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Kensington

Urban oasis of light, space and tranquility

Inspired by London's traditional garden squares, Trinity House, with its celebrated Kensington address, is part of one of London's most prestigious property developments.

Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am

Location is everything, so double-check it

There's poetic licence, artistic licence, and, most entertaining of all, marketing licence. In the mid-1990s a British developer's advertisements listed the attractions of London and the company's project, but without mentioning the scheme was in Peterborough, East Anglia, 133 kilometres from the British capital.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Royal lifestyle for HK$44 million

A common perception is that luxury residential properties are located on The Peak or Repulse Bay. But homes in these two picturesque areas come at staggering prices.

However, in recent years, some of the city's rich and famous have been venturing towards the New Territories, away from the bustling city, and living in areas such as the Gold Coast, Sheung Shui and Fanling.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Waterbank snaps up landmark

A consortium of companies led by Singapore Bus Service (SBS) has teamed with Britain's Regalian Properties to buy a landmark property in central London for GBP60 million (about HK$747 million).

27 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Time to buy at the double

The number of second home buyers in London has surged 10-fold, an analyst says.

According to Richard Donnell of Savills, these new second home buyers are those who have moved from stock market investments to property.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

College shut down for low standards

A UNIVERSITY that received millions of dollars in fees from Hong Kong students has been shut by the Californian Government for its poor standards.

After a long-running court battle, Los Angeles County-based Kensington University, which has enrolled hundreds of local students since 1992, has closed and transferred its students to a sister college in Hawaii.

23 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Singapore group plans $618m housing project

DEVELOPER Liang Court Holdings says it will build a residential project in Hampstead, London, for GBP50.6 million (about HK$618.9 million).

The development is the company's second in Britain.

Liang Court said it would hold a 65 per cent stake in the project, while subsidiary Region Development would hold 25 per cent.

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am