Wan Chai Sports Complex
Exhibition Centre Station, set to open in 2021 as part of the Shatin to Central Link, will be built on the site of Wan Chai’s former swimming pool, sports centre, and a bus terminus. These facilities had to be rebuilt elsewhere before construction of the station could begin.
Located just south of the station site, the new Wan Chai Swimming Pool was handed over to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and opened to the public in 2015. Like its predecessor, it is only open to training groups. The 50-metre swimming pool was accommodated within this highly-constrained site by stacking the pool deck, spectator area, changing rooms, and plant rooms on different levels.
The Harbour Road Sports Centre is the second phase of the complex. It houses squash courts, dance rooms, flexible activity rooms, and a main arena. The sports centre opened in 2017, allowing the old swimming pool and gymnasium to be demolished to make way for the new Exhibition Centre Station.