Milestones

1946

Mr Paul Y. Tso

Mr Paul Y. Tso establishes Paul Y. Construction in Shanghai. Positioned as a cutting-edge construction firm, it quickly builds a reputation for excellence in engineering technology and meticulous Chinese workmanship. 

1949

Paul Y. Construction moves to Hong Kong

Paul Y. Construction moves to Hong Kong where its success story continues. 

1953

Paul Y. Construction establishes office in Singapore.

1955

Central Government Offices

Paul Y. Construction participates in many important government projects, including the landmark Central Government Offices, the seat of countless milestones in the history of Hong Kong.

1956

Completes construction of 610-meter Merdeka Bridge, Singapore's milestone prestressed concrete bridge. 

1962

Hilton Hong Kong

Paul Y. Engineering participates in the construction ofthe 26-storey Hilton Hong Kong, the only five-star hotel on Hong Kong Island at the time. 

1963

Shek Pik Reservoir

The Group undertakes the construction of Shek Pik Reservoir, one of the largest at the time in Hong Kong. 

1970

Paul Y. Construction initial listing in Hong Kong Exchange Stock. 

1972

Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel

Paul Y. Construction plays a key role in the building of Hong Kong’s first underwater tunnel. The 1.86 km-long Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel opened in 1972, providing an important road link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, making it possible to drive directly between the two places.  The Group proudly brought on board the latest foreign construction concepts and technology. 

1975

Mass Transit Railway Stations

Paul Y. Construction commences construction of a number of Mass Transit Railway Stations and related works. Over the next 10 years, PYE completes construction of eight stations, six tunnels, three foundations, and one depot. The project marks yet another important milestone in PYE's solid record of tunnel engineering experience.

1984

Paul Y. Construction participates in Dongjiang Water Supply to Hong Kong Project. 

1991

Changes company name to Paul Y. – ITC Construction Group Limited and becomes one of the largest contractors in Hong Kong.

1993

Central-Mid- Levels Escalator and Walkway System

The Group completes Central-Mid- Levels Escalator and Walkway System, one of the longest outdoor escalator systems in the world. The Group contributes advanced construction techniques and technology to this important benchmark of city innovation. 

1998

Ting Kau Bridge

The Group completes construction of the Ting Kau Bridge, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, proving itself a pioneering engineering firm.  

1998

Airfield Works and Super Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport

The Group participates in the building of the Airfield Works and Super Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport. The Group accomplishes the mission-impossible, completing all designated projects. 

1999

The Center

The Group completes construction of The Center. The 350m high, 68-storey building ranks the current 13th tallest office building in the world, and is one of the tallest Grade-A office buildings in Asia.  

The Group foresaw the trend of high-rise development and acquired high-rise construction expertise very early on, becoming a pioneer in skyscraper building in Hong Kong.  

As the main contractor of The Center, Paul Y. – ITC  is very proud that the building has become a focal point of Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour.

1999

Cheung Kong Center

In 1999, 37 years after Paul Y. Construction completed construction of the Hong Kong Hilton Hotel, the Group completes another construction masterpiece, the Cheung Kong Center, on the same site as the Hilton. 

2003

Cyberport

The Group undertakes construction of the office towers and Bel-Air Residences of Cyberport, a comprehensive community development project initiated by the Hong Kong Government to boost information technology in Hong Kong.  The Group receives the Construction Manager of the Year Award 2006 (Commendation) presented by CIOB, proving the ability to manage sophisticated high-tech construction projects. 

2005

Changes name to Paul Y. Engineering Group Limited.

2007

 Altira Macau

Paul Y. Engineering expands outside Hong Kong, opening offices in Macau. The construction of the Altira Macau (formerly known as Crown Macau), the tallest building on Macau’s Taipa Island, underscores PYE’s capability to build a visionary complex. The expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in every guest room and suite are a focal point of the project. The façade of this complex is covered with a curtain wall of sparkling lighting that synchronizes with the lighting of the casino podium to create a spectacular light show.

2010

Hotel Icon

Paul Y. Engineering successfully completes the iconic Hotel Icon, the teaching and research hotel of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Conceived by a team of world-class designers, the building is unique, performing multiple functions of hospitality, education and innovation. The Group perfectly realizes the designers’ vision at every level, including façade, materials, creativity and quality, demonstrating the ability to deliver on a highly creative and vibrant project.

2011

Mong Kok Stadium

Paul Y. Engineering completes revitalization of Mong Kok Stadium incorporating “greening” to make it more pleasant for users. 

2013

Tuen Mun North West Swimming Pool

Paul Y. Engineering completes Tuen Mun North West Swimming Pool. Designed in a “countryside style” incorporating environment-friendly and energy-conservation features, the complex is representative of sustainable infrastructure design. All facilities comply with guidelines for barrier-free access for the disabled.

The project wins three awards: the Asia Pacific Project Management Awards 2013 (Winner); Hong Kong Institute of Project Management Awards 2013 (Winner); and Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2012 (Commendation). All are highly respected in the industry, with the former being world class.

2015

Paul Y. – Yau Lee JV completes the project of Studio City in Macau. Studio City comprises lower ground level, four podium levels and two 38-storey hotel towers providing about 1,600 hotel rooms. With a site area of 130,789 square meters and gross floor area of 425,000 square meters, it is the largest project we have ever undertaken in Macau. The project was scheduled for completion in 31 months – a challenging target in terms of size and resources. Ultimately, it was completed ahead of schedule, in just 28 months. 

With more than 32 million working man hours in total, over 10,000 workers on site and 880 truckloads of materials delivered each day at the peak construction period, the Studio City managed to achieve a zero fatalities record.

2016

Paul Y. Engineering celebrates its 70th Anniversary 

2018

UCCHK

Paul Y. Engineering completes the project of The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. It comprises preservation of the ex-Victoria Road Detention Centre, an iconic heritage building, and construction of the Treehouse, a new modern teaching centre. As the main contractor, our Group plays a pivotal role in the transformation of the Grade 3 historic building, located on a slope amidst abundant greenery along Victoria Road on Mount Davis, into the new modern campus, setting a benchmark for local preservation projects.

The project wins multiple awards, including FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2019 (Merit Award), HKIA Annual Awards 2018/19 (Medal of the Year of Hong Kong) and (Special Architectural Award - Heritage & Adaptive Re-use), which are solid proof to our distinguished performance in heritage building conservation and revitalization.

2019

The Group's wholly-owned subsidiary "XenseTech" is set up in 2019, which is our smart construction technology arm, to further expedite our research and development of construction technologies. The vision of XenseTech is to research, develop and apply leading construction technology solutions to PYE and potential clients within the industry, and aims to drive forward productivity, efficiency and enhanced project delivery outcomes.

2020

Paul Y. Engineering completes Sai Kung Temporary Quarantine Facilities, its first completed project with Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) implementation. The project comprises the construction of 99 independent units as quarantine facilities, as well as its infrastructure, site formation and E&M works. These three blocks of three-storey facilities successfully complete within 84 days.

In this project, our site works and modules fabrication were conducted simultaneously in Hong Kong and Malaysia. We also deployed advanced technologies to facilitate the construction of MiC – the Candle-Loc Connection System. This notable connection system, exclusively licensed to Paul Y. – iMax, is designed for multi-storey buildings and enables a smooth, top-down installation of MiC units on-site. It allows speedy module installation as we installed 44 MiC units within 12 hours, boosting construction efficiency. This project, construction of three-storey quarantine facilities by fully implementing MiC, has been recognised by the Buildings Department as a “Pre-accepted MiC System”.