P&T GROUP HISTORY

Chartered Bank 1878
Beaconsfield Arcade 1880
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank 1883
Hong Kong Club 1887
Chartered Bank 1894

THE EARLY YEARSPioneers of Design

The origins of the P&T Group date back to 1868, with founder William Salway's arrival in Hong Kong from Australia, to establish a design practice in response to the demand for grander buildings.

1868
William Salway established the company in Hong Kong.
1880s
Beaconsfield Arcade was completed, Hong Kong’s first multi-storey shopping centre. Architect, Clement Palmer and structural engineer Arthur Turner joined the partnership.
1890s
The company name changed to Palmer & Turner, the name remaining for nearly a century.

THE FIRST HALF OF THE20TH CENTURY

1920s
The Shanghai office was opened. Saturation piling was introduced to allow buildings to rise above three storeys. The Hong Kong Shanghai Bank was completed on the famous Shanghai Bund. The Shanghai Customs Building was completed, establishing a distinctive “Shanghai Style”.
1930s
Peace Hotel and the Bank of China were completed as iconic additions on Shanghai’s Bund. Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Headquarters was completed, being the first fully air-conditioned building in Hong Kong, and the tallest structure in South East Asia, at the time. India and Malaya offices were opened. Sultan of Johor’s Palace was completed. The Shanghai and other offices were closed due to World War II.
1940s
The Hong Kong office was reopened after World War II. The iconic Jardine House was completed in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai 1923
Peace Hotel 1932, Bank of China 1935
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank 1935
Johor Bahru 1939
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THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY

THE SECOND HALF OF THE20TH CENTURY

1950s
The new Chartered Bank and Bank of China buildings were completed, continuing the firm's “Shanghai Style”. The grand Goodwood Park Hotel was completed in Singapore, reflecting a distinctive South East Asian tropical style.
1960s
The Hilton Hotel, Choi Hung Housing Estate and AIA Building were completed in a modern style, the latter two winning the Hong Kong Institute of Architects award.
1970s
The Connaught Centre (now known as Jardine House) was completed, Hong Kong's first skyscraper, tallest building in Asia at the time and heralded the revitalization of the Central District. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom was completed, the highest density campus in the world at that time. The Singapore office was opened.
1980s
The company name changed to P&T Group, the name remaining to this day. Award-winning Exchange Square in Hong Kong’s Central District was completed. The Bangkok, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta offices were opened. Jinling Hotel and Bank Negara were completed, the tallest building in China and Indonesia respectively at the time.
1990s
Hong Kong modern landmarks such as the new Standard Chartered Bank, Entertainment Building, Citic Tower and Central Tower were completed. China landmarks such as the Oriental Plaza in Beijing, Harbour Ring Plaza, Citic Square and Raffles City in Shanghai were also completed. Shanghai office was opened.

The firm achieved several ‘first’ in Asia Pacific region in the 90s including winner of the first Energy Efficient Building Award in Hong Kong, and the pioneer in the public housing using precast beam and precast façade in Singapore.

THE TURN OFTHE CENTURY

2000s
Middle East and Vietnam offices and additional China offices were opened.

The firm global employees reach 1000 in 2007.

The firm continues its legacy and achieved major design and technological achievement. Our achievement are recognised by a number of ‘first’ in South East Asia Cities including first zero carbon project in Hong Kong, first steel volumetric precast and first concrete volumetric precast in Singapore; first biaxial voided slab in Hong Kong, first zero concreting building and first mass engineered timber building in Singapore.
2010s
The desire for design innovation is the firm’s reputation since 1868 and is still enjoyed today. From the start of the millennium, P&T obtained over 260 awards in a total of 135 numbers of projects ranged from institutional, commercial to residential.

The firm obtained 6 BIM Awards in the Asia Pacific region.

The firm landmark building ‘Jardine House’ in Central, Hong Kong obtained an international award on the ‘Most influential Building in past 50 years’.

The Project ‘Skypark’ in Hong Kong obtained 11 numbers of local and international awards.

The firm celebrated the 150th Anniversary in Hong Kong Club, officiated by The Honorary Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
BIM & MiC Capability
1st Carbon Zero Project in Hong Kong
District Open Space at Po Kong Village Road, Wong Tai Sin
1st 100% Pre-cast Zero Concreting Building, Singapore
Integrated Precast Factory ICPH4, Industrial Development at Airport Road (Hougang Planning Area), Singapore
1st Precast Hollow Slab (Matrix Deck) in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
1st Mass Engineered Timber (MET) building in Singapore
Residents Committee Centre cum Function Room within Bukit Batok West-Terra, Public Housing Estate, Singapore
1st Large Scale Steel MiC Project in Singapore
BCA BIM Awards 2014 – Gold Award
Residential Halls at North Hill, NTU
BCA BIM Awards 2016 – Gold Award
High Park Residences
1st Large Scale Concrete MiC Project in Singapore
BCA BIM Awards 2016 – Gold Award
West-Terra @ Bukit Batok
1st Mass Engineered Timber (MET) multi-storey building in Singapore
Rivervale Community Club
2016 buildingSMART Hong Kong International BIM Award – Grand Award
Malvern College
1st Precast Structural Wall in Hong Kong
Subsidised Sale Housing Project at Shatin Area 36C
The Most Influential Building in past 50 years
Jardine House
SKYPARK, Hong Kong obtained 11 numbers of local and international awards
150 Anniversary Celebration Event in Hong Kong Club