Quarryside, a new community space in Quarry Bay, was officially launched in June 2023. Quarryside makes gainful use of a vacant government site and will provide a new venue for the benefit of the wider community.
Supported by the "Funding Scheme to Support the Use of Vacant Government Sites by Non-government Organisations" of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the project has transformed vacant government land into a community space that offer diverse experiences to promote a creative, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Located at Hoi Shin Lane and spanning over 3,700 sqm, Quarryside will kick off trial operations in July 2023 and gradually open to the general public. Featuring multi-functional and diverse event spaces, these include: the Dockyard Theatre – open 24 hours for public enjoyment and suitable for performances; Workshop Space artists and creators can showcase their works and conduct workshops to engage the public; Community Kitchen – built for cooking classes and tasting workshops which foster social interaction and relationships through food; Indoor Function Rooms – which can be inter-connected to create one large event space for different needs; and an open lawn and pet-friendly facilities are also available as a green leisure space for the public to visit with their pets.
Swire Properties, as the Supporting Partner of the project, provides consultancy support for the design, construction and operation of the community space. The project is a demonstration of the collective effort of the Government, NGOs and the private sector for the betterment of the community.
Quarryside is operated by St James' Settlement and sponsored by the Swire Group Charitable Trust. The Swire Trust has provided HK$15 million towards the cost of developing and operating Quarryside, with the ambition to drive positive change within the community.