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Title: Critical success factors (CSFs) for the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in Hong Kong
Authors: Tan, Y 
Shuai, C 
Wang T 
Keywords: Adaptive reuse
Critical success factor
Hong Kong
Industrial buildings
Principal component analysis
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, v. 15, no. 7, 1546, p. 1-19 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: With the economic restructuring during the 1980s and 1990s in Hong Kong, most manufacturing plants were relocated to China and many industrial buildings were left neglected or vacant. At the same time, owing to limited land supply, a shortage of affordable housing has been a problem in Hong Kong for many years. Adaptive reuse of industrial buildings may be a way of solving this problem. However, adaptive reuse is not an easy decision because there are many factors affecting adaptive reuse. Therefore, this paper examines the current situation of adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in Hong Kong and identifies a list of factors affecting the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings. Six factors are considered Critical Success Factors (CSFs). Based on a Principal Component Analysis, 33 factors are grouped into eight principal components, namely, sustainability, economics and finance, the market, changeability, location and neighborhood, culture and public interests, legal and regulatory matters, and the physical condition of the building. The identified CSFs and principal factors provide a useful reference for various stakeholders to have a clear understanding of the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in Hong Kong, especially for the government to review current policies of adaptive reuse.
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15071546
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
The following publication Tan, Y., Shuai, C., & Wang, T. (2018). Critical success factors (CSFs) for the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1546, 1-19 is available at
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