CTBUH Silver Member

Wharf China Development Limited


Member Since: 2020

Member Offices: Hong Kong

Website: http://www.wharfholdings.com

Wharf China Development Limited is the property development arm of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (“The Group”) in mainland China. The development properties land bank as at June 2019 was about 3.6 million square metres. The Group continues to adopt a selective land acquisition policy with strategic focus on Tier 1 or 1.5 cities for quality land bank and expected returns.

The Group also spearheads its investment properties with the award-winning International Finance Square (IFS) series at the very heart of CBD or new CBD in high potential cities including Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuxi. Resounding performance of the trend-setting and award-winning IFS series promises to fuel further growth in the years to come.

The Wharf (Holdings) Limited

Founded in 1886 with Hong Kong as its base, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (HKEX Stock code: 0004) is the 17th company incorporated in Hong Kong and a premier company with a long history. As one of the 30 constituent stocks in the original Hang Seng Index since more than 50 years ago, Wharf is among the top local blue chips that is most actively traded and widely held. Backed by a long standing mission of “Building for Tomorrow” and a proven track record in management and execution, the Group has produced consistent and productive performance over the years.

Subsequent to the separate listing of Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited in November 2017 with a focus on its Hong Kong investment properties portfolio, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited's businesses are largely property-related, comprising Investment Properties, Hotels and Development Properties in mainland China as well as hotel management and a premium Peak Portfolio in Hong Kong. Other businesses include Logistics through Modern Terminals and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals.

Wharf website: www.wharfholdings.com

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Member Since


Member Offices

  • Hong Kong




Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold



Never Completed


Competition Entry


Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation


Under Demolition



Changsha IFS Tower T1

452.1 m / 1,483 ft


Suzhou IFS

450 m / 1,476 ft


Changsha IFS Tower T2

308 m / 1,010 ft

Building Completions Timeline



17 September 2014

Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China

This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The...

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20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

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20 March 2020

Tall + Urban Innovation 2020: Dominant Trends

Providing a global overview of tall building development, design and construction, the CTBUH Awards Program and related Tall + Urban Innovation Conference annually survey projects,...

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150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

3 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (67%), 2 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (100%), 3 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 3 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
Total: 3 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.

*Based on 3 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline


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NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.