TaiKoo Place

TaiKoo Place

TaiKoo Place is a commercial complex in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is owned and managed by Swire Properties, and consists of 8 office towers: Devon House, Dorset House - PCCW Tower, Warwick House, Cornwall House, Somerset House, Lincoln House, Oxford House and Cambridge House. It forms the Island East development with Taikoo Shing and Cityplaza, which is also owned by Swire. The MTR Quarry Bay Station and all the office towers are linked with several air-conditioned footbridges. A new 70 storey, 308 m commercial building (currently named as One Island East) stands next to the junction of Westlands Road and Taikoo Shing Road. The current site of TaiKoo Place was previously Taikoo Sugar factory and other high-rise factory buildings, and was converted to commercial buildings since the late 1980s.

TaiKoo Place seats many advertisement and information technology firms. The PCCW Tower, the tower just next to Dorset House is where the headquarter of PCCW, a Hong Kong-based telecommunication company, seats. The local headquarter of IBM is also situated there, occupying the first 15 storeys. Ironically, more IT firms choose to have their Hong Kong base in TaiKoo Place rather than in Cyberport, which was particularly built for this purpose.

The neighbourhood of TaiKoo Place was once residential and industrial. When TaiKoo Place was built, it resulted in a transformation of the region. Many pubs and restaurants were set up around the region.

Buildings

  • Warwick House (1979)
  • Cornwall House (1988)
  • Somerset House (1988)
  • Devon House (1993)
  • Dorset House (1994)
  • PCCW Tower (1994)
  • Lincoln House (1998)
  • Oxford House (1999)
  • Cambridge House (2003)
  • One Island East (2008)

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