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Atkins has been appointed as the contractor designer to provide design services for the excavation and related temporary works procedures in the construction of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Exhibition Station and Western Approach Tunnel in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Upon its completion, Exhibition Station will become the interchange station for the SCL North South Corridor and the future North Island Line, and will support the expansion of the harbour front of Wan Chai North.

Appointed by Leighton-China State Joint Venture, the major scope of Atkins’ work includes technical detailed design services for the temporary excavation & lateral support (ELS) construction. The project will involve a deep temporary excavation of an area approximately 30m in depth below ground.

TS Lam, Atkins’ project manager, said: “We’ve delivered various other challenging projects such as Hong Kong Link Road and Central Reclamation phase III with Leighton and China State, so will be transferring our previous successful experience to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to ensure this project is delivered smoothly.” 

Atkins has designed a comprehensive temporary traffic management scheme to mitigate potential impacts on the nearby community and facilitate the staged underground station structure construction. In addition, Atkins will also provide impact assessment on nearby existing buildings and utilities, conduct geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for ground movement during construction, and provide dewatering and pumping system to facilitate the excavation.

The North South Corridor of the SCL is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


For more information:

Christina Zhuang
Communications manager, Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2972 1558 / Fax: +852 2890 6343

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