SHKP receives 24 awards from Euromoney and clinches top regional award as Asia Pacific’s Best Overall Developer for the seventh year
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) was recently awarded a record high of 24 accolades in the annual Real Estate Survey, organized by internationally renowned financial magazine Euromoney, reflecting widespread industry recognition of the Group’s continuous improvement.
In Euromoney’s Real Estate Survey 2020, SHKP took home all seven property awards in Hong Kong, including the Best Overall Developer, Best Mixed-Use Developer, Best Residential Developer and Best Innovative Green Development Developer. The Group also won six out of seven awards on the mainland, including the Best Overall Developer, Best Mixed-Use Developer, and Best Retail/Shopping Developer.
In the Asia Pacific region, SHKP won the top regional award, the Best Overall Developer, for the seventh year, the most among all developers, while receiving five other awards, including the Best Residential Developer and Best Retail/Shopping Developer.
SHKP also clinched three global honours: Global Best Innovative Green Development Developer, Best Residential Developer and Best Mixed-Use Developer.
SHKP Chairman & Managing Director Raymond Kwok said, “We are extremely delighted to see our achievements to have been recognized by professionals worldwide. Confronting unprecedented challenges and uncertainties including the COVID-19 pandemic, SHKP remains committed to our core belief of Building Homes with Heart and continuing to invest in Hong Kong and on the mainland. We will not only ensure business continuity with offering premium quality products and services to customers but also create long-term value to all stakeholders. Our Group will continue to leverage our expertise to develop large-scale integrated landmark developments including the prime commercial project atop the High Speed Rail West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong and the mega ITC in Shanghai. We will continue our pursuit of excellence and maintain SHKP’s leading position in the market.”
Recognized as one of the benchmark awards for the real estate industry, Euromoney’s annual Real Estate Survey was held for the 16th consecutive year. More than 2,700 representatives from advisers, developers, investment managers, bankers and corporate end users of real estate worldwide took part in this year’s survey.
Please click here for the full list of awards received by SHKP in Euromoney’s Real Estate Survey 2020.
Introducing THE PENTHOUSE in TOWNPLACE SOHO
TOWNPLACE, the innovative residential leasing brand designed especially for millennials by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), offers comprehensive options, including Serviced, Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments with flexible lease terms. Following the success of TOWNPLACE KENNEDY TOWN, TOWNPLACE SOHO, located at 18 Caine Road, Central, is now introducing the brand’s one-and-only rooftop penthouse, with an outdoor Jacuzzi on a Private Sky Roof Terrace overlooking the panoramic Victoria Harbour, as well as fireworks extravaganzas in the heart of Central.
The Allure of a Modern Penthouse in the Spectacular Heart of Central
THE PENTHOUSE in TOWNPLACE SOHO is a unique apartment in the brand’s two properties. THE PENTHOUSE comprises 1,092 square feet of saleable area, plus an 800-square-foot Private Sky Roof Terrace, connected through internal stairs. The four-bedroom layout features master, guest and maid en-suites, with a spectacular harbour view, perfect for fireworks extravaganzas, offering superb urban living in the heart of Central, where the world is at your feet.
The design concept of THE PENTHOUSE takes maximum advantage of the extensive Central view. The extra high 3.5-metre ceiling celebrates the backdrop of the world-famous view of Central. The entire interior is tinged with a natural wood palette and marble, perfectly reflecting a minimalistic aesthetic design with a contemporary slant. To take the alluring penthouse living to new heights, the master en-suite is equipped with a His-and-Hers Double Vanity. The pleasing symmetry of the bathroom basins effortlessly transforms the master bathrooms into an enticing pampering space. Mood setting is essential with a good playlist, so the subtly-designed built-in Bluetooth speaker in the master bathroom comes in handy. Together with the master bathtub overlooking the bustling city through the corner window, this private space in the master bathroom is designed to pull you in and make you feel pampered. The taste buds are tickled through an array of tastefully handpicked kitchen appliances, including a double-door full-height fridge, steam oven, induction cooker and hood, wine cellar and ample storage space, providing the perfect setting for gourmet cooking to celebrate penthouse living with all five senses.
To live life to the fullest, enjoy the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows throughout THE PENTHOUSE, providing mesmerizing day-and-night views of bustling Central. The spacious balcony connecting both the living space and bedroom was specially designed to double the enjoyment with the great view. To elevate the penthouse vibe, with the world at your feet, the study room was wisely designed with glass partitions and panels, creating a sense of openness to encourage the feeling of tranquillity and help you find balance in everyday life.
One-of-a-Kind Penthouse with an Outdoor Jacuzzi in a Private Sky Roof Terrace
A private rooftop is a must-have for penthouse living. THE PENTHOUSE has a sizable 800-square-foot Private Sky Roof Terrace, connected through internal stairs. Echoing our brand value of offering extra enjoyment for tenants, the enticing Private Sky Roof Terrace is equipped with an array of crafted provisions to celebrate this special edition of penthouse living amidst the buzz, beauty and excitement of Central.
To match the active social life of young professionals, the Private Sky Roof Terrace is designed for residents to gather with friends and relax while enjoying the stunning city views day and night. To set the bar high, the 800-square-foot Private Sky Roof Terrace features an Italian four-seater Jacuzzi, for top-notch extravagant moments with a bottle of champagne. With cozy seating by the glassy balcony window, pampering sun benches, and a table for six beside an electronic grill, the world is really at your feet.
Timeless Contemporary Design with High Connectivity and Tech-friendly Features
To create a smart and hassle-free living experience for fast-moving young professionals, SHKP developed the TOWNPLACE mobile app, which consolidates multiple functions, including a home automation system, which controls the air-conditioning, lighting and bathroom music system, allows keyless access to the main door with verification technology (e.g. iPhone face recognition), sends a QR code to visitors for easy access to the estate, and even provides a reservation system for activities and facilities in the ground-breaking 30,000-square-foot Duo Social Space.
With an emphasis on detail, TOWNPLACE SOHO also provides mail- box sensors in the lobby, a built-in wireless charger in the living room, and business grade Wi-Fi covering every unit and Duo Social Space, a rare feature in residential properties. The app has a specially designed “MY TOWN” section, which connects residents of both properties and creates a new channel for collaboration and interaction. All these tech-friendly provisions ensure the world is connected at your fingertips.
At the leading edge of the market
Belinda Kuan, General Manager of Signature Homes, SHKP, said, “TOWNPLACE is SHKP’s first project designed specifically to serve millennials. It is pioneering in terms of design, leasing options and the concept of Duo Social Space, which gives residents more flexibility and choices. The prime location, scale and comprehensive amenities undoubtedly place TOWNPLACE at the leading edge of the market.”
The exquisite design and extraordinary open view of the special units are features rarely seen in the leasing market. “With the launch of THE PENTHOUSE in TOWNPLACE SOHO, the team will continue to tailor interactive and networking activities for residents in both TOWNPLACE KENNEDY TOWN and TOWNPLACE SOHO to build a vibrant TOWNPLACE community. Through the unique THE PENTHOUSE in TOWNPLACE SOHO, we are expecting the project to attract more millennials and further promote our innovative and flexible concept,” Belinda added.
First-ever Duo Social Space concept in the leasing market to connect the community
TOWNPLACE SOHO boasts a three-floor Duo Social Space, which is equipped with a swimming pool, poolside gymnasium, barbeque terrace, Sky Garden, sauna and steam rooms and more. The project introduces the evolutionary concept of Duo Social Space. Together with the communal space in TOWNPLACE KENNEDY TOWN, residents of each property are entitled to enjoy premium and diverse facilities in both areas, amounting to nearly 30,000 square feet in total, enhancing the living experience. TOWNPLACE has a dedicated Community Team to organize social and networking events to enrich the social life of residents while creating a close-knit community.
ICC sets an outstanding environmental standard, as the first building in Hong Kong to obtain the highest honour under BREEAM In-Use International
International Commerce Centre (ICC), under Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating, the highest honour under BREEAM In-Use, a green building assessment method by the British Research Establishment (BRE). ICC obtained full marks in three assessment categories.
ICC is the first building in Hong Kong to be certified by BREEAM. ICC is now, together with the top 3% of green buildings around the globe, widely recognized by the international community for its excellent green management, setting an outstanding environmental standard for Hong Kong.
According to Mr. Lo King-wai, General Manager (Office Leasing) of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency, tenants of ICC are mainly multinationals or large organizations, which have stringent environmental protection requirements. “Reaching the highest BREEAM In-Use International rating is a testament to ICC’s outstanding green management standards, which are at the top of the industry and exceed international levels. This demonstrates SHKP's commitment to sustainable management and its success in thoroughly meeting the sustainability requirements of its environmentally conscious tenants,” he said.
ICC, managed by SHKP’s Kai Shing Management Services Limited, has long enhanced its energy-saving performance through the use of the latest technology to become an intelligent green building. Since 2012, through various energy saving measures, ICC has conserved 15 million kWh of energy, equivalent to the total annual electricity consumption of more than 4,500 three-member households, and a reduction of 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Based on its longstanding management approach of Intelligence, Collaboration and Continuity, the team leverages smart technologies, such as an intelligent management system to monitor and control the operation and energy consumption of different facilities and equipment. The team utilizes Internet of Things (IoT) technology to analyse big data collected through a mobile digital system for energy efficiency optimization in the building. At the same time, the team proactively engages the community by collaborating with tenants and stakeholders in green and energy-saving initiatives to help achieve sustainable development. With the continuous efforts of the management team, ICC is the first building in Hong Kong to be certified by BREEAM In-Use.
The BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method) was launched by British Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. It was the world’s first sustainability assessment method for buildings and has been adopted in 87 countries. BREEAM In-Use is used to assess all types of buildings in operation, except for residential buildings. Under the Building Management part of BREEAM In-Use, qualified BREEAM Assessors assess buildings in seven categories, namely ‘Management’, ‘Health & Wellbeing’, ‘Energy’, ’Water’, ’Materials’, ’Land Use & Ecology’ and ‘Pollution’. To achieve the ‘Outstanding’ rating, a project must receive an overall score of 85% or above, which only the top 3% of certified projects have obtained.
ICC’s contribution towards sustainability is well recognized by the industry. In 2017, it received the first-ever top platinum certificate in the BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 scheme, issued by the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and in 2019, it was the first property in Hong Kong to be certified by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency with ISO 41001:2018 Facility Management Systems. It also received the Hong Kong territory-wide Hanson Energy Saving Championship award, co-organized by the Environment Bureau and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department for three consecutive years, and received the Grand Award in 2017. Looking forward, the management team will continue to fully practice green management and adopt the latest green technologies. With its superior world-class green building elements and the most advanced technology applications, ICC will continue to enhance the green management standard.