JEC Project:
Time Ball at The Former Marine Police Headquarters, Hong Kong

DeveloperCheung Kong (Holdings) Limited
JEC ScopeDesign, Supply and Installation of Time Ball Machine
LocationHong Kong
Project Completion Date2009

JEC designed, supplied, and installed a new time ball at the Former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The time ball imitates the performance and appearance of the original time ball established in 1885.

The function of the time ball was to rise and drop at 1300 hours every day to allow the masters of ships to align their time-keepers. JEC has renovated the Time Ball Tower and replaced the Time Ball mechanism.
The tower and ball was declared a monument by the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Hong Kong Government, in the recently completed 1881 Heritage development.

A JEC team composed of a Shenzhen-based design team and Hong Kong project team, worked closely with the architect to bring the monument back to life. As the original time ball was removed without a trace several decades ago, JEC had to create a new design based on surviving time balls in other parts of the world. The unique nature of this project is a showcase for JEC’s tailored engineering solutions.

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