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The Center, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s 5th Tallest Skyscraper featuring AET Flexible Space

Total Area

100,000 sq m

System
AET Flexible Space hybrid system Under Floor Supply and High Level Return Air

1998 New Build

Located in Hong Kong’s Central Business District and standing at 346m high offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, this 80 storey building and prominent landmark was completed in 1998 and was the first building in Hong Kong to adopt Flexible Space UfAC

The tower is set on a narrow base to add room to the plaza at street level and is notable for its colourful neon light system

Under Floor Air Conditioning enabled an additional 10 Floors of prime lettable space.  Build 10 get 1 free!

The Developer realised cost savings in materials in the region of 10% of the total construction cost.

Approximately $US 7 million was saved in curtain walling alone as a direct result of reducing the building height by 35m

7500 Fantile units were installed over 59 floors of speculative office accommodation.  The central core design maximises options available for office layout and division.

Client – Cheung Kong
Architect – Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man
Engineer – ACE


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Refurbished in 2000, the underfloor air conditioning system has allowed the historic timber beams to be retained, offering a unique contemporary office space with historical features.

Refurbishment

Endeavour House

The final project of a series of buildings commissioned by airports developer BAA Lynton and reviewed under the Egan initiative, Endeavour house is a replica of the First Point building at Gatwick airport and of the World Business Centre at Heathrow.

New Build

169 Union Street

The four storey red brick building dates back to 1905 and originally served as a Royal Mail sorting office. Underfloor air conditioning was specified to overcome restrictive height limitations common in older stock buildings.

Refurbishment

Battersea Studios

The redevelopment by Helical Barr created 52,000 sq ft speculative office space with underfloor air conditioning allowing flexibility for future division.

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