Adjacent to the Peak Tower, the Peak Depot is located at No. 102, Old Peak Road at the Peak, Hong Kong Island. The Peak Depot, which is a two-storey premise, was built in 1910. It has a history of nearly 100 years and is now classified as Grade II historic building.
In 1877, several expansion projects of Pok Fu Lam Scheme were completed. The government implemented a water supply scheme to the Peak in 1890. The main engineering work included the relocation of the water storage tank from Glenealy to the Peak to cater for residential needs. In addition, it also included the construction of a 3-inch diameter pipe for connecting the Pok Fu Lam Pumping Station and the Peak, and the laying of water pipes on the Peak itself. In 1896, it was recorded that each person residing on the Peak consumed 4 gallons of water a day. To cope with the transport of water to the Peak, the government built the Peak Depot at the Old Peak Road as an office, staff quarters as well as a store for emergency facilities. Currently, the Depot was vacant and its operations ceased.
|31||Peak Depot||No. 102 Old Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong||Grade II||Central & Western|
31 Peak Depot
*The Item No. directly quotes from the "List of Graded Historic Buildings in Hong Kong" announced by the Antiquities and Monuments Office on 1 February 2008.
#The name of the historic building is based on the nomenclature adopted by the Water Supplies Department.