Admiralty / Wan Chaiclose

Considerations for Underground Space Development in other SUAs - Southorn Playground

At present, Southorn Playground is a major sports and recreational focal point in Wan Chai, providing facilities for football and basketball activities as well as sitting-out areas, and its usage is extremely high. While the development of underground space underneath Southorn Playground could provide additional community facilities for leisure and recreational uses to meet district demands, public concerns on closure of the playground area and disturbance to its daily operation during construction stage were received in PE1. It is suggested revisiting the proposal in the longer term when an alternative site becomes available for the temporary re-provisioning of the sports and recreational facilities during the construction period. We recommend that the development scheme would not be considered at this stage.