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Roles and Organisational Structure

Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) performs three core functions in relation to Government-owned and Government-funded facilities in the following programme areas:

  • Monitoring and advisory services - to provide effective professional and technical advice to the Government and quasi-government organisations and to oversee subvented, joint-venture and entrusted projects;
  • Facilities upkeep - to provide efficient and cost-effective professional and project management services for the maintenance and refurbishment of buildings and facilities; and
  • Facilities development - to provide efficient, cost-effective and timely architectural and associated professional and project management services for the design and construction of buildings and related facilities.

ArchSD Role in the Government of HKSAR

ArchSD Role in the Government of HKSAR Chief Executive of the HKSAR Secretary for Justice Chief Secretary for Administration Financial Secretary Secretary for Development Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Director of Architectural Services ArchSD Role in the Government of HKSAR

Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure Director of Architectural Services Monitoring and Advisory Committee Deputy Director of Architectural Services Integrated Management Committee/Green Building Committee Project Directors Assistant Directors Project Management Branches Architectural Branch Building Services Branch Quantity Surveying Branch Structural Engineering Branch Property Services Branch Central Management Divisions Green Manager Integrated Management Working Group Integrated Management Unit Departmental Safety & Environmental Advisory Unit Occuptional Health & Safety Representatives Working Group Construction and Demolition Material Vetting Committee Organisational Structure

Funding and Mode of Operation

Our Departmental operation is funded by the Capital Works Reserve Fund which is approved, monitored and reviewed by the Legislative Council (LegCo).

During 2014, we have created a total of 4,617 jobs by awarding works contracts and consultancies in relation to both new capital and minor works projects. We commenced 2 new capital works projects and a substantial amount of minor works projects during the year.

Departmental Expenditure

In the financial year 2014-15, we recorded an overall increase of around 4.0% [1] in departmental expenditure as comparing with the previous financial year in 2013-14. Expenditure breakdown of our department and by different programme areas [2] for the financial year 2014-15 are provided below. Details of our financial information and key performance can be found in the ArchSD Controlling Officer's Report of the 2015-16 Estimates of the Government of the HKSAR, which is available online at

[1] The Departmental Expenditure 2014-15 is HK$1,831.6 million, there was around 4.0% increase as comparing with the Departmental Expenditure 2013-14 of HK$1,760.5 million.
[2] There are three programme areas of ArchSD's services: Monitoring and advisory services, Facilities upkeep and Facilities development.

Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Subhead

Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Subhead Captial account 0.03%(HK$0.5M) Actual Expenditure of HK$ 1,831.6M Other charges 34.57%(HK$633.2M) Personal salaries and allowances 56.92% (HK$1,042.6M) Departmental expenses 7.04%(HK$128.9M) Personnel related expenses 1.44%(HK$26.4M) Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Subhead

Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Programmes

Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Programmes Monitoring and advisory services 14.95%(HK$273.8M) Actual Expenditure of HK$ 1,831.6M Facilities development 33.37% (HK$ 611.2M) Facilities upkeep 51.68%(HK$946.6M) Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Programmes

Key Facts

Founded on: 11 April 1986


Staff Establishment: 1,810

Headquarters: Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Other Offices:

  • APB Centre, Hunghom, Kowloon
  • Murray Road Multi-Storey Carpark Building, 2 Murray Road, Central, Hong Kong

Total Office Area: 25,324.8 m2

Scale of Services:

  • Number of Subvented / Entrusted Projects Reviewed: 801
  • Number of Facilities Development Projects Completed: 36
  • Building Floor Area of Properties Maintained: 31,257,113 m2
  • Expenditure on Building Projects: HK$7,276 million
  • Value of Projects under Design and Construction: HK$107 billion