Otis Elevator Factory, Hangzhou

Xizi Otis Elevator Company is a joint venture between UTC Otis and the Hangzhou Xizi Group, which jointly invested in a 465,430-square-foot (43,240 square-foot) manufacturing facility located in Jianggan Technological & Economic Park, Hangzhou. 

The facility, which was constructed in two phases, is one of the largest escalator/elevator plants in the world. Project elements included an escalator manufacturing facility, a 164-foot- (50-meter-) high test tower, a five-story headquarters administration building, and various ancillary buildings.

WSP’s services included preparation of a project design brief and outline of technical specifications, and subsequently the master plan and concept design for the entire complex. The firm also provided project and construction management services for the escalator facility, design management, and interior design services.