History

History

Low Keng Huat was set up by Tan Sri Dato Low Keng Huat and his three brothers in 1969, LKHS began as a general building construction company with an initial capital outlay of $150,000.

 

LKHS began as a general building construction company with an initial capital outlay of $150,000. Today it is a diversified group with 33 subsidiaries and 12 associated companies involved in three core activities – construction and civil engineering, property development, and property investment.

Indeed, LKHS has been ranked by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) as the top local construction company in terms of capital deployment in 1990. The CIDB, a statutory body under the Ministry of National Development, is responsible for setting guidelines for the construction sector in Singapore.

Since its inception, LKHS has contributed significantly to the changing skyline of a fast growing Singapore.

Its early projects included familiar landmarks such as the 52-storey OCBC Centre (1976); then the tallest building in Singapore; the striking two-basement TAS Comcentre (1976); the $35m 30 storey UOB Headquarters Building (1974); and the $50m Plaza Singapura shopping complexes (1974).

LKHS was responsible for a list of prestigious projects - some of which have won national awards.   These buildings include the $120m MAS Building (which was awarded the Certificate of Merit from CIDB in 1987), the Islamic Centre of Singapore (which won the CIDB award for Construction Excellence in 1991), and the New Tech Park, the “first-of-its-kind” hi-tech manufacturing facility in Singapore (which was declared winner of the CIDB award for Construction Excellence on December 20, 1991).

With these distinctive projects under its wings, LKHS is well-placed to scale greater heights in tandem with the nation’s growth and development. And together with its subsidiaries and associated companies, LKHS is poised for further growth extending well beyond