Technical Study on Vertical Transportation in Historic Buildings

The introduction of vertical transportation into historic buildings is one of the essential and unavoidable issues that has to be tackled by the field of conservation. There are projects of adaptive reuse being completed year after year. Commissioned by the Heritage Unit of the Architectural Services Department, CPW teamed up with LWK & Partners and BSA Consultants to carry out a technical study on the provision of vertical transportation in historic buildings. The study irons out the considerations for vertical circulation, in compliance with conservation requirements as well as integrating different statutory, regulatory, and functional needs. Through comprehensive consultation exercises and detailed research, the study also aims to collect and share the qualities that bring about positive results and the innovations that successfully tackle constraints and restrictions. The final section of the study proposes a set of recommendations and guidelines summarizing the findings in the form of a report.