Hong Kong Engineering

HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong

General Information

Official Name: Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters
Name of Complex: HSBC Main Building 
Structure Type: Building
Status: Completed
Country: China
City: Hong Kong
Street Address & Map: 1 Queens Road, Central
Height: To Top: 178.8m
  Architectural: 178.8m
Tower GFA: 99,171 m^2
Floors Above Ground: 43
Floors Below Ground: 4
No. of Elevators: 28
Building Function: Office
Structural Material: Steel
Beginnng of Construction: 1983
Completion: Nov 18, 1985


Design and Construction

Developer: HSBC
Architect: Foster Associates
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
  Cleveland Bridg
MEP Engineer: J. Roger Preston
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
WT Partnership
Project Manager: Sun Chung Building Management
Contractors: Wimpey International


Construction Information

Steel Tonnage: 30,000 tonnes
Steel Materials Specifications:  
Steel Materials Suppliers: Scott Lithgow Shipbuilders
  Buildtrade 標建 - Steel Sheeting
Steelwork Designers:  
Steelwork Fabricators: Scott Lithgow Shipbuilders
Steelwork Subcontractors:  
Aluminium Tonnage: 4,500 tonnes


Internet Resources

Official Website: http://www.shkp-icc.com/website/Main.do
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC_Building_(Hong_Kong)
Arup: https://www.arup.com/projects/hsbc-headquarters-1-queens-road-central?query=hsbc
CTBUH: http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/hong-kong-and-shanghai-bank/2408
CTBUH Techincal Papers:  
An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems http://global.ctbuh.org/resources/papers/download/3079-an-overview-of-structural-aesthetic-developments-in-tall-buildings-using-exterior-bracing-diagrid-systems.pdf
Video Clips:  
Tour of the HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdaWXfT5ckY
Hongkong Shangai Bank HQ, Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtd7RsW0QdI
HSBC Exhibition Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwpGFa8alsE
HSBC Structure Analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCZFxE07iZs

About Us

CNERCEstablishment of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was approved by the State Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China on 12th October 2015.

Contact Information

Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Phase 8,
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone: (852) 3400-8451

Email: cnerc.steel@polyu.edu.hk