Report No. : GEO Report No. 181

Report Title : Report on the Shek Kip Mei Landslide of 25 August 1999 (2006), 167 p.

Author : Fugro Maunsell Scott Wilson Joint Venture & Professor J.B. Burland


At about 4:30 p.m. on 25 August 1999, the cut slope (No. 11NW-B/C90) behind Blocks Nos. 36 and 38 of Shek Kip Mei Estate was noted by residents to be suffering from significant signs of distress. Housing blocks Nos. 35, 36 and 38 were temporarily evacuated in the evening of 25 August 1999 at the recommendation of the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering Department (CED), as a precautionary measure. These three housing blocks were subsequently evacuated on a permanent basis on 26 August 1999.

Immediately following the landslide incident, the GEO instigated a comprehensive investigation into the failure. The investigation was carried out by GEO's landslide investigation consultants, Fugro Maunsell Scott Wilson Joint Venture (FMSW), with additional geological input from the Hong Kong Geological Survey (HKGS).

The findings of the investigation are documented in this report.

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