SD in Action
Taikoo Place

Evolving into a Global Business District

Once the home of Swire’s Taikoo Sugar Refinery and Taikoo Dockyard, the area spanning a large part of eastern Hong Kong Island has evolved over the years and is now increasingly being recognised as one of the Global Business Districts.
The Taikoo Place area has undergone many transformations over its long life – from a sugar refinery, to a port to an industrial area to a commercial centre, and most recently into one of Hong Kong’s bestplanned business hubs. It is now a thriving, fully integrated and sustainable community, home to over 300 multinational corporations, including many Fortune 500 companies, along with a wide range of carefully curated business and leisure amenities and large landscaped open spaces with water features. With a HKD15 billion redevelopment just completed, Taikoo Place is a successful showcase of Swire Properties’ placemaking strategy, with a wide range of tenant engagement activities centred on wellness, art and culture that make Taikoo Place a location of choice for corporates.
The SD in Action section of this report explores Taikoo Place through the lens of the five pillars of our SD 2030 Strategy, illustrating its role as one of Hong Kong’s most important places.

Portfolio Highlights

Green Buildings
Seven office buildings completed recertification for the BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (“EB”) V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme) and obtained the highest Platinum rating. Taikoo Place also received a final Gold rating under LEED v4.1 for Cities and Communities: Existing, making the complex the first project in Hong Kong to receive LEED for Communities certification.
Taikoo Place was the first business hub in Hong Kong with 5G connectivity in indoor and outdoor spaces and one of the first portfolios to attain the WiredScore certification, while Two Taikoo Place was one of the first buildings in Hong Kong to become both WiredScore and SmartScore Platinum certified.
One Taikoo Place achieved Super-Low energy performance ratings in the Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Zero-Carbon-Ready Building Certification Scheme.
The first complex in Hong Kong to conduct a comprehensive biodiversity study during a redevelopment project to evaluate the state of urban biodiversity.
The Swire Properties Placemaking Academy (“SPPA”) gives students guidance and mentorship as they organise Taikoo Place’s popular annual White Christmas Street Fair on Tong Chong Street which is at the heart of Taikoo Place.

Five Pillars