• The 60-year old banyan tree was protected in a tailor-made pot

  • The application of table forms accelerated building works

Commercial / Office Development

Pacific Place – Phase II


New technologies shorten construction cycle on challenging site


Phase II of Pacific Place involved the construction of an integrated complex comprising retail, hotels and offices in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts.


To minimise disruption to the surrounding area, Dragages brought in the best technology available worldwide to speed up construction time. An innovative phased approach to the multi-level excavation work allowed building work to start on completed stages, while further excavation continued concurrently.


To accelerate the building works, Dragages’ parent company, the Bouygues Group, introduced the table form system, as well as powerful tower cranes allowing for the rapid lifting of table forms. The result was a four-day-per-floor construction time, and completion of the two hotel towers’ structure within 13 months.

Client Swire Properties
Project Construction of 2 hotels, service apartments, offices, a shopping mall and car park
Conrad Hotel 61-storey
Island Shangri-La Hotel 56-storey
Year of Commencement 1988 - 1991