News release

JLL’s new Hong Kong office pioneers integrated high-tech and wellness concepts

Well-being and high-tech features showcase JLL’s pioneering vision of the Future of Work

October 22, 2019

HONG KONG, 22 October 2019 – JLL, the leading real estate services firm, is pioneering a wellness concept alongside high-tech features in its new Hong Kong office at One Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay that brings to life JLL’s vision for Future of Work – the firm’s model of navigation through disruptions that are taking hold of the future of workplaces – and aims to push the boundaries of office design to the next level. Click here to download the photos.

The 35,000 sq ft office has been designed with wellness and sustainability at its heart. The office also looks to boost its green credentials with two large ‘green walls’, plants throughout the office, low emission furniture, an air purification system with real-time air quality monitoring and active encouragement of recycling and  a move away from single use plastics.

Some of new office’s more noteworthy well-being and high-tech features include:

  • Height-adjustable desks: Our office’s work stations are supported with height-adjustable desks,
    allowing staff the ability tocustomise their desks to their comfort, promoting mobility and flexibility.  
  • Fully-equipped gym with 24-hour access: Employees have convenient access to a treadmill,
    elliptical fitness cross-trainer, spinning bikes, indoor rowers, HOIST personal pulley gym, super bench,
    kettlebells and solid steel dumbbells. Located in the office, this makes it easier for our employees to
    find the time to exercise at any time of the day, thus improving their health and well-being.   
  • Yoga classes: Twice a week, a professional yoga instructor conducts yoga classes in a dedicated
    ‘reflection room’.
  • Recharge zone: The zone is equipped with massage chairs and lounge chairs, in individual pods, so
    that staff can enjoy a break from their desk for a relaxing and comfortable massage.
  • Lighting control sensors: Lighting control sensors automatically adjust the lighting levels in the
    office by measuring light levels outside the building, saving energy as a result.
  • Occupancy sensor: Occupancy sensors in the office are used to automate lights and monitor screens
    by detecting movement, saving energy as a result.
  • MultiTaction screens: MultiTaction screens allow employees to interact with content on the screens,
    creating experiential and customised presentations and offers workshoping capabilities with clients or
    colleagues in different locations.
  • UtilisationIQ: The UtilisationIQ is a workplace utilisation and tracking solution that allows companies to
    accurately understand how their teams use space. The tool aggregates data from any number of sources-
    including sensors and network logons- to help companies improve space efficiency, optimise occupancy
    and elevate the workplace experience.  

The focus on wellness in the office aligns with an increasing trend among JLL’s clients and companies to offer employees and clients across the board a greater feeling of hospitality and a more ‘human experience’ in the workplace, one of the five dimensions that construct JLL’s visionary Future of Work approach.

Gavin Morgan, Managing Director at JLL in Hong Kong, said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to create a collaborative and energised workplace environment that underscore our expertise in leasing, design, project management as well as workplace strategies. We have also introduced the concept of change management in the office design as staff engagement is something we encourage and value. It is important to us that our employees are working in an environment they truly enjoy and feel inspired. Our team members had a say on how the new office would look through a committee of representatives from each department, participating in the decision-making for the design of our new office, and voting for what furniture they prefer,”

“It is our priority to put wellness at the heart of our office design and utilising new tech in order to optimise all aspects of how people work and collaborate. By centring the office design on wellness, we hope that employees will feel both healthier and happier at work. Their increased satisfaction will translate into better productivity and real pride for their workplace,” he said.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit