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Technical Seminar on Inclined Lift at Wo Tong Tsui Street

Technical Seminar:
Inclined Lift at Wo Tong Tsui Street


Date, time & venue

Date: 26 October 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: HKIE Headquarters 9/F, Island Beverley, No. 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay

Organized by

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (Hong Kong) and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Civil Division)

Programme Highlight

Tai Wo Hau Road (TWHR) and Wo Tong Tsui Street (WTTS) is surrounded by residential buildings with population of about 40,000 including about 4,000 elderly. Local residents used to take the stairway of some 120 steps for accessing up and down the hill between TWHR and WTTS. Given the close proximity of the site to the nearby residential buildings, the conventional lift system with a tall vertical lift tower connecting to an elevated walkway could have caused significant visual impact to the surroundings which would unlikely be welcomed by the locals. As such, the project team came up with the unique pedestrian-friendly access facility design – an Inclined Lift System, the first of this kind being implemented in Hong Kong by Highway Department (HyD).

The Project involved the construction of an inclined lift system (the System) of about 40m in length with two inclined lift cars connecting TWHR and WTTS, Kwai Chung. The System, consisted of inclined lifts, is the first of this kind being adopted in government projects. The System is housed inside a reinforced concrete structure with steelwork rooftop and designed to match with the profile of sloping ground, would withstand less wind load, obviating the need for piled foundation. Besides, an elevated walkway as a connection between the lift tower and the uphill area is no longer required. The low rise nature of the structure coupled with the surrounding landscaping works enable it to be integrated in harmony with the surroundings. Its aesthetic design also makes it an eye catching icon in Kwai Chung area.





Free of Charge.


Registration & Enquiries

The sharing will be conducted in English and online registration is required. Please complete online registration at The number of participants is limited to 70 and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to Members of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Deadlines for the registration is 22 October 2023.

For enquiries, please contact: Mr. Terence MAK (email: