Taikoo Place Biodiversity Study

Completed in June 2020, our biodiversity study of the Taikoo Place redevelopment project aimed to evaluate the state of urban biodiversity after the completion of the redevelopment.

Conducted in partnership with a professor from the University of Hong Kong, the study’s objectives were to:

  • Develop a baseline of the biodiversity of the current Taikoo Place;
  • Evaluate the urban biodiversity after the completion of the Taikoo Place redevelopment project; and
  • Propose measures in the master landscape plan to further enhance urban biodiversity in the future.

The study involved an extensive literature review and a baseline survey of the biodiversity in the Taikoo Place area.

The initial results of the study revealed that:

  • The Taikoo Place redevelopment project allowed the creation of a substantial landscaped area, amounting to 35% of Taikoo Place, which is highly beneficial from an urban forestry perspective; and
  • The inclusion of large-sized native tree species has made Taikoo Place more attractive to urban biodiversity.

We plan to integrate these study results into our future planning and operations by evaluating and improving the planting schedule and landscape plan for Taikoo Square and Taikoo Garden.

Completed in June 2020, our biodiversity study of the Taikoo Place redevelopment project aimed to evaluate the state of urban biodiversity after the completion of the redevelopment.

Conducted in partnership with a professor from the University of Hong Kong, the study’s objectives were to:

  • Develop a baseline of the biodiversity of the current Taikoo Place;
  • Evaluate the urban biodiversity after the completion of the Taikoo Place redevelopment project; and
  • Propose measures in the master landscape plan to further enhance urban biodiversity in the future.

The study involved an extensive literature review and a baseline survey of the biodiversity in the Taikoo Place area.

The initial results of the study revealed that:

  • The Taikoo Place redevelopment project allowed the creation of a substantial landscaped area, amounting to 35% of Taikoo Place, which is highly beneficial from an urban forestry perspective; and
  • The inclusion of large-sized native tree species has made Taikoo Place more attractive to urban biodiversity.

We plan to integrate these study results into our future planning and operations by evaluating and improving the planting schedule and landscape plan for Taikoo Square and Taikoo Garden.

Biodiversity Preservation at Rocky Bank

Rocky Bank is a residential redevelopment project which will see six existing semi-detached houses turned into two luxury detached houses.

Occupying about one-third of the site area is a natural slope with lush vegetation. Before the commencement of the redevelopment, a biodiversity study was carried out on the site to preserve biodiversity and minimise the ecological impacts of the work.

A professor from the University of Hong Kong was appointed to conduct a baseline biodiversity study, including a plant and animal survey of the site, and a design review focusing on assessing the project’s ecological impacts.

Some study suggestions include:

  • Endeavouring to keep the site’s back slope undisturbed; and
  • Transplanting two small plant species of high biodiversity value to another location onsite that will not be disturbed by construction work.

Rocky Bank is a residential redevelopment project which will see six existing semi-detached houses turned into two luxury detached houses.

Occupying about one-third of the site area is a natural slope with lush vegetation. Before the commencement of the redevelopment, a biodiversity study was carried out on the site to preserve biodiversity and minimise the ecological impacts of the work.

A professor from the University of Hong Kong was appointed to conduct a baseline biodiversity study, including a plant and animal survey of the site, and a design review focusing on assessing the project’s ecological impacts.

Some study suggestions include:

  • Endeavouring to keep the site’s back slope undisturbed; and
  • Transplanting two small plant species of high biodiversity value to another location onsite that will not be disturbed by construction work.

Participating in Shark Week

At The Middle House, as part of International Shark Week, the hotel organised an underwater exhibition called “Honour The Fins”, inviting nine famous chefs to speak out against eating shark fin products. The event also featured a collection of sustainable swimwear engineered from reclaimed fishing nets and consumer plastics. All proceeds were dedicated to shark and ocean conservation.

At The Middle House, as part of International Shark Week, the hotel organised an underwater exhibition called “Honour The Fins”, inviting nine famous chefs to speak out against eating shark fin products. The event also featured a collection of sustainable swimwear engineered from reclaimed fishing nets and consumer plastics. All proceeds were dedicated to shark and ocean conservation.

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Profile of Environmental Impacts

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Occupant Wellbeing

We aim to operate and maintain our buildings and workspaces in a way that promotes occupant health and wellbeing.

Building/Asset Investments

We aim to obtain certification for our buildings under environmental building assessment schemes that provide benchmarks and objective standards against which we can measure performance.

Profile of Environmental Impacts

A review of our carbon emissions, carbon intensity, energy and water consumption data and trends from 2016 to 2020.