Formed in 1912, United Engineers Limited (“the Group”) is one of Singapore’s pioneer, and first to be listed, companies. With its rich engineering heritage, the Group has played an integral role in the physical and economic transformation of Singapore.
Building on its early engineering roots, the Group evolved into a dynamic corporation with key
businesses in property services and environmental engineering today.
The foundational role played by the Group in Singapore’s post-war rebuilding and early urbanisation is still visible in many parts of Singapore, in the form of notable landmarks including the former Supreme Court, Shangri-la Hotel, Jurong Shipyard, British High Commission, OCBC Centre, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore Swimming Club Clubhouse, Cavenagh Bridge and St James Power Station.
In the new millennium, the Group has also built several high-quality condominiums including Kovan Melody, The Calrose and Visioncrest Residence, as well as other landmarks like the University Cultural Centre, Gallery Hotel, Raffles Town Club, Orchid Country Club, Boon Lay MRT Extension, UE BizHub EAST, as well as the mixed-use development at one-north that comprises Park Avenue Rochester hotel and serviced suites, Rochester Mall and The Rochester condominium. The Group was also involved in several iconic projects such as Marine Life Park in Resorts World Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay and orchardgateway.
On 29 May 2013, the Group acquired a 56.8% stake in another centennial company, WBL Corporation Limited (“WBL”). Following this acquisition, the Group’s businesses now include Technology. On 8 May 2014, the Group increased its shareholding in WBL to 67.50%.
Due to the key role played by the Group in the early development of Singapore, the Singapore Heritage Board has marked UE Square, the Group’s flagship building, a historic site in 2002. The Group has also been recognised as the 11th oldest member in the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, the Group was awarded the BCI Asia Top 10 Developers Award by BCI Asia, an award given to top developers in the region that had the greatest impact on the built environment.