Revitalisation project brings a slice of old-style Hong Kong living up to date

Originally the Police Married Quarters, the historic site now known as PMQ was listed as one of eight projects under the government’s “Conserving Central” initiative in 2009. It was revitalised as a hub for creative and design industries, and is now home to a wide variety of creative enterprises, ranging from fashion and accessories to household products and designer furniture. Different kinds of markets, music events and exhibitions are staged throughout the year. The original layout of the police apartments is still evident, showing the modern, pragmatic approach with minimal decoration that was common in Hong Kong at the time.