Cathay Pacific Headquarters

Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific's £200m plus headquarters building at Chek Lap Kok was the result of an extensive exercise undertaken with the client to establish the companies needs for the present and for the future. The resulting brief established a preferred design approach and contributed to the choice of site.


Our aims included the a significant improvement in efficiency brought about by co-location and a wholesale change in working arrangements with the introduction of open plan working across the company for the 1st time.


As we all as the office functions CX City includes crew facilities, customs and immigration to enable direct transfer to aircraft, crew and staff hotel, leisure complex training facilities workshops and stores.


The resulting hub is the true centre of operations for the airline and the view is that it brought about at least a 10% increase in efficiency and resulted in more than 25% reduction in space requirement.


We undertook a 10 year review of the building in 2007-8. It was gratifying  to find that whilst some technological improvements could be made the building continued to operate efficiently - the current facilities management are in the process of restoring the original principles of office planning and retention of views.


Tim Jeffery with LD Asia.


"BA Waterside is a Holiday Camp - this is a proper Headquarters Building" Rod Eddington on visiting CX City whilst chair of BA.