In recent years, the Group has progressively established its presence in the heart of London with four joint-venture freehold developments, namely – Burlington Gate, Holland Park Villa, Paddington Square and the combined project of Ludgate House and Sampson House.
Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the luxurious Burlington Gate was completed in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Located in the heart of the fashion and arts district close to Bond Street, the development is made up of 42 luxury apartments with boutique hotel styled amenities, art gallery spaces curated by a well-established institutional investor and Mayfair’s first arcade since 1930.
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, Holland Park Villas was completed in the 4th quarter of 2017. Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and overlooking the charming Holland Park, the private gated development houses 68 elegant apartments and 4 immaculately designed penthouses. Residents of Holland Park Villas can utilise state-of-the-art facilities such as a business suite, private cinema, club room, library, spa and an indoor pool within its premises.
Our Bankside project in London consisting of a 1.4 million square feet redevelopment project located on the South Bank adjacent to the Tate Modern Gallery, has been progressing. During the year under review, the planning consents for the site have been successfully amended to improve the quality and appeal of both the residential and commercial space on the Ludgate House site. Design and consultation work on the final proposals for the remaining Sampson House site which will include residential and office components are progressing well. Full demolition of the Ludgate building is on track and is expected to be completed later this year.
Our Paddington project, now formally named Paddington Square, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, has continued through to the final confirmation stages of the planning process. The scheme will provide 360,000 square feet of high tech office space, in an elevated 14-floor crystalline structure, with a rooftop restaurant overlooking Hyde Park and 80,000 square feet of retail and leisure below.
The Property Division’s other developments include The Met condominium in Bangkok, renowned for winning a multitude of design awards, and in Singapore – Tomlinson Heights, d’Leedon and The Interlace condominiums.
A freehold residential development located in the prime land of District 10, residents of Tomlinson Heights have easy access to the main shopping and entertainment belt of Orchard Road. Many top educational institutions are in close proximity, making the development an appealing property to well-heeled residents. Residents can also enjoy a spectacular view that overlooks Orchard, Scotts Road, Tanglin, Botanic Gardens, Dempsey and beyond.
The d’Leedon condominium is another property that is located close to Orchard Road. Jointly developed with CapitaLand, the property was designed by the late Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Zaha Hadid. The unique design of the property defines the skyline, standing over a neighbourhood of good class bungalows. The property’s prime location offers a clear view of the Botanic Gardens and allows residents numerous amenities and lifestyle options in the vicinity.
An iconic development in Singapore, The Interlace is a joint-venture with CapitaLand designed by the internationally renowned architect, Ole Scheeren. The futuristic design of the property won the prestigious Building of the Year award at the 2015 World Architecture Festival. Consisting of 31 blocks, The Interlace features 1,040 apartment units arranged in a hexagonal pattern to form eight recreational courtyards for residents.
Under the portfolio of the Property Division is a duo of retail properties in the form of Concorde Shopping Centre and Forum The Shopping Mall, which is home to high-fashion boutiques such as Bao Bao Issey Miyake and Kids21. The mall is also a haven for food connoisseurs with numerous reputable F&B outlets, most notably Jamie’s Italian, led by the acclaimed British celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.