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Old November 26th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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HONG KONG | Tsuen Wan West Station TW7 Development | 39-42 fl x 7 | Com

Air-flow study to be urged for MTR Corp project in Tsuen Wan
25 October 2008
South China Morning Post

The Town Planning Board is to write to the MTR Corporation urging it to conduct an air-ventilation study on a massive Tsuen Wan West development after hearing a green group's objection yesterday.

The board rejected Green Sense's application to reduce the size of the residential project on the grounds it had failed to prove its suggestions would improve air ventilation and that the board had no provision to revoke the planning permission.

However, members expressed concerns about the need for an air-flow assessment.

"We understand that the MTR Corp has no legal obligation to conduct it and we respect the developer's contractual right to develop, but we feel it should bear the corporate social responsibility and address Tsuen Wan residents' concerns," board member Walter Chan Kar-lok said after the meeting.

The board would write to the MTR Corp outlining members' views, he added.

Members have also asked the Planning Department to liaise with developer Cheung Kong to reflect their concerns, a board spokeswoman said.

Green Sense had proposed reducing the number of towers behind Riviera Gardens from seven to four and adding two non-building areas to allow the wind to circulate around Tsuen Wan town centre.

The site is one of three along the Tsuen Wan waterfront, near Tsuen Wan West station. In July, the group campaigned against the proposed development density of the three sites, with 20 towers and two hotels spanning about 1km.

The board also rejected developer Chinese Estates Group's application to relax the height restriction on a site on Shiu Fai Terrace, off Stubbs Road above Happy Valley, to redevelop a residential tower by adding three more storeys for cars.

The board said relaxing the height restriction would ruin the landscape and set a bad precedent for neighbouring sites.

A group of residents collected about 200 signatures and protested before the meeting, saying the redevelopment would block air flow and views, and worsen traffic jams.
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Legco calls for more development cuts
26 November 2008
South China Morning Post

Lawmakers yesterday urged the development chief to extend recent decisions to cut development scale to Tsuen Wan, where 22 high-rises are planned on the waterfront above West Rail's Tsuen Wan West station.

In a Legco meeting on the revised residential plans for Nam Cheong and Yuen Long stations yesterday, lawmakers welcomed the government's move to scale down projects in the past two weeks, but they wanted to see more drastic changes.

Two high-rises were taken out of the Nam Cheong and Yuen Long projects under new plans by the Development Bureau last week, but lawmakers said the buildings were still too tall and too close.

"The new residential buildings are still 17 storeys higher than the blocks of Fu Cheong Estate behind them. They should be cut down to 120 metres, which is about the same height of the estate," legislator and Sham Shui Po district councillor Frederick Fung Kin-kee said.

Lee Wing-tat of the Democratic Party urged the government to reduce the development pressure in Tsuen Wan. "We should pay attention to the cumulative impact," he said. "Tsuen Wan has Vision City, Nina Tower, and more on the West Rail are on the way."

Three projects are proposed atop Tsuen Wan West station, one with seven residential towers already tendered to Cheung Kong (Holdings). Two hotel towers and 13 residential towers are proposed for the other two projects at Tsuen Wan West.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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引入南豐「地膽」 合擴西站版圖
長實荃灣七區售15%

04/12/2008



長實(00001) 昨日宣布,集團擬將今年九月投得、總投資額料達60億元的荃灣西站七區發展項目一成半股權售予南豐。長實解釋,集團曾與南豐合作發展其他項目,因此南豐為合適合作夥伴。市場人士認為,南豐為荃灣區「地膽」,長實引入南豐為合作夥伴,相信有助集團日後競投荃灣西站五區及六區發展項目。

長實的通告指出,是次交易總代價逾4.35億元,當中包括南豐向持有荃灣西站七區發展項目公司墊付的逾7,595萬貸款。交易完成後,長實仍持有項目八成半股權。

兩財團合作有前科
儘管是次並非長實首次將發展項目權益售予南豐,之前例子包括將軍澳調景嶺站及夢幻之城二期,而且長實已多次與南豐合作,當中何文田天光道項目便為長實與南豐的「結晶品」,但因長實不久前已出售兩個興建中豪宅項目予一家美資退休基金,加上最近不斷有外資大行唱淡本港樓市,同時本港銀行再度調高按揭利率,以致有關交易再度惹來市場不少猜測。

不過,長實解釋,出售荃灣西站七區項目部分股權予南豐,主要是因為集團與南豐曾多次合作,因此是合適合作夥伴。

地產界人士則認為,長實已投得多個鐵路沿線上蓋項目發展權,加上南豐在荃灣區擁有豐富發展經驗,例如由南豐紗廠重建、提供單位逾1,200個的翠豐臺,以及位於楊屋道、提供單位逾400個的單幢項目立坊,均是南豐的傑作,長實選擇與南豐合作,除有助日後推售物業外,還有助集團競投日後招標的荃灣西站五區及六區發展項目。

七區總投資額60億
據了解,長實是於今年九月中,以最佳分紅條件擊退包括新鴻基地產(00016)、掹基地產(00012)、信和置業(00083)等六大財團,投得港鐵(00066)代表西鐵物業發展公司推出的荃灣西站七區項目。

該項目位於荃灣永順街及荃灣路交界,預期總投資額約60億元,於二○一三年完成,合共可以提供1,776個單位。若按總投資額及雙方持股比例計算,南豐出資約9億元。
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Old December 11th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #5
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Nina Tower a symbol of change in mini-metropolis
24 October 2008
South China Morning Post

Tsuen Wan is a neighbourhood in flux with the bustling market town, perched on the western edge of Kowloon, undergoing a rapid transformation into a cosmopolitan centre.

Nothing signifies this change more than the Nina Tower.

The property consists of two towers - one 90-storeys high and the other 42 - presenting imposing edifices of steel and glass that rise above Tsuen Wan and light up the night thanks to an embedded LED lighting display on the fašade.

The top 40 floors of Tower One house an 800-room, five-star hotel, while the 10th to the 39th floors consist of grade A office space.

The smaller Tower Two is also mainly dedicated to hotel space, with the shared pedestal and lower floors of the main tower being used as a conference centre, a shopping centre and a restaurant complex.

It is this glaring contrast that has led many observers to point out that Nina Tower might be more at home among Hong Kong's upscale skyscrapers, in Central, than out-of-the-way Tsuen Wan.

But Connie Chan, district manager of the customer services department at Sources Fame Management, a member of the Chinachem Group which owns Nina Tower, said the area was anything but a backwater.

"Tsuen Wan is geographically situated at the centre of Hong Kong and enjoys access to the convenient transportation network, with quick access to Hong Kong International Airport, Kwai Chung Container Terminal, Hong Kong Disneyland and other tourist spots on Lantau Island," Ms Chan said.

"The local road network also links with the future Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau [bridge] which undoubtedly enhances the accessibility to the mainland, and will certainly boost the importance of the area."

Ms Chan said the tower had been a catalyst for transformation in the area, rather than a white elephant.

"Many other projects surrounding Nina Plaza have sprung up in recent years, by developers such as the MTR [Corporation] and the Urban Renewal Authority, that are already starting to turn Tsuen Wan into a mini-urban metropolis," Ms Chan said.

She said this could be seen with the MTR Tsuen Wan West Station, Nina Tower, the two phases of Vision City - a joint development by Sino Group and the Urban Renewal Authority, Yeung Uk Road Sports Ground, and Chelsea Court. These are all due to be linked by a Skywalk.

"Plus with the existing Tsuen Wan Plaza, the area will become a big shopping mall district, further boosting Tsuen Wan's development."

However, while Ms Chan is quick to sing the praises of Nina Tower and Tsuen Wan, she also acknowledges that the process of developing this project was a difficult one, which lasted almost 20 years.

The project was conceived in 1987 by the late Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, then chairman of Chinachem Group, whose vision was to build the tallest building in the world.

Her decision was supported by the success of the Central Plaza, then Asia's tallest building, in Wan Chai.

"[Nina Wang] saw that Central Plaza wasn't really in Central, but in the then rather quiet Wan Chai area, but the take-up rate was pretty good," Ms Chan said. "So she wanted to build an even taller building in Tsuen Wan. Being 'the world's tallest tower' would get a lot of attention and make it a Hong Kong landmark."

In 1991, the government rejected the project proposal, citing that the height of the building would affect the communication systems of the new airport on Lantau Island.

Finally, in 1997, Chinachem compromised and split the Nina Tower in two, and construction was completed in February 1992. The large tower was named the Teddy Tower (after Ms Wang's late husband) and the smaller one called the Nina Tower. They are now referred to as Tower One and Tower Two.

Nina Tower was granted its Issuance of Occupation Permit in August 2006, and actual operation of the hotel and office units early last year.

While the project may have failed to achieve its stated goal of becoming the world's tallest building, it is a landmark, and Chinachem Group is cashing in on this.

This was evidenced by its occupancy rates, Ms Chan said. L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre, with its 1,589 rooms, is at capacity, with 70per cent of the office units occupied and the shopping mall about to commence with large-scale leasing.

"Nina Tower has become Tsuen Wan's centerpiece for locals and tourists alike with its cultural activities, shopping, commercial, entertainment and leisure facilities," Ms Chan said.

"I am confident that we will see the two grow successfully in future."
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That's got to be the worst 5-star hotel I've ever seen. Barely looks fit for a 3-star.
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荃灣西站建築 全港第17高住宅
1月9日 05:05 更新

【明報專訊】發展局日前回應立法會提問時,指出現時已有核准規劃方案的上蓋項目,包括荃灣西站五區(TW5)、六區(TW6)及七區(TW7)等,將按照已核准的規劃,力求完善有關設計。

根據提交立法會的資料,TW5、TW6及長實(0001)已投得發展權的TW7項目,住宅最高分別達193.85米、184.5米、151.6米。根據本報資料,TW5、TW6落成時,雙雙可以打入全港前20最高住宅,成為全港第17及19高的住宅建築物。
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港鐵荃灣西站六區年內難招標,短期租約形式招租暫作園藝用地
4 February 2009
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地政總署就西鐵荃灣西站六區住宅發展項目,現以短期租約形式招租,租期至12月底,可供園藝等用地,由於該項目附設興建的室內綜合活動中心規模仍有待落實,故港鐵(00066)今年內亦難以推出該項目招標。

港鐵發言人指,集團為西鐵荃灣西站六區項目作為代理人身份,現階段未落實推出時間表。據了解,由於該項目需附設興建1所室內綜合活動中心,集團早前就該中心的規模及可容納人數等,已完成諮詢區議會,但由於地區人士及政府部分意見不同,相信仍有待進一步落實,故今年內亦難以推出招標,邀請發展商競投。

地政總署決定把該地以短期租約形式招租,用作美化園藝、苗圃、商用園藝,包括栽種園藝產品、存放及銷售盆栽及其他附屬園藝產品等用途,並先定租期至今年12月31日,其後按月續租。一般估計,該項目最早於2010年,方可推出招標。
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荃灣西站六區短期招租
5 February 2009
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政府對於荃灣西站六區沿綫的港鐵物業發展方案,暫未取得定案,為免地皮丟空白白「曬太陽」,地政總署就於昨日推出該地作短期招租,地皮位於荃灣永順街,即政府旗下荃灣西站六區,面積約十四萬九千六百二十方呎,申請人可租用該地以作美化、商用園藝之用,並可放置栽種園藝產品等。申請將於本月二十號截標,並於本年年尾屆滿,其後再按月續租。地政總署發言人指,若政府日後取得該地皮的發展議案,不排除給予申請人一個月時間通知以作出搬遷。
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荃灣西站七區 完成補價26.6億
17 March 2009
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地政總署昨天公布上月完成補地價個案,包括由長實、南豐及港鐵合作發展的荃灣西站七區上蓋發展項目,以及屯門掃管笏一個住宅項目,新近亦完成補價,涉及四百一十九萬元。

地政總署公布最新補地價項目,當中以荃灣西站七區上蓋發展項目涉最大金額的補地價,約二十六億六千三百四十一萬一千元,以住宅部分一百二十一萬七千方呎計算,每方呎樓面地價二千一百八十九元。

可建住宅樓面121萬呎

由長實、南豐及港鐵合作發展的荃灣西站七區上蓋發展項目,曾於○七年推出招標,不過由於當時批出地價較高,雖然該招標共獲三份標書,最終「流標」收回。及後經過一年多,港鐵與政府商討補地價,每方呎金額由三千五百元下調至現時每方呎二千一百元,補地價大減令不少發展商對該項目興趣大增,早前招意向時收得十三份意向書。當中包括長實、新地、恒基及信和等財團入標,最終由長實奪得。

而與長實合作發展多個鐵路上蓋項目的南豐,則入股參與發展,長實於去年底,將該項目的一成半權益售予南豐,代價約四億三千五百五十二萬元,預計項目可提供逾一千七百個單位。
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荃灣西站七區申擴通風廊
2009年5月15日 星期五 05:05

【明報專訊】港鐵(0066)接受本報查詢時表示,荃灣西站七區(長實(0001)去年投得發展權),通過與地區的溝通並聽取地區人士的意見,剛向城規會提交修訂申請,惟詳細內容有待公布。地產界消息指出,申請內容包括擴大通風廊(原先為20米)、加闊樓宇間距及改動大廈的外形及面積等,該項目原規劃共有1700餘伙。另外,港鐵發言人亦證實,荃灣西站五區(車站正上蓋)已獲批建築圖則,但現時無具體發展時間表,公司其他發展項目,現時亦無推出招標的時間表。

Key Points
- developer to apply for revision of development plan
- include ventilation corridor of 20 m and broaden building spacing
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荃灣西站5區項目 圖則獲批
14 May 2009

【明報專訊】共提供3250個住宅及450個酒店房間的荃灣西站5區(TW5),據本報了解,作為代理人港鐵(0066)趕及於上月29日城規會規劃許可過期前,獲屋宇署批出建築圖則,按指引項目已被視為展開,不用再向城規會申請延期,令城規會及政府避過審理時的民意風險。該項目料於今年下半年或明年推出招標。

下半年或明年招標

地產界消息指出,由於近年反對屏風樓的呼聲高漲,所以港鐵近月頻頻於未獲政府批出土地前,已向屋宇署申請建築圖則,繼早前西鐵天水圍站(8幢住宅)及荃灣西站6區(TW6,位於海灣花園以西,2幢住宅)獲批圖則,而位於車站正上蓋、未來數年可建樓面僅次於日出康城的TW5,亦趕及於4月批出圖則。

港鐵曾於去年底申請將該項目的規劃許可延至2013年4月29日,不過當時出民政事務處收到地區意見要求該項目發展進行空氣流通評估,規劃署要求港鐵作回應。若項目申延規劃許可,由於地區存反對意見,按指引須由城規會審理,而不能由規劃署長運用下放權力批出。

政府近半年多次表示,政府早前已逐一審視各西鐵站的上蓋發展,除南昌站和元朗站外,政府並無計劃修訂其他西鐵站(包括荃灣西站)3塊地皮的上蓋發展密度。
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劉皇發倡建荃屯鐵路 貫西鐵
17 June 2009
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政府千億元推動10大基建,身兼行政會議成員的屯門區議會及鄉議局主席劉皇發倡議基建「10+1」,增建荃灣至屯門東鐵路貫通西鐵,估計帶來經濟效益不會少於西港島線的620億元。

屯門及荃灣區議會的交通運輸委員會,最近罕有地共識聯合委託顧問,研究荃屯鐵路的走線和工程可行性。

80年代已倡建荃屯鐵路的劉皇發,接受本報訪問時,就政府以人口不足和經濟效益低來否定荃屯鐵路。「從屯門已定發展的公、私營房屋估計,未來5年這區最少多5萬至10萬人。」

料經濟效益 不遜西港島線

「路通財通,若有鐵路,青龍頭很多地都可起屋。」他認為鐵路帶來的經濟效益,不少於西港島線620億元。劉指現在是適當時機重新研究荃屯鐵路︰ 「政府有錢,也要基建創造就業,等將來交通出問題才研究便慢了,我們要把握時機,難道像10號碼頭般錯失機會,貨櫃都去了大陸!」

屯門區議會關注屯門發展聯絡小組成員李桂芳,否認這是屯門區議會通過政府建稔灣污泥焚化爐的交換條件。

荃灣區議會主席周厚澄說,荃灣西與深井人口近年大增,荃灣又是直通巴士中途大站和新界西的轉車站,值得研究鐵路需要。

但政府及港鐵對建議均有保留,運輸及房屋局指屯門及荃灣區議會未同意研究,而政府舊有研究顯示,若沿海建鐵路,工程難度高、建造成本貴,基於經濟及運輸效益低,故最後用了西鐵方案。
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Tsuen Wan As a place to live
24 October 2008
South China Morning Post

Tsuen Wan's Discovery Park is one of Hong Kong's largest shopping centres, and it is in the heart of the town. Marks & Spencer and many other upscale outlets are there. In addition, there is the ever-popular Tsuen Wan Shopping Plaza and the Luk Yeung Galleria.

The Sam Tung Uk Historical Museum and Tsuen Wan's Tin Hau Temple are two of the district's many famous historical landmarks. There are also monasteries in the district.

Tsuen Wan is home to the Panda Hotel, one of the largest hotels in Hong Kong, with 1,026 rooms. It is one of the town's landmarks.

The new 318.8-metre, 80-storey Nina Tower - actually two towers - is now Tsuen Wan's tallest building.

Tsuen Wan and Tsuen Wan West markets are two of the liveliest in the city, and are fun and cost-effective places to shop for groceries.

Tsuen Wan is an excellent transport hub. By MTR it takes 35 minutes to get to Central. It takes 30 minutes to get to Tuen Mun by bus during non-peak hours.

There are a number of prestigious schools located in and around the Tsuen Wan district. These include the Hoi Pa Street Government Primary School, Tsuen Wan Catholic Primary School, Tsuen Wan Chiu Chow Public School, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School, Tsuen Wan Public Ho C. Y. Memorial College, Leung Sing Tak College, and the all boys' St Francis Xavier's School.
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A bit aged, but some photos of the MTR station and the surrounding areas ...

Source : http://mtr.hk365day.com/Railway/line/WRL/TWW.html











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荃灣西站項目 申增單位面積
21 July 2009
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長實(00001)與港鐵(00066)合作發展的荃灣西站七區住宅項目,向城規會申請略為修訂發展內容,主要就7幢住宅大廈的布局作出修改,以擴闊樓宇空間,而總樓面面積則略減1.63萬平方呎,同時擴大單位面積。

減單位數目 擬建1740伙

荃灣西站項目佔地約達25.56萬平方呎,較原先的25.88萬平方呎,減少達3,200平方呎,而總樓面面積則由134.88萬平方呎,減至133.25萬平方呎,減少1.63萬平方呎。

至於項目擬建7幢住宅大廈不變,但會擴大單位平均面積,同時減少單位數目,新建議擬建1,740伙,較原建議的1,776伙,減建36伙,而平均單位面積則由694平方呎,略為增至700平方呎。

規劃署不反對 周五闖關

發展商亦同時要求增加樓宇發展高度,最高增加13.7米(主水平基準以上)。

而規劃署認為有關修訂較為輕微,修訂亦獲多個部門通過,故不反對該申請,料可順利於本周五城規會過關。
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九龍塘靚地 最快十月供試勾 延文禮士道地皮限建十層
25 July 2009
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勾地表位於九龍塘的延文禮士道地皮,進一步收緊高限,由原來的十三層高,收緊至約十層高,高度由六十七米(主水平基準以上,下同)降至五十七米高,減幅約兩成三,地皮預計最快可於本年十月推出賣地章程,以供發展商試勾。

城規會表示,若把延文禮士道住宅用地以八層發展,將導致物業向橫發展,最終令到建築物對風向等構成阻擋;惟若以十層興建,物業不論在整體形狀、景觀及空氣流通各方面等,均能有更佳質素,故最終決定把地皮高限修訂為十層;同時,亦計畫在項目內加入三條非建築地帶,分別為四點五米、六米,以及十米闊。

增三條非建築地帶

事實上,城規會早於上月曾表示,延文禮士道住宅約以十三層發展,將對毗鄰學校產生不協調,故規劃署應因城規會要求,而進行景觀評估,以及研究進一步降低高度的可能性。由於地皮現時可建總樓面約二十二萬七千多方呎。以測量師估計該地每方呎樓面地價約四千五百元,估計總值逾十億元,地皮預計最快可於本年十月推出賣地章程。

此外,由長實與港鐵聯手合作的荃灣西站七區住宅項目,亦獲城規會批准降低可建樓面面積至一百三十三萬二千五百方呎,以及放寬高限約十三點七米,同時擴大單位面積。城規會指,是此項目修訂輕微,加上多個政府部門均同意是次規劃申請,故申請最終獲通過。

- Tsuen Wan West station area 7 residential project relaxation of height limit by 13.7m
- gross floor area lowered

此外,城規會亦於昨日接獲兩個新申請,包括會德豐的太子道西二一一至二一五C號重建住宅項目,早前向城規會申請放寬高限至主八十六米觸礁後,現再捲土重來,向城規會申請限放寬至八十四點五米,以容納四點五米高空中花園,同時興建一座二十二層高住宅,包括六層平台及十六層住用樓層,涉及六十伙。

荃灣西站七區減樓面

而裕力置業旗下的黃竹坑道六十四號,亦向城規會提出把現時工廈改建為一幢二十五層高酒店,涉及九十八個酒店房間。申請人指出,申請地點鄰近南區主要的多個旅遊景點,而自○三年城規會已批准十四個在黃竹坑商貿區擬作酒店用途的申請。
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荃灣西七區 擬增海景戶數
21 July 2009
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【明報專訊】發展商投得港鐵(0066)項目後,不少會再向城規會修訂已核准的方案,以選擇更合心意的座向及佈局。去年由長實(0001)投得發展權的荃灣(西鐵)西站七區,原可建1776伙,據了解,正由港鐵申請改動大廈的外形及面積,並會加闊樓宇間距等。城規會將於本周五(24日)審理。

城規會本周五審理

荃灣西站的發展項目,已成為區內的重要議題。其中,未批出發展權的荃灣西站五區及六區,港鐵已先後取得建築圖則,確保可以獲批方案建樓。另外,荃灣西站七區的新方案,會減少單位對望的情况、增加望海景單位,另外為爭取區內居民支持,亦會改善樓宇之間的距離分配。

另外,九龍城延文禮士道的綜合發展區(民生書院旁),由於早前城規會有委員,關注該發展項目會否阻礙九龍仔公園向外望的視野,規劃署正草擬8至13層的方案(地積比同為3倍),城規會本周五審理。
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A neighbouring development :
Waterfront development combines luxury and convenience - The Dynasty
26 August 2009
South China Morning Post

Looking out over the waterfront in Tsuen Wan, The Dynasty's two towers command magnificent views of Ting Kau Bridge, Stonecutters Bridge and the Rambler Channel.

The development is a joint venture between Sino Land and the Urban Renewal Authority. The Dynasty is next to Nina Tower and opposite Vision City and CityWalk on Yeung Uk Road. The property is ideal for people eager to upgrade to a high-end domicile against the beautiful backdrop of green hills. A show flat is on site for prospective buyers.

The Dynasty's 256 units vary in size from 972 to 1,739 sqft and typically come with three or four bedrooms, with two of the bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms. There is a select number of special units.

All flats have a floor-to-floor height of 3.5 metres - a unique attribute in the district and rare in the general market. Moreover, those craving fresh air won't be disappointed as each unit has a balcony. Each flat also has an environmentally friendly working platform - all of which serves to enhance an already stylish living space.

The location is a veritable transport nexus, with covered footbridges linking the property to the Tsuen Wan MTR station and Tsuen Wan West station.

The Dynasty is strategically connected to every part of the region. The Kowloon Southern Link has started operations, providing a direct route to Kowloon Station, the West Kowloon Cultural District and Tsim Sha Tsui.

The property is a modern masterpiece designed by a team of the world's best architects under the direction of award-winning, internationally renowned Japanese design virtuoso Paul Tange, who has featured a range of finishes and fittings comprising leading brands such as Gaggenau. Tange also redeveloped The Cathay in Singapore and designed the luxurious hotel Fairmont Beijing in the city's central business district.

The property has a first-rate shopping arcade - CityWalk II, which boasts 200,000 sqft of some of the finest stores around. A footbridge links it with City Walk I, which adds another 300,000 sqft of retail space.

The project's clubhouse, The Dynasty Club, boasts splendid views of Ting Kau Bridge, Stonecutters Bridge, the Rambler Channel and a waterfront town park and promenade. Occupying more than 86,000 sqft, The Dynasty Club encompasses both an indoor clubhouse and a beautifully landscaped area, with designs based on classical English architecture. Facilities include the Pool Le Soleil, which has a multilayer design comprising features such as a 35-metre outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Other enviable amenities include an indoor swimming pool, the Warmth Pool, La Mer Spa, the Happiness banquet room and a play area called The Children's Paradise.

The Pleasure to Read area uses a lot of glass and is an ideal place to take in a view, sip tea and bury oneself into work or a favourite book.

Also worth checking out for food, fitness and frolicking are the BBQ Garden, Gardens of Four Seasons and the gym.

The Gardens of Four Seasons, in particular, has numerous landscaped gardens strategically placed all over The Dynasty Club, giving residents a place to enjoy spacious greenery.
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