Margate design team stuck in Hong Kong following Typhoon Mangkhut

The typhoon has meant flights grounded from Hong Kong Image via Breaking Disaster/Youtube

Members of a Margate museum design company are experiencing Typhoon Mangkhut  in Hong Kong first-hand.

The team from HKD arrived in Hong Kong days before the typhoon, which has killed dozens of people, hit the former British colony.

HKD, which is based at Marine Studios on Margate seafront, has worked extensively in China and Hong Kong. They have been visiting the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Financial Museum and the Hong Kong Space Museum, two recently completed projects.

HKD’s return to the UK has been delayed, as flights from Hong Kong are grounded, but they should be back this week.

Typhoon Mangkhut’s winds reached some 106 miles per hour as the storm moved westward into China’s Guangdong Province.

The HKD team will share the work done in Hong Kong at First Friday at Marine Studios on Friday, October 5. The regular event was established in 2009, when HKD moved their studio from Hackney to Margate.

To see pictures from the team as they experience the typhoon, follow @houghtonknealedesign on Instagram.

Report Dan Thompson