Standard Chartered Bank Building

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Standard Chartered Bank Building
Standard Chartered Bank Building.jpg
View of Standard Chartered Bank Building from Queen's Road Central. The building on the right is the HSBC Main Building
General information
Location 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong[1]
Construction started 14 March 1987
Completed 1990
Opening 1990
Owner Hang Lung Group
Roof 185 m (607 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42
Floor area 4,814 m2 (51,820 sq ft) (Retail)
23,730 m2 (255,400 sq ft) (Office)
28,544 m2 (307,250 sq ft) (total Gross Floor Area)
16 Carpark spaces
Design and construction
Architect P & T Architects & Engineers
Developer Hang Lung Group
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)

The Standard Chartered Bank Building is a skyscraper located in the Central district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 42 floors and 185 metres (607 ft) in height.[2] The building was completed in 1990.[2] It was designed by architectural firm P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd..[2] The Standard Chartered Bank Building, which stands as the 85th-tallest building in Hong Kong, is composed entirely of commercial office space.[2]

The current site was home to the 79 metre Chartered Bank Building (Hong Kong) in 1959 (also built by P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd.), and renewed on 14 March 1987.[2]


On 14 March 1987, during the time of the negotiations of the Hong Kong sovereignty, the land "owner", The Standard Chartered Bank owned the life-time (999 years, until 2854) lease agreement with the Hong Kong Government. Around this time, the bank signed an agreement with Hang Lung Group, which now owns the land and the building and were responsible for the development cost and entire construction management. As part of the agreement, Hang Lung Group are required to lease back part of the floor area to Standard Chartered Bank for a long period at a low fee.

Current occupants[edit]

Currently, the building is home to the Hang Lung Group headquarters and the headquarters of the Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), although the latter's main operation office is now located in Millennium City 1.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Standard Chartered Bank Building on Hang Lung Properties website
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Standard Chartered Bank Building". Retrieved 2008-07-15. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′48.26″N 114°9′32.55″E / 22.2800722°N 114.1590417°E / 22.2800722; 114.1590417