1907 Public Works Report
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Work under the Buildings Ordinance
32. General Remarks.—Water was admitted to the New Admiralty Dock on the 15th June and substantial progress was made with the removal of the cofferdam and the closing of the gaps in the quay walls. The various workshops, &c., which are of an extensive nature, were all practically completed.
Water was admitted to Messrs. Butterfield & Swire’s new Dock on the 22nd June and the erection of the various offices, workshops and stores was in a forward state.
The large blocks of godowns for the Ocean Steamship Co. on K.M.L. 88 were being roofed in at the close of the year.
The Standard Oil Company made good progress with their works on N.K.M.L. 2 at Lai Chi Kok, the various buildings comprised in the scheme being in a forward state. The storage tanks for oil in bulk were completed.
The Green Island Cement Company made further additions to their buildings on K.M.L. 40.
The Matilda and the Military Hospitals were completed and occupied, the erection of some of the quarters for the staff being still in progress at the latter at the close of the year.
The erection of a large Brewery on N.K.M.L. 3 at Lai Chi Kok was begun, the foundations being nearly ready for the superstructure.
The large sanitarium erected on I.L. 1698 at Happy Valley in connection with the French Convent was completed.
Work was begun in connection with the extension of the Dock Company's No. 1 dock at Hunghom, a work involving the removal of a great mass of earth and stone from the hill into which the dock extends.
The Kowloon Star Ferry Pier which was severely damaged during the Typhoon of the 18th September, 1906, was entirely reconstructed on a new plan, being arranged for the ferry steamers to go alongside parallel with, instead of at right angles to, the quay wall.
Messrs. Jardine, Matheson and Company’s old offices at the corner of Des Voeux Road and Pedder Street (M. L. 100) were pulled down and the foundations for a new and handsome block of offices were begun.
Among other works of less magnitude which have been commenced or completed during the year the following may be mentioned:—
Shops and houses on K.I.L. 609.
Club House for the Royal Hongkong Yacht Club.
Club House for the Victoria Recreation Club.
Workmen’s quarters on S.M.L.s 2—10, Quarry Bay, (32 bouses) in connection with Quarry Bay Dockyard.
Godowns and tenement houses on P.R.M.L. 57.
Block of 14 houses on P.R.M.L. 15.
Church in connection with the Italian Convent, Caine Road, (I.L.s 58, 148, 149 and 578).
Block of 7 houses in Glenealy (I. L. 140a).