Enhanced Use of Underground Space in Hong Kong
Speaker:Mr. Mark Wallace
Director of Arup Hong Kong
Date & Time:30 Mar 2012 (Friday) 15:00 - 16:00
Organized by:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


A one year study was completed in April 2011 by Arup for CEDD GEO Planning Division to review and identify possible government facilities that could be relocated into underground cavern facilities. The study reviewed overseas cases as well as reviewing the current underground cavern developments in Hong Kong. It also identified various possible underground cavern schemes and potential strategic cavern areas that could also be developed. This talk will outline some of the general findings from the study and how a future strategy to continue underground development could be further considered in the city.


Mark Wallace is an Engineering Geologist and has more than 23 years of experience in understanding and solving engineering geology and ground related problems in Civil Engineering. He was the Project Manager for the Enhanced Use of Underground Space and has been in Hong Kong for more than 16 years. He has worked on numerous HK projects from Tuen Mun Highway, Route 3, Butterfly Valley Primary Service Reservoir Tunnels and Shafts, HK West Drainage Tunnel as well as various MTR projects such as Quarry Bay Extension, Tiu Keng Leng Station, West Island Line, Express Rail Link, SCL, Kwun Tong Line Extension. He has also managed and led various designs on Natural Terrain Hazards as well as Foundations assessments for high rise structures in HK, South Korea and the Philippines.

He is currently involved in the cavern related parts of the Land Supply Study undergoing Public Engagement and is also the Project Manager looking at identifying and considering possible New Quarry Sites in Hong Kong.