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Old July 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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HONG KONG | Westminster Terrace | 39 fl | Com

The Westminster Terrace above Castle Peak Road will boast large balconies and a host of residents' facilities
29 May 2009
South China Morning Post

Luxury home hunters will have another development in their sights later this year when property giant Grosvenor plans to place its latest Hong Kong project on the market.

Grosvenor, the 300-year-old institution owned by one of England's richest men, the Duke of Westminster, aims to replicate the success of its Grosvenor Place project in Repulse Bay. This time it will bear another grand English title.

Finishing touches are being put to The Westminster Terrace, above Castle Peak Road, with show flats at the 39-storey building due to open around the time of the market launch of the luxury duplexes in the autumn.

The tower, overlooking the Rambler and Ma Wan channels with views of the Tsing Ma and Ting Kau bridges, will feature 56 units of 3,000-plus sqft. There will also be two 4,000-plus sqft panoramic units and a 6,000-plus sqft penthouse, which will be placed on the market at a later date.

"The project is still under construction and we are yet to announce the prices of our units. Once completed, and based on the market situation of that time, we will decide the most suitable pricing," Nicholas Loup, Grosvenor's managing director for Asia, said.

"A lot of thought has gone into the finishing of the exterior, internal layouts and the best use of available materials [for The Westminster Terrace]. Units this size should be quite attractive now. It's a decent building [that will be marketed at] reasonable prices."

Two prominent designers - London architect Paul Davis and Tokyo's interior specialist Koichiro Ikebuchi - were commissioned for the project after their success with projects in Japan and elsewhere in Grosvenor's portfolio.

Another top name in interiors, leading British designer Tara Bernerd, of Target Living, will steer the penthouse project.

The Westminster Terrace will also have more than 60,000 sqft of landscape and facilities, including a clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool and putting green. Top landscape specialist Urbis is working with Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design on the outdoors.

But a prime selling point, according to Grosvenor's Hong Kong team, is the substantial balcony sizes.

"It's a person-based and very practical approach to design with quite interesting departures which we hope will be a little different from the competition," Mr Loup said.

"One feature of the units is the large balconies - of about 250 to 270sqft of usable space - which is enough for barbecues and which we hope will appeal to families and set the units apart from others.

"The commissioning of two designers, plus a third for the penthouse, should give homebuyers a choice of designs, which will be seen with the opening of the show flats," he said.

"The idea is that property designs are made individually - we believe that will be a new look for Hong Kong. The aim is to give each duplex a practical and personal design touch."

Mr Loup was buoyant about sales prospects for The Westminster Terrace and said the philosophy of investing for decades - or in the case of Grosvenor, over centuries - meant established investors were resilient, despite local property market uncertainties and the bruising dealt to the profits of international developers, including Grosvenor, over the past year.

"We're cautiously optimistic about the outlook as there seems to be a growing consensus on the market that maybe we are past the worst now. There has been a flurry of transactions especially when sales rest on quality of product," Mr Loup said.

He added that there was substantial market feedback, ranging from property agents seeking to raise cash for purchases, to mainland Chinese and local people waiting for the right time to upgrade, particularly to high-end apartments.

Mr Loup was also able to shrug off the "industrial Kowloon versus fashionable Hong Kong" argument as he looked across from his seat in the Grosvenor Asia boardroom in Central to the International Commerce Centre (ICC) across the harbour.

A combination of business owners with strong links to the mainland, international banks taking up floors in the ICC for their regional headquarters and the fact that Hong Kong Island lacks space and is losing that all-important value-for-money factor indicate why many corporates are looking north for luxury accommodation.

The upwardly mobile and Hong Kong's army of business owners with factories across the border were among target market for The Westminster Terrace, Mr Loup said. And, compared with Hong Kong Island, that elevation above Castle Peak Road meant shorter journeys to the boundary crossing and airport, and easy access to the ICC and the island through the MTR or Western Harbour Crossing.

"If you pinpoint Tsuen Wan on the map, it's basically about the centre of Hong Kong and about 20 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from China and within reach of Central and the ICC," Mr Loup said.

"If you look at the history of the [Tsuen Wan] area, it was formerly a resort for Hong Kong's wealthier families who wanted nice sea views. Now it's like a return to such an era."

The Westminster Terrace is in the lap of luxury as far as developments around Castle Peak Road are concerned. A host of elegant residential brand names including Dynasty Court, Hanley, Belvedere and Primrose Hill are nearby.

The Westminster Terrace is seen as occupying pride of place alongside other developments named after the firm in its Asia portfolio, including The Grosvenor Place that has views overlooking Yoyogi Park in the centre of Tokyo. After the Repulse Bay project, Grosvenor is strengthening its position in East Asia with projects in Shanghai.
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複式豪宅 現樓示人; The Westminster Terrace
20 June 2009
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金融海嘯未有衝擊豪宅市場交投,繼九龍站天璽後多個豪宅新盤將魚貫出場。其中,由高富諾集團及泛海合作發展,位於荃灣青山公路油柑頭段的複式豪宅The Westminster Terrace,經已拆棚,可望以現樓姿態推出。項目坐擁遼闊海景,更清一色提供複式大單位,同區罕有。

The Westminster Terrace總樓面約17.6萬平方呎,首5層為停車場及會所位置。海景會所佔地逾8,000呎,設施包括50米長無邊際泳池外,更設有6萬呎戶外空間。據悉,地皮由泛海國際於04年以約$2.61億向致生馮氏家族或有關人士購入,並引入高富諾集團為合作夥伴。

發展商曾於去年7月公布項目命名時透露,The Westminster Terrace共提供59個複式單位,當中包括56個面積逾3,000呎標準複式,另有2個4,000呎全景複式及1個逾5,000呎頂層Penthouse。項目獨特之處是以全幢複式設計,更由英國著名設計師Paul Davis負責操刀外,更引進本港罕有的交錯式(ZicZac)設計。

交錯式設計 罕有獨特

於現場多番實地勘察環境,始著手開則設計的Paul Davis曾表示:「由於已累積設計淺水灣Grosvenor Place的經驗,面對位處半山兼擁有開揚海景的油柑頭全複式項目,除沿用大量玻璃,方便透光、賞景外,亦採用罕有的交錯式(ZicZac)設計。」

所謂交錯式(ZicZac)設計,意指A單位複式首層為起居室,但比鄰的B室複式首層則屬臥室層,好處是兩家人不會使用同一個電梯大堂出入,住戶私穩更具保障。現時全港提供全幢複式設計的項目,包括薄扶林靖林等。

從標準複式單位平面圖中所見,單位全屬4套房加工人套房間隔,主人套房連衣帽間,面積約350至400平方呎。450至500呎的廳堂更外接180呎露台,款客大方得體。單位採用大量玻璃設計,不僅採光佳,亦易於將戶外海景引進室內。除標準複式單位外,項目另設3個特色單位,包括兩個分別為2個4,000呎全景複式及1個逾5,000呎頂層Penthouse,據悉特色單位擁有特高樓底及空中花園,更顯矜貴。

擬參考各區特色戶呎價

發展商擬於The Westminster Terrace現樓設置示範單位,並以現樓形式推出市場,發展商曾透露意向呎價將參考本港各區的特色戶。環顧區內樓齡新而且提供複式單位的屋苑,買家可參考樓齡3年的深井碧堤半島。5月發展商曾售出兩個頂層複式戶;其中,3座70樓2,252呎複式A室,一手成交價$1,510萬,呎價$6,705。

青山公路油柑頭沿線新盤數量不多,除The Westminster Terrace外,位於寶豐台由卓能發展的一號九龍山頂1期,早於07年11月已開放示範單位予傳媒參觀,但至今尚未正式開售。項目為1座樓高19層中低密度設計大廈,共提供49個分層及複式單位,面積介乎1,280至2,570呎,間隔分3房至4房設計,劃一連主人套房及工人套房設計,意向呎價約$1萬至$1.5萬。

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地址:荃灣青山公路油柑頭段
座數︰1座
單位總數︰59個複式(包括56個標準複式、2個全景複式、1個頂層複式)
面積︰標準複式逾3,000呎、全景複式逾4,000呎、頂層複式逾5,000呎
間隔︰標準複式4(套房)連工人套房
設施︰逾8,000呎會所、逾6萬呎戶外空間及設施
發展商︰高富諾集團及泛海
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Old July 8th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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I'd be interested to see how much it sells for. Coincidentally I passed by the area every day while I was in Hong Kong this year, but didn't really notice a building shrouded in blue. The location is quite nice, you trade convenience for a bit of solace and a view of Tsing Yi, but there are more and more developments popping up there.
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So is this kinda inconvenient in terms of public transit?
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There are several bus routes and the red mini-bus.
Some complexes in the area also runs private shuttle to the Tsuen Wan MTR station.
It certainly isn't the most convenient place if public transportation is the most important desire; but it's a pretty quite area to live in.
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So is this kinda inconvenient in terms of public transit?
I'm not entirely sure, since I lived further down Castle Peak road and never turned into the specific streets those buildings are in, but only two bus routes and a green minibus route served Castle Peak Rd itself, and all of them go to Tsuen Wan MTR. Otherwise I had to rely on the hotel shuttle or taxi.
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It's a long way to Tsuen Wan MTR, which is the price to pay for some serenity.
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汀九罕有臨海屋地 風景醉人
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荃灣青山公路一帶,未來有數個豪宅盤供應,包括由高富諾及泛海(00129)合作發展位於油柑頭的Westminster Terrace,另外,新鴻基地產(00016)於汀九亦有豪宅發展項目,則擬興建21座兩層高的洋房。

據了解,Westminster Terrace於月前,已獲批出預售樓花同意紙,而整幢項目悉數為複式單位設計,面積約介乎 3,300至5,400平方呎。除此以外,新地在06年亦透過公開拍賣,約以5,300萬元購入青龍頭一幅面積逾2.2萬平方呎的住宅丙類的地皮,而該集團在比鄰尚有另一幅地皮,早年更已獲批建4幢3層高洋房。

兩層高 提供5房3套房設計

介紹的屋地位於汀九,屬於罕有的臨海屋地,約6,296平方呎的地皮上,目前建有一座兩層高,及提供有5房3套房設計,最適合大家庭。由於該獨立洋房位處汀九,因此視野可以無擋地、由近至遠享有汀九、青馬及汲水門大橋等,每當黃昏時分,景色更見醉人。

入口一層為偏廳及4間睡房,當中兩間為套房間隔,當中比鄰客廳的特大主人套房,連衣帽間和浴室在內,約貼近400平方呎。最特別之處是戶主在近窗一邊,另建有玻璃門,方便通往客廳。

至於往下一層,即為客、飯廳的所在地,廳區樓底相對較高,粗略估計約12呎,曲尺大廳主要分為三部分,其中近落地窗之處的小偏廳,已造高地台及鋪上雲石地。

至於客、飯廳中央,則以半身櫃相隔,客廳擺有一紅啡色的皮梳化,後方掛有水晶吊燈和配有圓形的玻璃餐桌,由飯廳步出即為大花園。

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沿青山公路臨海的獨立屋,只有部分能設有獨立大閘,汽車可以直接駛入大屋的停車場內,個別獨立屋,如不能提供獨立車房的話,可將汽車停泊在屋前或附近的咪錶位。以介紹的獨立屋地而言,車可駛入屋前的泊位,目前可泊兩車,惟代理指,如將該泊位擴大,估計最多可泊5部汽車。
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Grosvenor lifts veil on duplexes
30 October 2009
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Competition among luxury developers to woo buyers by having top designers craft their properties is hotting up, with the company owned by Britain's Duke of Westminster stepping into the fray.

Grosvenor is expanding its presence in Asia with the launch of The Westminster Terrace, which overlooks Approach Bay with views of the Tsing Ma and Ting Kau bridges. Each of the 59 duplex units in the 39-storey tower boasts additional balcony space. Architect Paul Davis designed the building while Koichiro Ikebuchi and Tara Bernerd gave their exclusive touch to the interiors.
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皇璧 The Westminster Terrace
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【明報專訊】時裝界近年時興Crossover,透過兩種截然不同的設計風格所產生的化學作用,務求令產品眼前一亮;其實Crossover也是樓盤設計上一種堪具玩味的元素,由英國老地產商高富諾(Grosvenor)與泛海國際(0129)合作發展的荃灣汀九全新豪宅「The Westminster Terrace」(簡稱TWT,樓盤中文名稱為「皇璧」),物業外形以現代、簡約風格作主調,洋溢倫敦豪宅區金絲雀碼頭(Canary Wharf)的新興精品式豪宅味道;至於住客會所,卻是以東方味道為主髓,充滿東南亞度假酒店氛圍的同時,隱約散發一份淡淡禪味。

TWT的設計團隊融合了英國、日本建築和設計界的精英,項目建築師是來自英國的Paul Davis。由於TWT位處半山,坐擁藍巴勒海峽、以及汀九橋、青馬大橋和汲水門大橋的「三橋薈萃」景致,天朗氣清時,更可遠眺南中國海的海天一色美景。為了讓住戶無論是身處大廳、露台、主人套房及各房間、以至廚房內,都可欣賞到如斯美景,物業引進了大量玻璃幕牆,既令室內可吸收更多天然光線,合乎環保原則,同時做到「引景入戶」的視覺效果。

大量玻璃幕牆 引景入戶

除大量引進玻璃幕牆外,TWT的基座平台、住宅大廈外牆,主要是鋪砌木紋複合鋁板、花崗石、陶質磚,色調則以啡色為主,現代都會感較重,外形與倫敦近年新興的精品式豪宅不謀而合,英倫味十足。

至於負責物業內部(公用範圍部分)、住客會所設計工作的,是來自日本的Atelier Ikebuchi,其作品帶出來的味道,又屬另一番意境;無論是住宅入口、會所的大堂,抑或宴會廳、健身室的佈局,在強調自然簡約、講求室內吸光度十足的同時,亦帶着一份東方感覺較重的恬靜禪味,與時尚味較濃的英倫風格物業外形,感覺截然不同。

無邊際泳池園藝花園 峇里風情

TWT的住客會所規模雖不算很大,但屋苑單位總數僅得59伙,每戶平均享有的會所空間,可算甚為寬敞;秉承會所室內部分的東方味道,作為「主菜」設施的戶外43米無邊際泳池,配合毗鄰的園藝花園,充滿東南亞度假酒店的氛圍,讓人有猶如身處峇里、布吉或蘇梅島的錯覺。

事實上,在這個無邊際泳池一邊暢泳(或享受日光浴)、一邊欣賞香港獨有的「三橋薈萃」景致,其實也相當愜意。
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Grosvenor's second Hong Kong homes.
6 November 2009
Property Week

Grosvenor is marketing Westminster Terrace, its second residential project in Hong Kong. The 59-unit scheme is jointly owned with Asia Standard International Group and was designed by Japanese architect and designer Koichiro Ikebuchi and London designer Tara Bernerd.
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High design in Hong Kong
A British designer revamps a luxury penthouse: grand and sophisticated, with an edgy look

1 October 2010
The Wall Street Journal Asia

British property developer Grosvenor hired celebrity designer Tara Bernerd to revamp its 775-square-meter (8,343-square-foot) penthouse duplex atop the one-year-old apartment building the Westminster Terrace in Hong Kong's Tsuen Wan District. The result: a lavish pad fit for tycoons traversing the China-Hong Kong border.

Ms. Bernerd, a protege of French designer Philippe Starck, opened her own interior design firm, Target Living, in 2002 with Thomas Griem. Today the firm has two offices -- in London and Hong Kong -- and 25 employees.

Sitting on the 40th floor, the apartment opens to a dining room and salon with views over Approach Bay in Kowloon.

Ms. Bernerd employed some of her signature colors in the penthouse design -- including a bright-pink latticed frame to block off the kitchen in the main hallway.

"I wanted to pay homage to what I think Hong Kong is about," said the designer, who is based in London. "I kept the grandeur and sophistication but infused a slightly edgier look."

Working with Tim Jeffries, a London-based gallery owner who chose the art displayed in the apartment, Ms. Bernerd selected the furniture, including pieces by David Linley and B&B Italia.

The penthouse has four bedrooms, including a master suite with a private study. Some bedrooms include a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom and views of the bay.

Three large terraces flank the apartment. On one side is a long infinity pool; on the other, an outdoor cooking and dining area.

The Westminster Terrace complex includes a clubhouse, private dining facilities and a pool. It is operated by Grosvenor, which is owned by Gerald Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster.

The luxury apartment building is designed to appeal to Chinese buyers who want quick access to Hong Kong International Airport and the Guangdong border. Grosvenor says the penthouse is selling for HK$25,000 a square foot or about HK$208.6 million (US$26.9 million). But you'll have to pay more if you want the furniture and art, too.
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