Entrepreneurial vision, knowledge-based community design sense and a keen eye for spotting opportunity sowed the seed for the foundation of XLMS LTD.

Ian Hau (Left), Founder and Director and Leslie Au Yeung, Director of XLMS Ltd.

XLMS was formed 2014 by entrepreneurs Ian Hau and Leslie Au Yeung. Both originally from Sydney, Australia, relocated to Hong Kong 10 years ago.

Today, XLMS is a Hong Kong based group of architects and builders operating within the fields of planning, architecture and interior design.

The team originally united by the desire to create innovative design solutions, for new hybrid lifestyle/knowledge based environments for the emerging millennial market. The dream was to create a one-stop-shop for Hong Kong’s discerning, yet cost-conscious market.    


“XLMS uses Urban Design as ‘place-making’ for urban environments and looks to enhance the connections between buildings and their environments which is a service that growing in demand,” says Ian Hau, founder and director.

“By embedding these places as social infrastructure, we make these places act as catalysts for vibrancy, diversity and regeneration. Being based in Hong Kong which is strategically located in the Pearl River Delta and given China’s ‘One Road and Belt’ initiative Hong Kong’s demand for design consultancy services will increase particularly amidst the financial sector,” Hau says.

XLMS offers

Unique integrated real estate consultancy and design services for emerging “Knowledge Based Environments” including Co-Working, Co-living and Inno-park Design.

Innovative use of Technology— XLMS are industry leading in the use of Building Information Modeling and parametric modeling technology.

XLMS team deploys a “Think Tank” philosophy at every level, to enable better design and management leaders to collaborate and contribute their individual expertise toward a more fruitful solution for the customer. Its key projects include the Wenchang resort hotel, Hainan Campfire Co-Work Space in Wong Chuk Hang, Luxury Jewelery Sop in Hainan and Malt Whiskey Bar in Sheung Wan.

Growth Prospects

“At first we were challenged by more established offices, however we slowly realised there solutions were obsolete relative to the needs of new emerging markets,” explains Hau.

“As the China economy shifts in focus to innovation, new built environments are required to support these increasing knowledge based communities. The rapid urbanisation of China lends an increasing need for live-able environments in attracting and retaining the world’s best talent.” XLMS looks to expand its operation in South China.

For additional information, please visit www.xlms.co

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