Incorporation of the Old Parliament House

 

The Old Parliament House building, located in the vicinity of Empress Place, is currently being converted into a multi-disciplinary arts and heritage centre. To manage the building and arts centre, a company limited by guarantee, The Old Parliament House Limited, has been set up.

 

Chairman of National Arts Council (NAC), Mr Liu Thai Ker has appointed a Board of Directors to oversee the centre’s management. Chairing the board is Mr Edmund Cheng Wai Wing, Deputy Chairman of NAC, also Deputy Chairman of Wing Tai Holdings Ltd, for a 2-year term from 11 December 2002 to 31 December 2004. Nine other members are appointed to the board for a 2-year term. Details of the members of The Old Parliament House Limited Board of Directors are in Annex 1.

 

The board will advise on the planning and operation of The Old Parliament House Limited, including programming policies, marketing strategies, sponsorship plans and management of arts facilities and commercial space of the building. They will also contribute inputs to the long-term master planning of the Empress Place precinct in the development of the area into an arts and cultural hub.

 

Renovation work for the arts centre is scheduled for completion in October 2003. The centre will host music, theatre and dance performances, visual art exhibitions, art films, recitals and seminars. There will also be a range of food and retail outlets and heritage displays to showcase our constitutional history. Details of the facilities to be available at the arts centre can be found in Annex 2.

 

Annexes

  • Annex 1 – The Old Parliament House Limited - Board of Directors
  • Annex 2 – The Old Parliament House Limited - Arts Facilities