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), and the Lotteries Fund which is approved by the Director of Social Welfare.

During 2019, we have created a total of 8,982 jobs by awarding works contracts and consultancies. We commenced 19 new works and term contracts during the year.

Department Expenditure


In the financial year 2019-20, our department expenditure recorded an overall increase of around 7.75% [1] as comparing with the previous financial year in 2018-19. Expenditure breakdown of our department and by different programme areas [2] for the financial year 2019-20 are provided below. Details of our financial information and key performance of 2019-20 can be found in the ArchSD Controlling Officer's Report of the 2020-21 Estimates of the Government of the HKSAR, which is available online at

[1] - The actual Departmental Expenditure 2019-20 was HK$ 2,404.39 million, there was around 7.75% increase as comparing with the actual Departmental Expenditure 2018-19 of HK$ 2,231.49 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

Actual expenditure of $2,404.39 M

  • Personal salaries and allowances $1,330.34 M (55.33%)
  • Personnel related expenses $72.79 M (3.03%)
  • Departmental expenses $189.67 M (7.89%)
  • Other charges $803.70 M (33.42%)
  • Capital account $7.89 M (0.33%)

Departmental Expenditure Breakdown by Programmes

Actual expenditure of $2404.39 M

  • Monitoring and advisory services $349.26 M (14.53%)
  • Facilities upkeep $1,201.71 M (49.98%)
  • Facilities development $853.42 M (35.49%)

Key Facts of the Department

Founded on: 11 April 1986

Staff establishment: 1,987 as by 31 March 2020

Headquarters: Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Other offices:

  • APB Centre, Hunghom, Kowloon
  • Cityplaza 3, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  • Wanchai Tower, 12 Habour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Rumsey Street Carpark, 2 Rumsey Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Total office area: 35,503.47 m2

Scale of Services (2019 Calendar Year):

  • Number of subvented/ entrusted projects reviewed: 698
  • Number of facilities development projects completed: 31
  • Building floor area of properties maintained: 32,950,000 m2
  • Government spending on building projects: HK$ 13,773.7 million
  • Value of new works under development: HK$ 270.0 billion
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