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Specialist conservation architect Purcell Miller Tritton establishes its first overseas office in Hong Kong

     Purcell Miller Tritton today (May 24) celebrated the opening of the firm's first office outside western Europe, its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

     In setting up its Hong Kong office, Purcell Miller Tritton aims to provide architecture, interior design and masterplanning services to Asia-Pacific based clients in 10 areas including cultural, education, hospitality, healthcare, places of worship, public, regeneration, residential, transportation and workplaces. Other than providing a full service and sector specialisations to clients in Asia Pacific that will complement its UK-based offices' services to clients in Europe, the Hong Kong office will also draw on the company's UK experiences and staff to create bespoke teams for each project.

     One of the partners of Purcell Miller Tritton (HK) Ltd, Mr Roger Wu, will lead the business in Asia. He said, "We decided to invest in our Hong Kong practice after being appointed to prepare the Conservation Management Plan for the Central Police Station project in 2008 and later as conservation architect in 2010. Together with subsequent architecture, heritage and consultancy projects for public and private clients, the Central Police Station project has provided us with a valuable platform from which to set up our regional headquarters in Hong Kong and helped to generate a significant profile for the practice in the region."

     Mr Wu added, "Looking ahead, we are planning to expand our business across Asia Pacific from our regional base in Hong Kong by making good use of its strategic location in the region and enjoying its simple and low tax system."

     Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Mr Andrew Davis, said, "Cultural life is a key component of a quality city life. A progressive city treasures its own culture and history along with a living experience unique to the city. Revitalisation, rather than preservation alone, should be pursued to maximise the economic and social benefits of historic buildings. This is in line with the concept of sustainable conservation. We appreciate Purcell Miller Tritton's efforts in helping our city to transform the Central Police Station into a unique cultural landmark and we are delighted to see the establishment of the company's regional headquarters in Hong Kong."

     Starting a business in Hong Kong, for companies large and small, has been further facilitated with the launch of the Government's electronic incorporation service in March 2011. The time required for company incorporation and business registration has now been significantly reduced from four to one working day.

About Purcell Miller Tritton

     Established in London in 1947, Purcell Miller Tritton is an architectural practice with combined expertise in the design of contemporary architecture, interiors and heritage conservation. The company opened its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Purcell Miller Tritton (HK) Ltd, in September 2010. For more information, please visit

About Invest Hong Kong

     Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, Invest Hong Kong has completed over 2 100 investment projects creating over 26 000 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and HK$57 billion of investment. For more information, please visit

Ends/Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:50


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