Latimer Homes' new development in booming Salford Quays is addressing the high demand for well-connected Manchester property

 

No longer in the shadow of London, Manchester is becoming a popular alternative to the British capital and gaining a reputation as one of the best places to live, work, study and invest in Europe. Making its name in textiles, today Manchester's diverse economy is second in the UK only to London and its cultural and sporting legacy is renowned worldwide. With more firms relocating to Manchester and employment growth outpacing other regional capitals, demand is high for quality housing in the northern city.

 

“When thinking of the UK's strongest property markets, Manchester continues to be in a league of its own,” said Elaine Rossall, UK head of offices research at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). “Job creation is at record levels and is spread across a range of sectors. Commercial development is increasingly catering to occupier demand and this is translating into positive, continued growth across the other property markets.”

 

Manchester house prices have grown by 19 percent on average since 2016, compared with just one percent growth in London over the same period, according to Land Registry figures. JLL forecasts a further 17 percent growth in property values over the next five years and average rental yields of five percent – twice that of London rental property. This substantial price growth is driven by the shortfall of available housing, with an estimated 55,000 properties needed to support the city's projected population growth over the next 10 years.

 

New developments in prime locations are addressing this shortfall and creating opportunities for overseas property investment in Manchester. One notable project preparing to launch internationally is Amplify Apartments, a collection of apartments and duplex townhouses at Salford Quays, Manchester's revitalized waterfront district and the home of creative hub MediaCityUK.

 

Northern powerhouse

 

With the UK economy now in the recovery phase following Brexit, Manchester's economy is forecast to grow by two percent per annum, above the national average. More than 1.4 million people work in the Greater Manchester area at 105,000 businesses, including 80 members of the FTSE 100. Salford Quays is the home of broadcasters BBC and ITV, among other household names, and less than 15 minutes from Manchester city center.

 

A packed events calendar and new restaurants, bars and cafes opening every week mean there's no danger of running out of things to do in Manchester. The Northern Quarter comes alive in the evening with live music and craft beer, while New Cathedral Street is the destination for fashion shopping and everything else can be found at Manchester Arndale, the largest inner city shopping mall in the UK. Local icons such as The Lowry art center and Old Trafford football stadium are just minutes from the city center or Salford Quays.

 

Manchester also has a sizeable student population, with more than 100,000 students attending institutions such as the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Salford. With one of the highest graduate retention rates of any UK city, many students choose to stay in Manchester permanently, maintaining long-term demand for property.

 

City living by the Quays

 

The signature new residential development of Salford Quays, Amplify Apartments combines close proximity to Manchester's finance, retail and culture districts with the serenity of waterside living. Buyers have a choice of one, two or three-bedroom apartments and townhouses designed for modern urban living. Full-height windows let natural light into the open-plan living spaces, furnished with vinyl wood effect flooring, integrated Bosch appliances in kitchens and connected media services. Residents can also make use of an onsite concierge and private rooftop garden.

 

From the apartments, it's just five minutes' walk to Salford Quays tram stop, which reaches St Peter's Square in the city center in 13 minutes. By train from Manchester Piccadilly station it's a two-hour journey to London, while international connections from Manchester Airport are just 20 minutes' drive from the apartments or less than an hour by tram, making a Manchester address convenient for global business and investment.

 

For more information about Amplify Apartments and other residential properties in Manchester, click here or contact JLL International Properties at +852 3759 0909 or irp.hk@ap.jll.com.

09 Mar 2020

As the UK's high-speed rail network gets the green light, HS2 station areas are in the spotlight for property investment

 

After years of concern over inflating costs and timelines, the UK's proposed high-speed rail system HS2 has been given the go-ahead by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin construction. While not without its controversy, the rail link will significantly shorten journey times between London and major cities in the Midlands and the North. It's also expected to create thousands of jobs and to help balance the UK economy.

 

Of special interest to local and overseas property investors, anticipation for the forthcoming rail service has already had an effect on house prices for property near HS2 stations, and it's only just beginning. As the first stage of HS2 approaches completion within the decade, rising demand is expected to drive long-term growth in house prices along the route, creating a 'HS2 effect' in these areas similar to the observed Crossrail effect.

 

What is HS2?

 

Traveling at speeds up to 250mph, High Speed 2 (HS2) will shorten journeys from London to Birmingham from one hour and 21 minutes at present to just 52 minutes, according to the Department for Transport (DfT). At Birmingham, the route will split in two to reach the 'Northern powerhouse' cities of Manchester and Leeds. HS2 trains will then continue as far as Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, using existing lines.

 

As well as improving travel times, HS2 will triple the capacity of trains all along the route. The trains will be more than 1,300 feet (400 meters) long, with up to 1,100 seats per train and departures up to 14 times per hour. Originally scheduled to begin service in 2026, the first phase between London and Birmingham is now expected to open between 2028 and 2031, followed by the second phase between 2035 and 2040.

 

Economic impact

 

Along with the delays, increasing cost estimates have made HS2 divisive, its budget now exceeding £55 billion (HK$555.9bn). However, developers HS2 Ltd claim that every £1 invested in the project will yield £2.30 in benefits to the British economy. The high-speed, high-capacity rail system was influenced by the successful model of the Shinkansen in Japan, and UK cities along the network are expected to benefit in a similar way.

 

HS2 will close the gaps between city markets, businesses and skills and draw significant investment to station areas. Ever since HS2 was announced, commercial and residential development has broken records in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, with Birmingham being chosen as the new headquarters of big names such as HSBC partly on the promise of HS2.

 

Property markets

 

With the opening of HS2 still being many years away, and the UK economy recovering from Brexit uncertainty, it's not yet possible to forecast price growth for property near HS2 stations, but previous infrastructure projects can be a useful guide for investors.

 

The most relevant example is Crossrail, the high-speed rail service connecting stations across London and South East England. London property near Crossrail has increased in value by 30 percent on average, according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), even with the service still more than a year away from opening. Property in HS2 locations is already showing signs of above-average capital growth, with the majority still to come.

 

As the only transport interchange serving both Crossrail and HS2, once both services are up and running, London's Old Oak Common station area offers a unique opportunity for property investors to capitalize on the high demand for well-connected property in London. The new £26 billion 'super hub' interchange will be the focal point of the UK's largest regeneration area, which will include up to 40,000 new homes, retail and commercial spaces and university campuses.

 

Among the new residential developments currently under construction near to Old Oak Common Crossrail and HS2 stations are Regency Heights, a collection of studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments and One West Point, offering 378 residential units and inclusive amenities. Both developments are estimated to complete by Q4 2021, with units now available for overseas buyers who want to experience the HS2 effect first hand.

 

For more information about residential properties in London, please contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909 or irp.hk@ap.jll.com.

17 Feb 2020

Britain's economy is playing catch-up, with upticks in house prices, investment and development activity expected following EU withdrawal

 

More than three years after the landmark 'Brexit' vote, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union on Friday, January 31 with a favorable deal. While the long-term impact on the UK economy will have to wait to be seen, the short term is looking more positive than at any time since the 2016 referendum.

 

The UK property markets were among those hit hardest by Brexit uncertainty. With investors being uncertain what the future held, house prices, foreign investment and development activity underperformed. Now that Brexit has gone through, following a general election in December that secured Conservative leadership for another five years, the outlook for investors is more positive.

 

The Brexit boost has already been observed with the strengthening of the pound and Prime Central London property sales picking up at the end of 2019, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Improvements in employment and real wage growth will help reaffirm investor confidence further in the year ahead.

 

“There's certainly been an improvement in sentiment among investors since the election late last year,” said David Rea, chief economist for EMEA at JLL. “After volumes dropped in 2019, we expect investment to rebound in 2020, particularly from overseas investors who are keen to exploit London's yield arbitrage over other major European cities.”

 

Bright new decade

Even before the Brexit agreement was signed, January saw a notable rise in UK real estate transactions compared to the same time last year, as home buyers and investors sought to secure properties at current price levels before the anticipated growth spurt. Supply also increased as more sellers put their properties on the market, with an increase in new housing starts also expected.

 

JLL forecasts moderate growth across all regions of the UK for most of 2020 as investors and developers bide their time watching the markets cautiously. Growth is expected to accelerate in the final months of the year as the more positive investment climate becomes clear and the UK negotiates its new trade agreement with Europe, bringing an end to the era of uncertainty.

 

Once the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU and other territories becomes clear, JLL predicts house prices to grow from 1% per annum in 2020 to 4% in 2022. More than 1.3 million transactions per year are expected by 2022, the slower recovery in development activity maintaining high demand.

 

With Britain's urban population set to increase by 2.5 million over the next four years, demand will be highest in towns and cities, particularly for student and multifamily homes. Other trends expected to characterize the decade are high demand for affordable housing, rental properties as people delay starting families until later in life, and elderly housing, with a quarter of the population being aged over 65 by 2030.

 

Fastest growing regions

Most areas of the UK are set to benefit from the newfound Brexit certainty, some more than others. Besides investment favorite London, the strongest performing regions are expected to be cities in the East of England, Yorkshire & The Humber and North West England, the comparative affordability of these regions offering more room for growth.

 

London's recovery will be strengthened by the capital's expanding digital sectors and its ability to nurture talent, as the home of more high-ranking universities than any other city in the world. With population growth of 100,000 annually, demand is consistently high for London property, particularly in the historic neighborhoods of Prime Central London and areas around Crossrail stations, London's new high-speed rail service that's currently scheduled to begin in 2021.

 

The Prime Central London property markets are the most expensive in the UK, but also offer some of the most lucrative investment opportunities, with strong performance in Q4 2019. JLL expects this fresh momentum to continue through 2020 as buyers and sellers return to a more liberated market. The Prime Central London lettings market also recorded its highest annual rental growth for seven years, due to the high demand for well-connected property in the capital.

 

For more information about residential properties in London and the United Kingdom, please contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909 or irp.hk@ap.jll.com.

06 Feb 2020

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03 Jan 2020

The greater certainty for the UK economy following the Conservatives’ resounding General Election win should lead to notable increases in house prices, transactions and housing starts across all regions of the UK.

The outlook for the UK property markets is more positive than it's been since before the 2016 EU referendum. Last week's general election secured a stable Conservative majority for the next five years, bringing an end to the uncertainty that's characterized the UK economy for the last three years and restoring the confidence of investors.

With no further delays anticipated for Britain's departure from the European Union on January 31, 2020 is expected to be a year of gradual recovery as investors and businesses adjust to the new landscape. This is set to accelerate from the end of the year as greater economic and political certainty instill.

Increases in consumer spending, government investment and wage growth above inflation are set to drive up house prices and new build activity across all UK regions. For overseas property buyers, now is the opportune time to invest in the recovering UK residential market to enjoy the greatest returns.

The British Pound has shown signs of strengthening following the election result, while the economic fundamentals such as employment and real wage growth will help to underpin confidence.

 

UK residential forecast

Research by JLL forecasts moderate growth in the housing markets in 2020, leading to more rapid growth in the following years. Average house prices are predicted to grow by one percent per annum in 2020, rising to four percent by 2022. Transaction levels are expected to steadily improve to more than 1.3 million per year, with new housing starts taking slightly longer to recover as some developers remain cautious at first.

The UK rental sector will also see steady growth in the medium term, fueled by the trend for city living and more families waiting until their 30s to have children, delaying the purchase of their first home. JLL predicts rental growth of 2 to 2.5 percent per year for the UK as a whole.

London weathered the years of uncertainty better than predicted and is set for a resurgence of economic growth over the next five years. An expanding tech hub and top seven global city for talent, London attracts professionals and students from the world over, with population growth forecast at 100,000 every year. This means demand for well-connected property in London will continue to outstrip supply, but ongoing urban regeneration and an increase in new build activity will provide plenty of attractive opportunities for investors.

 

Fundamental certainties shaping housing delivery

Against this political situation, JLL has identified the fundamental certainties which will shape housing delivery in the coming years. These certainties sit alongside our positive housing market forecasts for the next five years.

 

Here are the key certainties:

1.) Housing will remain a key item on the political agenda. Supporting first time buyer will be maintained and help to by will remain in place until at least 2023. High demand of affordable housing will continue for 1.1m people on wait list.

2.) Fundamental population changes will occur. Parents are having children later in life which is delaying the desire to purchase family-sized homes and supporting the growth of renting. Old population creates the need to deliver more elderly-appropriate housing, predict 25% of UK population will be over 65 by 2030.

3.) Towns and cities will be the highest housing demand. There will be an additional 2.5m people living in UK’s urban area by 2024.

4.) London will remain at the world’s top class. London is ranked by JLL’s Cities Research team among the seven established world cities. The UK Capital is particularly strong for its growth in digital sectors and its ability to nurture talent, there are more high-ranking universities in London than any other city in the world.

5.) There will be ever more connection between living and technology. There are 25% Britons without multiple smart devices in their homes. The thirst for technology will keep growing that means homes will accommodate ever more automated devices.

6.) Climate and social awareness will keep accelerating. All new homes will need to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

 

For more information on UK forecast 2020, please contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909 or irp.hk@ap.jll.com.

16 Dec 2019

In the famous words of the legendary singer Tom Jones, “It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.” And just two years from now, the facade of the EDEN residential tower in Frankfurt am Main will be one of the greenest façade in the world. In EDEN’s case, the green, green grass of home takes the shape of vertical gardens.

It probably makes sense to begin at the beginning: Just what are these vertical gardens that everyone is getting so excited about, including architects, real estate aficionados and environmentalists, and how are they installed and maintained?

 

THE TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN IN THE WORLD

In hotel lobbies, office foyers, multi-story car parks and shopping centers around the world, living walls, also known as vertical gardens, have been a feature for some time now. There has been a noticeable growth in the popularity of indoor living walls, and the facades of medium-high buildings can be equipped with plants of all kinds. But a complete high-rise residential building with a green living facade? According to Christiaan Bakker, specialist for green exterior wall systems at Sempergreen, the 98-meter EDEN residential tower in Frankfurt will be the first 70-meter-plus building in the world with a green facade.

 

This stunning high-rise apartment building, designed by the renowned international team at Jahn Architects, is adorned with a unique combination of vertical gardens and a filigree glass facade. In EDEN, state-of-the-art architecture forms a symbiosis with the power and beauty of nature in a way that has never been seen before in an ultra-modern high-rise.

 

WELCOME TO THE URBAN JUNGLE

The 27-story EDEN residential tower fits in perfectly with the city’s green philosophy and the facts speak for themselves: EDEN will feature a total of 186,000 plants over an area of almost 2,000 square meters (as 20% of the façade). Most of the plants will be planted on the building’s exterior facade, creating a striking and highly visible green wall that is sure to amaze passers-by and visitors to EDEN. In the lobby, a 37-square-meter living wall will create the feeling of an urban jungle in the heart of the city. Claudia Blum of Studio Architects Düsseldorf has also developed an interior design concept that integrates plants throughout the building. Her principal theme is nature, with other elements included to provide subtle, background accents. And when it comes to EDEN’s balconies, the living wall’s plants provide privacy and a genuine outdoor experience.

 

 

ENHANCING VALUE WITH VERTICAL GARDENS

EDEN’s vertical gardens are far more than just attractive architectural and design features. The green living facades also create a host of benefits for the tower’s residents (for example improvement of acoustics and sound emission), and the climate. Green facades absorb CO2 and particulate matter and provide a cooling effect and cleaner air as well as making a valuable contribution to maintaining the diversity of urban fauna. Green indoor walls ensure a healthy indoor climate, reduce noise levels and are flame-retardant. In offices, they even increase employee productivity.

 

As Christiaan Bakker from Sempergreen explains: “Vertical gardens make a significant contribution to the physical and psychological well-being of residents.” They even extend the life of a building’s facade. These numerous advantages increase the overall value of the property.

 

SOPHISTICATED PLANT CARE TECHNOLOGY

When it comes to looking after the plants, vertical garden experts have developed efficient solutions in recent years. Tending to the plants’ needs is now largely handled by automatic systems: Irrigation and nutrients are supplied with the aid of small drip lines and an irrigation computer. The plants can be monitored around the clock from an off-site control center. The technological sophistication of the system is certainly impressive. Christiaan Bakker explains: “The irrigation system installed on the roof automatically supplies water and fertilizer to the plants for a few seconds at a time. At night, the system pauses because the plants rest. Sensors in the panels monitor moisture levels and allow us to check fill levels via computer.” The vertical gardens even have their own frost protection system. As soon as there is a risk of frost, the system switches itself off and ensures that the water drains off before it can freeze in the pipes.

 

CREATING GREEN URBAN SPACES

With such a truly innovative project as EDEN, it was important that the architects and green facade specialists worked in perfect partnership. The considerable weight of the planting system, the complex network of water pipes and the space for drainage all needed to be expertly integrated into the building’s planning from day one. In addition, the plants are chosen with the utmost care. In the case of EDEN, the plants are individually selected for the project and planted a year in advance on precision engineered panels before being attached to the building with the help of a gondola. “Given the height of the building, the installation is of course more time-consuming than with other green facades,” explains Bakker. EDEN is truly a project of superlatives. For the green facade specialists at Sempergreen, the vertical gardens are more than just a business: “Our cities are growing and we need to make more space for greenery. Vertical gardens are an ideal, and very necessary, solution as we seek to create more green spaces!”

 

FRANKFURT: METROPOLITAN VIBE IN HARMONY WITH GREEN SERENITY

There is hardly another city in the world so perfectly suited to the combination of vertical gardens and high-rise architecture than Frankfurt. The metropolis on the Main River is rightly famous for its exciting skyline. Urban greenery is also deeply rooted in the city’s DNA – in the truest sense of the word. One of Frankfurt’s preeminent garden architects, Franz Heinrich Siesmayer, created the famous Palmengarten 200 years ago. In total, he is credited with having designed and landscaped more than 300 parks. Greenery has always played an important role in Frankfurt’s urban planning: the miles of green belt running around the city’s core and more than 40 urban parks make a valuable contribution to creating a balanced urban climate. More than 52% of the city’s urban area is green.

 

Here you can find more information about the condominiums in EDEN.

15 Oct 2019

著名發展商EcoWorld London将隆重推出旗下發展項目Verdo Kew Bridge第二期Jasmine House。這個全新發展項目位於交通便利且發展蓬勃的Brentford區域。 

仲量聯行榮獲發展商委任為香港的獨家代理,專責推介有關物業。Jasmine House鄰近Kew Bridge站,提供84個一房、兩房、三房,以及首度推出的開放式單位,面積介乎538至1,066平方呎。每個單位均精挑材料打造,並設有高大的門窗及優雅的陽台,明亮通風。單位入場價由350,000英鎊(約337萬港元)起。 

Jasmine House的住戶可享受一系列齊全的配套設施,包括24小時禮賓服務和集工作區、會議室、健身室及多媒體室於一體的寬敞的私人會所,以及露台、遊樂區和私家花園等廣闊的共用空間。EcoWorld London以注重質素和風格而著稱,是次項目秉承這項設計理念,為住戶締造非凡的現代生活體驗。 

作為耗資數百萬英鎊的Brentford重建項目的一部份,EcoWorld London運用其專業的國際知識,於西倫敦打造了這個充滿活力的新社區,這有賴其曾參與英國多個引人矚目的發展項目。Verdo Kew Bridge坐擁各式各樣的商店、咖啡店、餐廳和園景花園,以及Brentford足球會新建的先進足球場,讓住戶在倫敦最令人興奮的全新社區中心盡享優質生活。

項目地理位置優越,步行至Kew Bridge火車站及鄰近District線和地上鐵沿線的Gunnersbury站只需1分鐘,前往倫敦市中心用時不超過30分鐘。Verdo距離M4高速公路不足500米,交通便利,可經高速公路直達Heathrow機場和西倫敦。此外,項目坐落河畔,與泰晤士河只有數步之隔,被一眾風景宜人的公園環抱,當中包括位於Kew區的標誌性皇家植物園(Royal Botanic Gardens)。Verdo Kew Bridge毗鄰匯聚逾200家公司的Golden Mile和商業中心Chiswick Business Park,目前多家全球著名企業已在此設立環球、歐洲及英國總部。 

此外,Verdo Kew Bridge亦鄰近區內多間首屈一指的學校,包括現代男女中學Kew House、The Queen’s Church of England School、Grove Park School及Lionel School,盡享優越地利。上述學校距離Jasmine House均不足一英里,因環境一流而備受推崇,並獲英國教育部評級為「極佳」(Outstanding)。 

仲量聯行國際住宅部主管黃嘉欣表示:「我們很高興能為香港投資者提供機會,以了解這個位於倫敦的最新發展項目。Verdo Kew Bridge著力打造優質舒適的生活社區,這和我們致力締造卓越和創新生活的核心價值觀不謀而合。我們留意到,近期香港投資者對英國地產的需求與日俱增。此外,EcoWorld已參與發展英國多個屢獲殊榮的地標性項目,並於Brentford的大型重建項目中創造卓著往績。Jasmine House的周邊配套完善,極具投資價值。」 

 

開放式單位入場價由350,000英鎊起,預計將於2021年第四季至2022年第一季竣工。 

如欲瞭解更多項目詳情,請聯繫我們。電話:+852 3759 0909或電郵:irp.hk@ap.jll.com

15 Oct 2019

EcoWorld London launched Jasmine House on 15 August, the second phase of their Verdo Kew Bridge development, a new neighbourhood within well-connected and burgeoning Brentford. 

Available through JLL, the sole agent appointed by the property owners to introduce Jasmine House in Hong Kong, the collection of 84 homes for purchase in Jasmine House located next to Kew Bridge station consist of one, two and three bedrooms, as well as Verdo Kew Bridge’s first set of studio apartments, ranging from 538 sq ft to 1,066 sq ft in size. Each of the airy, light-filled apartments benefit from tall windows and elegant balconies, with quality finishes used throughout. Prices of the apartments start from £350,000 (about HKD 3.37 million). 

Residents of Jasmine House will have immediate access to a comprehensive set of premium amenities including a 24-hour concierge service, an ample private residents’ lounge that includes work zones, a meeting room, a gym and a multimedia room, as well as extensive communal spaces such as sunlit terraces, play areas and a private residents’ garden. The development is designed with EcoWorld London’s signature focus on quality and style, offering residents outstanding contemporary living. 

As a part of Brentford’s multi-million-pound regeneration project, EcoWorld London deployed its global expertise working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK to create a vibrant new neighbourhood in West London. With a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and landscaped gardens, alongside Brentford Football Club’s new state-of-the-art football stadium, residents of Verdo Kew Bridge will be at the heart of one of London’s most exciting new destinations. 

The development boasts an exceptional location just a minute’s walk away from Kew Bridge Rail Station and nearby Gunnersbury Station on the District Line and Overground, allowing access to central London within 30 minutes. Verdo is less than half a mile to the M4, offering direct motorway journeys to Heathrow, and the West as well as easy access to the M40. It also enjoys a riverside location, just minutes from the River Thames and surrounded by a number of beautiful parks including the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Verdo is also within easy reach of the Golden Mile, home to over 200 companies, as well as Chiswick Business Park, a commerce hub with world-leading global, European and national headquarters. 

Verdo Kew Bridge also benefits from its proximity to some of the area’s leading schools. These include Kew House, a modern co-educational senior school, The Queen’s Church of England School, Grove Park School and Lionel School. All within a mile of Jasmine House, they are highly regarded for their thriving environments and are Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’. 

Mandy Wong, Head of International Residential at JLL in Hong Kong, said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer investors in Hong Kong the opportunity to view this contemporary development in London that has liveability and lifestyle at its heart, in close alignment to JLL’s core values of exceptional, innovative living. We note that there has been rising demand recently for real estate in the UK from investors in Hong Kong in particular. EcoWorld has been involved in developing some of the most iconic and award-winning developments in the UK, with impressive work being done as a part of Brentford’s vast regeneration project, making Jasmine House an incredibly solid investment with its blossoming surroundings.” 

 

Studios start at £350,000 (about HKD 3.37 million), with completion expected Q4 2021 – Q1 2022. 

For more information, please contact us for Mandy Wong at +852 3759 0909 or email: irp.hk@ap.jll.com

15 Oct 2019

Art-Invest Real Estate 及 Dukelease Properties發展商攜手合作,推出坐落於倫敦西區W1其中一個極具優質居住環境的Fitzrovia地區,全新豪宅 101 on Cleveland Street。項目共有88個單位,為Fitzrovia地區帶來嶄新生活潮流品味。

 

101 on Cleveland Street 由英國發展商 Dukelease Properties 聯同首次進入英國房地產市場Art-Invest Real Estate發展商傾力打造。在此之前,Dukelease Properties 已成功發展多個優質高尚住宅項目,如 Beau House,Artisan 及 Oxford Street 等。

 

Dukelease Properties行政總裁Richard Leslie表示:「我們很高興能夠將101 on Cleveland Street高尚住宅項目帶來亞洲。位於倫敦西區的Fitzrovia現時已成為倫敦首屈一指,且最具競爭力的地區之一,我們十分期待透過這個與Art-Invest Real Estate共同發展的項目,展現最優越的家居品味生活。」

 

兩家發展商一致認為倫敦中心優越地段極具物業升值無限潛力,而該項目正正矗立在黃金地段。儘管政治和經濟存在不明朗因素,但根據仲量聯行的最新物業市場預測,2019年的

住宅樓價將上升1%,至2020年上升幅度高達2.5%。

仲量聯行國際住宅部主管黃嘉欣指出:「根據仲量聯行最新的預測,假設英國就脫歐達成協議,樓價將會大幅上升。而當歐盟協議獲得全面通過,預期2019年,投資者對倫敦市中心物業市場的信心將會增強。隨之而來,本地買家及海外買家的需求將即時急增,而海外買家更可受惠於短期貨幣匯率波動的優勢。」
 

項目概要

101 on Cleveland Street提供88個設計精緻高貴的住宅單位,每個單位均附設私人露台。

項目共建有2座物業,提供1房、2房及3房豪華住宅單位,另備有4個連私人天台露台矜罕特色頂層單位,物業預計於2021年第四季落成。

 

住戶專享各式設施配套,包括健身室、放映室、餐廳、貴賓室及桑拿浴室等。園林花園設於平台樓層,為大樓添上綠意盎然,令整體建築內外結合,融為一體。

 

地理位置

Fitzrovia是倫敦核心一個新崛起的優質居住地點。101 on Cleveland Street向南為Oxford Street,向北為 Regent’s Park,南北相接,項目正正位於Fitzrovia的核心位置,亦是該區近年首個推出的尊貴豪華住宅物業。

 

物業位置優越,佔盡地利優勢,舉步間即可輕鬆前往多個地鐵站,如Great Portland Street站、Goodge Street站、Warren Street站及Tottenham Court Road站等。隨著Crossrail鐵路預計於明年投入服務,屆時住戶經Tottenham Court Road站,僅5分鐘即可到達倫敦東面,28分鐘內即可到達西面的希斯路機場,快捷貫通全球。前往倫敦King's Cross St Pancras車站亦十分方便,不論商務出差或周末出遊均輕鬆方便。

 

項目物業鄰近倫敦多所頂尖大學,前往倫敦大學學院 (University College London) 及西敏大學 (University of Westminster) 僅7分鐘步程,前往倫敦經濟學院 (The London School of Economics) 只需15分鐘路程,往倫敦國王學院 (King’s College London) 亦只需有17分鐘路程。皇家戲劇藝術學院 (RADA) 及富比藝術學院 (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) 也只是舉步之間。

 

生活品味

101 on Cleveland Street 坐落倫敦市中心繁華黃金地段,擁有高級餐廳及世界級娛樂設施,新品牌餐廳、五星級酒店及辦公大樓令該區迅速成為倫敦繁華熱鬧地區。如米芝蓮食肆LIMA London及Pied a Terre,還有Setoor Ceviche、Ottolenghi旗下最新開業的ROVI、Kyseri及Serge et le Phoque等,除此以外,長期備受大眾追捧的酒店Charlotte Street Hotel及The Mandrake Hotel亦在該區內,擇居於此,足可彰顯住戶的生活品味。

 

此外,這裡還有享負盛名的高級會所Mortimer House及只限女性會員的全新俱樂部The Allbright,同時亦有著名的健身中心,包括F45、FRAME、Psycle及Define London。這一切都令該區閃爍耀眼成為繁華都市明珠。

 

Art-Invest Real Estate英國管理合夥人Ali Abbas表示:「我們很高興能將我們豐富的投資及發展經驗與Dukelease Properties聯合起來,共同打造這個坐落於倫敦W1區, Fitzrovia佔地1英畝的尊貴住宅項目。」

 

香港展銷會:

日期:2019年8月30日至9月1日 (星期五至日)

時間:上午11時至下午7時

地點:香港中環皇后大道中15號置地文華東方酒店15樓Entertainment Suite

 

有關銷售查詢,請聯絡:

仲量聯行國際住宅部 – 黃嘉欣

電郵:ipr.hk@ap.jll.com 或致電 +852 3759 0909

 

15 Oct 2019

Art-Invest Real Estate and Dukelease Properties today launch its latest residential development, 101 on Cleveland Street. The luxury development, comprising 88 residences will showcase a new proposition for Fitzrovia, one of W1 London’s finest locations in which to live.

 

101 on Cleveland Street follows Dukelease Properties’ local success with previous high-end schemes, such as Beau House, Artisan and Oxford Street, and marks Art-Invest Real Estate’s first venture into the UK property market.

 

Richard Leslie, CEO of Dukelease Properties comments: “We are excited to be bringing 101 on Cleveland Street to Asia at this time. Fitzrovia is now firmly on the map as one of London’s premier and most competitive destinations and we are looking forward to showcasing all it has to offer through our development with Art-Invest Real Estate.”

 

Both companies believe the Prime Central London market is resilient and that new developments have a firm place in the market. Despite the uncertain economic and political backdrop, JLL’s latest forecasts anticipate prices in 2019 will rise almost immediately by 1% with future growth to 2.5% by 2020.

Mandy Wong, Head of International Residential Property Services of JLL comments: “JLL’s latest forecasts assume a Brexit deal is agreed and that a strong upturn in values ensues. We anticipate a boost in confidence to the Prime Central London market in 2019, once the EU deal is fully approved. In turn, the greater certainty will immediately boost demand from domestic and international buyers, with the latter benefitting from the short-term currency advantage.”

 

The Scheme

101 on Cleveland Street comprises 88 beautifully designed apartments, each with their own balcony. Spreading across two buildings, a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be delivered in Q4 2021, alongside four premium penthouses with private rooftop terraces.

 

Residents will have exclusive access to a suite of amenities including a gym, screening room, dining room, lounge and sauna. Landscaped gardens will adorn the podium level of the building and bring to life the exterior architecture.

 

Location

Fitzrovia is emerging as the new and desirable destination in Prime Central London. Bordered by Oxford Street to the South and Regent’s Park to the North, 101 on Cleveland Street takes prime position in the heart of Fitzrovia and will be the first residential offering of its kind in recent years.

 

The development sits within easy access to a number of tube stations, just a short walk from Great Portland Street, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Tottenham Court Road to name a few. Tottenham Court Road will also benefit from the highly-anticipated high speed Crossrail service next year where residents will be able to reach the City to the east in five minutes and Heathrow to the west in 28 minutes, enhancing the global connectivity of the area. London King’s Cross St Pancras is within easy access, perfect for international business meetings and weekends away.

 

University College London and The University of Westminster are within 7 minutes’ walk of the development. Moreover, The London School of Economics is a 15 minutes’ away, joined by King’s College London which is 17 minutes’ away. RADA studios and Sotheby’s Institute of Art are also within walking distance.

 

Lifestyle

A hub of restaurants and world-class amenities sit on the doorstep of 101 on Cleveland Street. New restaurants, hotels and workspaces are contributing to this corner of London fast becoming a premier destination. Leading restaurants in the area include Michelin starred LIMA London and Pied a Terre, alongside Señor Ceviche, Ottolenghi’s latest opening ROVI, Kyseri and Serge et le Phoque, which join long-time favourite hotels, Charlotte Street Hotel and The Mandrake Hotel.

 

Moreover, prominent workspaces including the acclaimed Mortimer House and the new women’s only member’s club The Allbright are accompanied by prestigious gyms including F45, FRAME, Psycle and Define London.

 

Ali Abbas, UK Managing Partner at Art-Invest Real Estate comments, “We are excited to be combining our experienced investment and development capability with Dukelease Properties, to create a unique destination in this one-acre site in Fitzrovia, London, W1.”

 

Exhibition details:

30 Aug – 1 Sep 2019 (Fri-Sun)

11am-7pm

15/F, The Entertainment Suite, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

 

For sales enquiries, please contact Mandy Wong at irp.hk@ap.jll.com or +852 3759 0909.

15 Oct 2019