From Civil Engineer to Conservation Czar: A Singular Journey

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From Civil Engineer to Conservation Czar: A Singular Journey

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Little did Michael Moir ever envisage his career trajectory would take him from degrees in engineering at Aberdeen and Glasgow Universities to driving the biggest conservation project undertaken to date in Hong Kong - the Central Police Station Conservation and Revitalisation Project, now operating as Tai Kwun.  From its opening, Tai Kwun has proven a popular arts, culture and entertainment destination and community focal point both for local residents and overseas visitors.   In this presentation, Mike will describe the arc of the project’s realisation, from the initial vision, through public consultation, site inspections, scope of work, design, approvals processes and challenges such as the partially collapsed Block 4, to its lauded unveiling in 2018.

Tai Kwun is the icing on the cake of Mike’s stellar career that began with Ove Arup and has included senior positions with Swire Properties, PCCW Infrastructure and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, as well as consultancies with the Hong Kong Housing Authority, The Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority, and Hysan Development Company, among others.  He is in a unique position to review how far Hong Kong has travelled in preserving the city’s historical legacy for future generations to take pride in and enjoy.  


Ticket includes a three-course meal and one drink. 

Any dietary requirements must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event, otherwise there is no guarantee we can accommodate your request.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.

Member $ 570.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 690.00 HKD
Y-Network $500.00 HKD
Startup $500.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

From Civil Engineer to Conservation Czar: A Singular Journey

Thu, March 21, 2019
12:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Mike Moir, Project Director, Tai Kwun, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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