COVID-19 Cleaning and Protection Measures

With the scale of the human cost and global economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to unfold throughout the year, Swire Properties worked hard to find ways to support our employees, tenants, customers, guests, and surrounding communities as we fought the virus.

Cleaning Robots

Swire Properties has embraced new technologies to maintain hygiene and reduce direct human contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At HKRI Taikoo Hui mall and its office towers and the ONE INDIGO office tower, the Company deployed automated robotic cleaning machines, which ran on programmed orders and cleaned within pre-programmed areas.

At Pacific Place, we deployed a cleaning robot, which enhances cleaning efficiency while simultaneously freeing up cleaning staff for other tasks. After being programmed with a cleaning map, the robot automatically starts the cleaning process. Being equipped with sensors, it avoids objects and people, and can generate a report after completion, analysing the time spent cleaning, the coverage area and cleaning efficiency.

Robust Temperature Screening Procedures

From the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, all our properties were equipped with temperature-scanning technology to measure visitors’ temperature and ensure that no one with a fever was given access. Many of our properties employed infrared monitors at the entrances of malls and office buildings, making temperature scanning more efficient and automatic.

Use of Germicidal Technology

Our properties in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland began using a germicidal technology, applying it to common building facilities, including the handrails of entrance doors, escalator handrails, lift cars, and lift buttons in the complex’s office towers. The technology involves a long-lasting antimicrobial gel that kills almost 100% of viruses and bacteria and remains effective for up to 90 days.

Cleaning Robots

Swire Properties has embraced new technologies to maintain hygiene and reduce direct human contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At HKRI Taikoo Hui mall and its office towers and the ONE INDIGO office tower, the Company deployed automated robotic cleaning machines, which ran on programmed orders and cleaned within pre-programmed areas.

At Pacific Place, we deployed a cleaning robot, which enhances cleaning efficiency while simultaneously freeing up cleaning staff for other tasks. After being programmed with a cleaning map, the robot automatically starts the cleaning process. Being equipped with sensors, it avoids objects and people, and can generate a report after completion, analysing the time spent cleaning, the coverage area and cleaning efficiency.

Robust Temperature Screening Procedures

From the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, all our properties were equipped with temperature-scanning technology to measure visitors’ temperature and ensure that no one with a fever was given access. Many of our properties employed infrared monitors at the entrances of malls and office buildings, making temperature scanning more efficient and automatic.

Use of Germicidal Technology

Our properties in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland began using a germicidal technology, applying it to common building facilities, including the handrails of entrance doors, escalator handrails, lift cars, and lift buttons in the complex’s office towers. The technology involves a long-lasting antimicrobial gel that kills almost 100% of viruses and bacteria and remains effective for up to 90 days.

Fun Farming at Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou

In April and May, Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou ran a farming programme that gave members of the mall’s Elite Club and their families hands-on, direct involvement with farming activities like sowing seeds, crop fertilisation and harvesting fruits and vegetables.

Participants ran a small plot in the mall’s open-air garden, while a professor from South China Agricultural University guided them through the steps of plant cultivation. At the end of the programme, the participants made fresh, healthy salads with their harvest under the mentorship of the head chef from a vegan-friendly restaurant.

In April and May, Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou ran a farming programme that gave members of the mall’s Elite Club and their families hands-on, direct involvement with farming activities like sowing seeds, crop fertilisation and harvesting fruits and vegetables.

Participants ran a small plot in the mall’s open-air garden, while a professor from South China Agricultural University guided them through the steps of plant cultivation. At the end of the programme, the participants made fresh, healthy salads with their harvest under the mentorship of the head chef from a vegan-friendly restaurant.

Promoting Health and Fitness in our Communities

In 2020, health and wellness concerns were top of mind for people around the world. Swire Properties emphasised these aspects through several initiatives.

“The Mag Mixer: Let’s Get Fit”

“The Mag Mixer: Let’s Get Fit” challenge was a six-week initiative that inspired forty Taikoo Place executives to train together. They visited gyms and designed wellness routines using tips from trainers, nutritionists and mindfulness coaches.
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The Underline at Brickell City Centre

Swire Properties is a founding sponsor of The Underline, the ten-mile-long linear park which will transform underutilised land below Miami’s Metrorail. In 2020 we pledged to contribute an additional US$500,000 over the next five years
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“March Month of Wellness”

At The Upper House, we ran a “March Month of Wellness” campaign for guests and staff, collaborating with various health-focused organisations to provide wellness experiences.
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“The Mag Mixer: Let’s Get Fit”

“The Mag Mixer: Let’s Get Fit” challenge was a six-week initiative that inspired forty Taikoo Place executives to train together. They visited gyms and designed wellness routines using tips from trainers, nutritionists and mindfulness coaches.

The Underline at Brickell City Centre

Swire Properties is a founding sponsor of The Underline, the ten-mile-long linear park which will transform underutilised land below Miami’s Metrorail. In 2020 we pledged to contribute an additional US$500,000 over the next five years

“March Month of Wellness”

At The Upper House, we ran a “March Month of Wellness” campaign for guests and staff, collaborating with various health-focused organisations to provide wellness experiences.

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Resilience

Throughout Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, we worked to negate the effects of the pandemic by building social cohesion, boosting community investment and raising adaptive capacity.

Vibrancy

Throughout 2020, to counter the negative effects of the pandemic, we worked to bring healing and hopeful art and cultural activities to our communities.

Livelihood

We strived to provide a source of strength for people in our communities – driving employment and, supporting NGOs and social enterprises.

Resilience

Throughout Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, we worked to negate the effects of the pandemic by building social cohesion, boosting community investment and raising adaptive capacity.

Vibrancy

Throughout 2020, to counter the negative effects of the pandemic, we worked to bring healing and hopeful art and cultural activities to our communities.

Livelihood

We strived to provide a source of strength for people in our communities – driving employment and, supporting NGOs and social enterprises.