1 medium/heavy goods vehicle bay per 40-60 small stalls. (Subject to a minimum provision of 2 medium/heavy goods vehicle bays.)

-

1 loading/unloading bay, same dimensions as those for a medium/heavy goods vehicle, for each refuse collection point.

-

In preparation of development plans, some lay-bys for taxis and private cars should be incorporated in the vicinity of markets.

-

The definitions of stall sizes will be according to relevant Tables in Chapter 6 of HKPSG.

-

The manoeuvring of goods vehicles should be within the curtilages of the site; generally no reversing movement into/from a public road will be permitted.

-

Dry goods are generally still delivered at irregular intervals by bicycles or small vans.

-

To facilitate loading/unloading in the bulk purchasing of retail goods.

(Refer to Statement of Intent and General Notes for Section 3 for further guidance)

Notes:

1.

The provisions relating to retail markets apply to free standing retail markets and not those built as part of retail centres. Parking and loading/unloading bay provision for markets which are integrated in location and design with the retail centres should still be determined as part of the general retail requirement (see Type 1 of this Section) and be calculated according to the overall floor space of the retail centre, including any market area.

2.

Flexibility in application of the standards is allowed in case of severe site constraints.


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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading
Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

4.

Hotels

(a)

Main Urban Areas & New Towns

   

 -

1 car space per 100 rooms.

-

In addition, for hotels with conference and banquet facilities:
0.5-1 car space per 200m2 GFA of conference and banquet facilities.

 

 

   

 -

Car parking spaces are for the use of hotel limousines and the operational needs of staff.

   

 -

Loading/ unloading bays for goods vehicles: 0.5-1 goods vehicle bay per 100 rooms.

- Lay-by for taxi and private cars :

Hotel Type

Min. No.

≤299 rooms

2

300-599 rooms

3

≥600 rooms

4


- Lay-by for single-deck tour buses:

Hotel Type

Min. No.

≤299 rooms

1

300-899 rooms

2-3

≥900 rooms

3


-

Additional provision for convention centres and banquet facilities to be determined by the Authority.

 

   

 -

Bays to be located close to the service entrance. Manoeuvring of goods vehicles should be within the curtilage of the site; generally no reversing movement into/from a public road will be permitted.

-

Layout should be such that vehicles ingress, pick-up/set down, egress with no reversing movement nor tailback into a public road. Adequate passenger waiting area to be provided adjacent to lay-by.

-

Lay-by should be such that bus ingress, egress with no tailback into a public road. Adequate passenger waiting area to be provided adjacent to lay-by.

(b)

Other areas

-

Not less than 1 single-deck tour bus parking space for every 200 guest rooms or part thereof.

-

Not less than 1 car parking space for every 10 guest rooms.

-

Additional provision for hotels with conference and banquet facilities:

2-5 car spaces per 200m2 GFA of conference and banquet facilities

-

Access to and egress from parking areas should be from a minor road within the confines of the sites.

-

Provision is subject to any Closed Road Permit policies et al.

-

Not less than 1 bay for goods vehicles for every 100 guest rooms or part thereof.

-

Additional provision for convention centres and banquet facilities to be determined by the Authority.

 

5.

Commercial Entertainment Facilities (e.g. cinemas, theatres.)

-

Range of 0 to 1 car parking space for every 20 seats or part thereof.

-

Generally no provision for cinemas in the Metropolitan Area as these are mostly in areas well served by public transport.

-

Except for cinemas, 1 loading/unloading bay for goods vehicles where practicable.

-

Not less than 1 picking up/setting down lay-by for taxis and private cars for every 400 seats or part thereof.

-

In preparation of development plans, some additional lay-bys for taxis and private cars should be incorporated in the vicinity of known cinemas, theatres and the like.

 

(Refer to Statement of Intent and General Notes for Section 3 for further guidance)

 

Section 4 : Parking Standards for Industrial and Business Developments

Section 4.1: General Industrial Use (GIU) and Business Use ["OU(B)"]

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Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Loading/Unloading
Requirements

Standards

Remarks

Standards

Remarks

General Industrial Use (GIU)

Industrial
Use (I)

-

Private car:

 

1 per  1 000-1 200m2 GFA.

See Notes
(2) - (3).

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 700-900m2 GFA, 50% of which should be for parking of goods vehicles.

-

One container vehicle loading/unloading bay with turning circle of 11.6m outer radius should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m.

See Notes
(4) - (7) & (11).

Industrial/
Office Uses
(I/O)

-

Private car:

 

1 per 600-750m2 GFA.

 

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 1 000-1 200m2 of 50% of the I/O GFA; and 1 per 2 000-3 000m2 of the remaining 50% of the I/O GFA

-

50% of all the above required goods vehicle bays shall be for parking of goods vehicles.

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 800-1 200m2 for commercial GFA solely for loading/unloading.

-

One container vehicle loading/unloading bay with turning circle of 11.6m outer radius should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m.

See Notes
(4) - (11).

Business Use
["OU(B)"] 

Industrial
Buildings (I) 

-

Private car:

 

1 per 600-750m2 GFA

 

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 1 000-1 200m2 of 50% of the GFA; and 1 per 2 000-3 000m2 of the remaining 50% of the GFA.

-

50% of all the above required goods vehicle bays shall be for parking of goods vehicles.

-

One container vehicle loading/unloading bay with turning circle of 11.6m outer radius should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m.

See Notes
(4) - (7) & (11).

Industrial/Office (I/O) Buildings

-

Private car:

 

1 per 600-750m2 GFA 

 

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 1 000-1 200m2 of 50% of the I/O GFA; and 1 per 2 000-3 000m2 of the remaining 50% of the I/O GFA.

-

50% of all the above required goods vehicle bays shall be for parking of goods vehicles.

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 800-1 200m2 for commercial GFA solely for loading/unloading.

-

One container vehicle loading/unloading bay with turning circle of 11.6m outer radius should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m.

See Notes
(4) - (11).

 

Office Buildings 

-

Private car:

 

1 per 150-200m2 GFA for the first 15 000m2 GFA;

 

1 per 200-300m2 GFA for the remaining GFA.

 

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 2 000-3 000m2 GFA.

-

For sites of at least 5 000m2 net site area, 1 picking up/setting down lay-by for taxis and private cars for every 20 000m2, or part thereof, GFA

 

Nil

 

Business Buildings

-

Private car:

 

1 per 200-300m2 GFA

 

-

1 goods vehicle bay per 800-1 200m2 GFA, 50% of which should be for parking of goods vehicles.

-

A minimum of 1 picking up/setting down lay-by for taxis and private cars shall be provided for sites of at least 5 000m2 net site area.

-

One container vehicle loading/unloading bay with turning circle of 11.6m outer radius should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m.

See Notes
(4) - (11).

 (Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)


Notes:

1.

Provision referring to gross floor area (GFA) includes part thereof of the specified m2 GFA.

2.

In preparation of planning layouts for industrial areas, provision should be made for public parking areas to cater for transit vehicles which cannot be accommodated within individual lots.

3.

The following design standards apply:

i)

For private cars: Turning circle - 7.5m outer radius. 

ii)

For goods vehicles: turning circle - 11.5m outer radius.

4.

Goods vehicle provision is divided into 65 % LGV and 35 % HGV.

5.

The space provided for loading/unloading is required to abut a goods handling platform or area which must be provided and so laid out that the goods loading/unloading from/to such platform or area may be transported within the lot to all parts of the building both horizontally and vertically.

6.

The goods handling platform or area must give access to the building in accordance with the Code of Practice for Provision of Means of Escape in Case of Fire and allied requirements made under the Buildings Ordinance. 

7.

All parking and loading/unloading bays shall be laid out in such a way to avoid the need for vehicles to reverse onto roads abutting the lot.

8.

The handling of all goods must be through designated goods entrances, goods lifts lobbies and goods lifts that are segregated from those for passengers.

9.

Points of access should not interrupt the main shopping frontage.

10.

The manoeuvring of goods vehicles should be within the curtilages of the site; generally no reversing movement into/from a public road will be permitted.

11.

The provision of container vehicle loading/unloading bay on sites with dimensions less than 45m x 40m should be considered on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the Transport Department.


Section 4.2: Special Industrial Use (SIU)

[ Simple Table Format ]

Type of Development

Parking Requirements

Private Car

Lorry

Container Vehicle

1. Industrial Estate (IE)

1 per 900m2 GFA or 1 per 450m2 site area, whichever is the greater. Of the spaces provided, 50% shall be for parking of private cars and light vans and 50% shall be for parking and loading/unloading of lorries.

One container bay should be provided for a site with dimensions not less than 45m x 40m

2. Science Park (SP)5

 

 

1 per 75m2 GFA (75% for cars; 25% for vans)

1 per 5 000m2 GFA

Nil

3. Rural Based Industrial Use (RI)

1 parking space per establishment or 1 parking space for every 900m2 GFA of the establishment, whichever is the greater, for lorry/visitor parking.

4. Other Industrial Uses with Special Requirements (SI)

 

 

As per functional needs.

(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

Notes:

1.

50% of all the above required goods vehicle bays shall be for parking of goods vehicles.

2.

Goods vehicle provision is divided into 65 % LGV and 35 % HGV.

3.

Provision referring to gross floor area (GFA) includes part thereof the specified m2 GFA.

4.

For Industrial Estates, the parking requirement is the minimum provision. The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation will assess the actual parking provision on an individual site basis. 

5.

For Science Park, parking requirement for Heavy Goods Vehicle will not apply.



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