1889 - 1948
1951 - 2000
2009 - PRESENT
“Conserving Central”: The PMQ project was announced as one of the eight projects under the “Conserving Central” initiative by the Chief Executive in his 2009 -10 Policy Address.
DETOUR 2009: PMQ served as the anchor venue of DETOUR 2009, organised by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.
Hong Kong Jockey Club – Heritage x Arts x Design Walk 2010: PMQ served as the anchor venue of H.A.D. Walk, organised by HULU Culture.
Inviting proposals: The Development Bureau and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau jointly invited proposals in March 2010 from interested organisations for the transformation of the Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (PMQ) into a creative industries landmark.
Official announcement: The Secretary for Development (on 15 November 2010) announced that the Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (PMQ) would be transformed into a creative industries landmark named “PMQ” by the Musketeers Education and Culture Charitable Foundation Ltd. (Musketeers Foundation), with the support of Hong Kong Design Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Design Institute of the Vocational Training Council.
Funding approved: Funding for conservation and revitalisation works of the project has been approved to the Architectural Services Department by the Finance Committee of Legislative Council.
DETOUR 2011: PMQ served as the anchor venue of DETOUR 2011, organised by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. PMQ also hosted an Exhibition and Workshop, and supported a Marathon Forum.
Branding Development: PMQ invited 2 leading branding consultants (KOTRAPUNKT from Denmark and KAN & LAU Design Consultants from Hong Kong), together with 2 design students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Design Institute respectively, to work out the innovative brand identity with 1,000 different logo variations for everybody to mix and match their own combination of “PMQ” .
Commencement of Renovation, under the supervision of the Architectural Services Department
Hoarding Design: PMQ invited 18 local designers to design their dream studios at PMQ for the hoarding displayed at Staunton Street.
“PMQ: Co-creation” Exhibition: PMQ, teaming up with the experimental design collective CoLAB and five multi-disciplinary design units in Hong Kong, presented “PMQ: Co-creation” exhibition during the “BODW 2012” at the Inspiration Hall, HKTDC Inno Tech Design Expo, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
DETOUR 2013: organised by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, with its opening ceremony held at Plateau 4 of PMQ on 29 November, followed by the 10-day exhibition, ‘White Plinths Installation’ and workshops.
“We Are PMQ” Exhibition: PMQ, teaming up with Amazing Angle Design Consultants Limited, presented “We Are PMQ” exhibition during the “BODW 2013” at the Inspiration Hall, HKTDC Inno Tech Design Expo, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
PMQ soft opening
Special thanks to the following organisations in granting the right to use the above plans and photographs: (in alphabetical order)