Do you know where is it? Can you imagine the supermarket is inside a declared monument?
This is Wellcome Supermarket inside the old Stanley Police Station.
The Government Property Agent leased the declared monument to Dairy Farm for housing its Wellcome Supermarket.
Given that the supermarket was a fait accompli, CA undertook to engage the developer in finding a more sustainable solution as to minimize the possible damage to the building. This has been reflected in the design, signage and billboards in the supermarket.
The Old Stanley Police Station was built in 1859 and is oldest surviving police station building in the territory. During the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese Gendarmerie used the station as a local headquarters and a mortuary was built onto the building. After the war, the building reverted to its original use as police station until 1974. Since then it has been used as a sub-office of the Southern District Office, a restaurant and now a supermarket.