Legco complex expansion to cost HK$1.2 billion

Legco president Andrew Leung has put a price tag of HK$1.17 billion on the expansion of the Legislative Council complex to accommodate an additional 20 lawmakers following Beijing’s electoral overhaul.

He said the project is expected to get underway in mid-2022 and should be finished by mid-2025. Four storeys will be added to the existing building and a 10-storey-high structure will be built in the garden.

Leung said meetings will still be held in the existing complex in the meantime, but half of the future 90 lawmakers will temporarily work in a building next to the complex.

“As a transitional arrangement, the government has rented three floors of Citic Tower for the use of Legco’s secretariat, 45 lawmakers as well as their staff members,” he said.