Hysan Place
Hysan Place logo
Hysan Place in November 2013
LocationCauseway Bay, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′47″N 114°11′01″E / 22.2798°N 114.1836°E / 22.2798; 114.1836
Address500 Hennessy Road
Opening date10 August 2012; 11 years ago (2012-08-10)
DeveloperHysan Development Company Limited
Total retail floor areaOver 710,000 sq ft (66,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors40 (17 shopping floors)
Hysan Place
Traditional Chinese希慎廣場
Simplified Chinese希慎广场
Jyutpinghei1 san6 gwong2 coeng4
Hysan Place ventricle
Hysan Place under construction in July 2010

Hysan Place (Chinese: 希慎廣場; Jyutping: hei1 san6 gwong2 coeng4, sometimes 希慎, hei¹ san²*) is a shopping centre and office building at 500 Hennessy Road, Lee Garden, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. It was developed by Hysan Development Company Limited at the former site of Hennessy Centre [yue] and was designed by international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox.[2] It was opened on 10 August 2012.[3]

The building

Hysan Place is a 40-storey retail/office building. Other facilities include a four-storey car park and retail basement, covering a total gross floor area of approximately 710,000 square feet (66,000 m2) and a site area of around 47,738 square feet (4,435.0 m2). Construction work is carried out by Gammon Construction. The contract value is HK$1.5 billion (US$193 million) and was set to complete in November 2011. Hysan Place is the first Hong Kong building that has achieved pre-certification of the highest Platinum level under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).[1]

Hysan Place comprises a 40-storey mixed-use tower that provides panoramic views. There are 15 levels of office space and some 17 floors of retail outlets, totalling 710,000 square feet. It is connected to the public transport network and is directly linked to the MTR's Causeway Bay station.[4]

The shopping centre

The development includes 42,000m2 of retail space spread over 17 levels. The retail interior was designed by Benoy using a monochrome palette and organic geometric architectural lines. Eslite book store is reported to be renting 40,000 sq ft or 3 floors of retail space at Hysan Place.[5][6]

American fashion brand Hollister California opened its first store in Hong Kong Island in a 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) space in the mall, at a monthly rent of over HK$1 million, or HK$50–60 per sq ft.[7]

Office tenants

Hysan Development Company Limited announced the first office tenant for Hysan Place as KPMG, the international accounting firm on 13 June 2011. KPMG has signed a nine-year lease for the 20th to the 25th floors of the building, taking up an area of approximately 80,000 sq. ft.[8]

The office is located on floors 20 to 38. B1 floor and underground with four double-deck lifts to 9 to 10 floor transfer lobby. But the office rents far behind the mall, initially only 40%. Existing tenants include one of the four largest accounting firms KPMG, international leather goods Gucci, McCann Erickson, Akamai and the US Recruitment Social Platform LinkedIn.

There is a small courtyard in the middle of the tallest two-storey office, named "Hysan Farmland", covering an area of about 5,000 square feet to promote a balanced culture of life. A variety of organic vegetables and herbs are planted and plans to organize workshops every year to allow business participants to experience the farming process. And the grass and green walls in the courtyard can relieve the heat island effect.

Awards and honours

See also


  1. ^ a b Gammon Construction - Hysan Place Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine Gammon Construction. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=20656 Archived 2013-07-02 at the Wayback Machine. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-20
  3. ^ Ha, Karen, "Hysan rides wave of high office, shop rents" Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback MachineThe Standard. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  4. ^ Hysan’s Landmark Causeway Bay Property ‘Hysan Place’ Tops Out Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Hysan press release. 19 September 2011.
  5. ^ (in Chinese)誠品書店闖港 洽租希慎廣場 涉3萬至4萬呎 料呎租逾40元 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Hong Kong Economic Times. 14 June 2011.
  6. ^ (in Chinese)68%巨企營商地選港冠全球 Oriental Daily. 21 July 2011.
  7. ^ Knight Frank: Shop rent growth accelerates Archived 2011-09-10 at the Wayback Machine Kinght Frank Hong Kong. 21 July 2011.
  8. ^ Hysan Development Company Announces KPMG As Its First Office Tenant At Hysan Place Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Hysan Press release. 13 June 2011.