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  1. Fortis to expand Central offices

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak The biggest landlord in Central has seen no adverse impact yet of subprime-sparked lay-offs on the demand for grade A offices in the core business district. Hongkong Land ... feet to be taken up by Fortis is occupied currently by investment bank Morgan Stanley, which will relocate to the 118-storey International Commerce Centre in Kowloon to double its office space ...

  2. Expert wants school site opened for study

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The advice of independent archaeologists should be sought on the excavations of the site of the former Central School in Mid-Levels, an archaeologist said. Parts of the school's foundations and playground and some stone steps have been found at the Hollywood Road site, formerly occupied by police married quarters. William Meacham, a former chairman of the Hong ...

  3. Kush boutique flats meet expatriate needs

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to establish that connection in the design themes of the lift and the units of 222 Hollywood Road. More than half of the units at 222 Hollywood Road are occupied, while 255 Des Voeux Road West and 111 High Street are both fully occupied. Mr Nihalchand, co-managing partner, said demand for boutique serviced apartments remained strong as there was insufficient supply especially in the west ...

  4. Good riddance to the old, in with the new

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... and usher in 2009. Across the city, partygoers spent the last remaining hours of 2008 and the first few hours of the new year celebrating at hot spots in Central, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui. Along the harbourfront, fireworks rang in the new year from Two IFC and nine other skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island. Crowds started to gather as early as 2pm, with photographers occupying vantage ...

  5. Give rebates to rate-paying tenants, not their landlords

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council meeting, but there was no further debate on the matter in the chamber. I was calling for any government rate rebates that were decided upon to go to the occupier of a property, ... are defined as occupier's rates. They are a tax to be paid by the occupier of a property. It is not uncommon in Hong Kong for landlords to lease their residential properties on a gross ...

  6. Developers plead innocence to charges of fencing off public space

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the 5th and 6th levels, security boss Leo Pao said the public had never been barred. People were free to get to the area from either Queens Road Central or the entrance on Hollywood Road, he said. A Hollywood Terrace resident, Veronica Hui, said she had seen non-residents using the space without causing any inconvenience. At Millennium Plaza, part of the public space has been occupied ...

  7. URA's HK$9,986/sq ft offer for Staunton St

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority has offered to acquire 24 old buildings in Central for HK$9,986 a square foot of saleable floor area for domestic properties- its highest acquisition rate ever offered. The owner-occupiers of the buildings in Staunton Street and Wing Lee Street are also being offered priority to buy flats after redevelopment at market price under a pilot ...

  8. Market tipped to weather storm

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... they occupy. As long as they have business to grow, there will be a continuing demand for space. We are positive of the market outlook.' The office market in Central was particularly strong due ... properties was high at about 98 per cent, with some buildings fully occupied. 'While the global market environment is a concern, the local office market is expected to remain stable,' Mr ...

  9. Comfort zone

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Our quick guide to a range of studio flats, suites and penthouses available in Hong Kong and Kowloon. Compiled by Jacqueline Tsang Four Seasons Place No 8 Finance Street, Central Newcomers ... with over 100 channels, and a complimentary shuttle bus to Central and Admiralty. The most popular feature is the Pacific Club, which gives residents complimentary usage. The club is a five-minute ...

  10. Government is destroying the things that make HK unique

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buildings, blocking light and air from everything around them. We are owners and occupiers of shop premises in Peel Street, SoHo, and every day we see tourists photographing what they see ...




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