One Island East

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One Island East
One Island East 201302.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 18 Westlands Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′09.8″N 114°12′48.1″E / 22.286056°N 114.213361°E / 22.286056; 114.213361Coordinates: 22°17′09.8″N 114°12′48.1″E / 22.286056°N 114.213361°E / 22.286056; 114.213361
Construction started 1933
Completed 1940
Cost HK$2,000,000,000[1]
Architectural 298 metres (978 ft)[2][3]
Top floor 281.2 m (923 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 69 (plus 2 level of basement)[2]
Floor area 144,426 m2 (1,554,590 sq ft)[2][3]
Lifts/elevators 59[2]
Design and construction
Architect Wong & Ouyang
Developer Swire Properties
Main contractor Gammon Construction

One Island East (Chinese: 港島東中心), is a supertall skyscraper that is located in Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.


The skyscraper is a commercial office building that rises 298.35 m (979 ft) and has 69 storeys [4] plus 2 levels of basement.[4] There is a sky lobby on the 37th and 38th floors.[4] In addition, there are 28 high-speed passenger lifts, 6 high-speed shuttle lifts between Main (G - 1/F) and Sky (37 - 38/F) Lobbies, 1 passenger lift between main lobby and basement carpark and 2 service lifts.[4]

Part of the site was previously occupied by Melbourne Industrial Building (23 floor industrial building demolished 2005) and Aik San Factory Building (22 floor industrial building demolished 2005)[5] which were acquired by the developer in 2002 and 2001 respectively.[6]


Swire Properties has its head office on the 64th floor.[7]

2008 Tropical storm Kammuri[edit]

On 7 August 2008, within two hours of the hoisting of strong wind signal No.8 due to tropical storm Kammuri, the window panes of One Island East were shattered, sending shards of glass across the street and damaging the windows of four flats at Westlands Court. There were no injuries there.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "One Island East". July 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "One Island East Centre - The Skyscraper Centre". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  3. ^ a b "One Island East". Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  4. ^ a b c d "One Island East". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  5. ^ "One Island East". Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  6. ^ [1] Milestone of Swire Properties - Year 2002, Swire Properties [flash]
  7. ^ "Contact Us." Swire Properties. Retrieved on 12 September 2011. "Address 64/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong".
  8. ^ Wong, Adele (2008-08-07). "Dozens hurt as Kammuri sweeps in and out of city". The Standard. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 

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