In 2013, the Development Bureau launched Batch IV of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme). The three designated historic buildings are No. 12 School Street in Tai Hang, the Old Dairy
Farm Senior Staff Quarters in Pok Fu Lam and the Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre in Sheung Shui. Construction works of the three projects have all been completed this year and after the internal fitting works are finished, will be opened to the public in phases starting later this year.
No. 12 School Street in Tai Hang, a Grade 3 historic building, is being revitalised into the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Heritage Centre by Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association. The ground floor of the building will be transformed into an exhibition hall to showcase the unique tradition, history and craftsmanship of the Tai Hang Fire Dragon. The first and second floors will house two Tai Hang fire dragon-themed restaurants to promote Hakka culinary culture. The second floor will also serve as a venue for workshops to promote traditional Hakka culture. The centre is scheduled for opening by December this year.
Located at No. 141 Pok Fu Lam Road, the Old Dairy Farm Senior Staff Quarters is a Grade 1 historic building being revitalised into The Pokfulam Farm by Caritas - Hong Kong. The Main Building will exhibit the history of the Old Dairy Farm and feature the history and cultural characteristics of Pok Fu Lam Village and the surrounding area. After evitalisation, a new annex block will house bakery and dairy workshops as well as a catering area. A new amphitheatre will offer space for outdoor activities. The farm is targeted to open in January 2022.
The Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre (LHTWC), located at No. 38 Kwu Tung Road in Sheung Shui, is a Grade 2 historic building. The Sik Sik Yuen is revitalising it into the Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre Eco-Learn Institute. The centre will organise community educational programmes to promote awareness of ecological conservation and sustainable evelopment. In addition to ecology exhibition areas housed in the Main Block, the Bungalow will display the architectural features and revitalisation process of the LHTWC together with its related stories. The outdoor area will be an agriculture microcosm featuring an eco-pond, a Chinese medical herb garden and an organic farm. The plan is to open the centre in the coming November.