The Central Government Offices complex was built on Government Hill during the 1950s, which replaced the original building following the establishment of the British colony. The current project includes the refurbishment of one of the three office buildings, as part of a major revamp of the entire Government Hill complex, to accommodate the Department of Justice. The site will become the new centre of legal administration for the whole of Hong Kong. 

Purcell’s work involves the production of a conservation management plan and heritage impact assessment; advising the design team on the scope of change that may be permitted; technical advice in connection with historic building fabric repairs; liaison with government departments; and presentation of our advice to the Antiquities Advisory Board.