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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Development at heart of exclusive residential district

Close to central London and with its own attractions, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea offers classic upmarket style combined with a cosmopolitan flourish.

Friday, 8 June, 2012, 12:00am

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.

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

Prime chance

Fund manager London Central Portfolio (LCP) says investors can capitalise on British price movements by buying into its London Central Residential Recovery Fund, which buys prime property in central London and allows investors to participate with a minimum subscription of GBP50,000 (HKS592,182).

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

Radical idea rattles the gates of Kensington's private gardens

London

The magazine Time Out voted Victoria Park the capital's best park. An odd choice considering Hyde Park and Regents Park are much bigger, each more regal in stature and much more frequented.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Matches

Where? In the hip and wealthy London suburb of Notting Hill, home to fashion meccas Coco Ribbon and The Cross, and a handful of organic cafes frequented by supermodels and fashion insiders. You'll find Matches on Ledbury Road.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Chuang's offers units

Chuang's Consortium International is releasing its 44-unit The Notting Hill residential project in Happy Valley at an average price of HK$4,383 per square foot. The Notting Hill could realise about HK$150 million for Chuang's. It also plans to reserve 22 units for lease with an estimated monthly rental of HK$30 per sq ft.

21 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Chuang's sights on cash flow

Medium-size developer Chuang's Consortium International plans to sell three residential projects this year to tap into HK$500 million, according to executive director Alfred Lai.

He said that in the past year, Chuang's had been inactive and had mainly acted as a property investor, but now, it would become a more active player as a developer.

11 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Crossing the street can trip up unwary investors

Knowing which area to buy in is not enough when deciding on an investment location - investors must choose the right streets in these areas as well if they are to make a profitable purchase, according to a property expert.

26 Mar 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

London 'paved with gold'

QUALITY London properties continue to provide strong rental yields for investors despite a rather flat residential housing market.

Alex Charalambous, sales manager for Rubicon Property International, said the rental market was as strong as he had seen it. Quality properties in prime locations could generate yields in the nine to 12 per cent range.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Open-minded buyers find richer market

WHEN it comes to buying property in London, investors from Hong Kong are fairly predictable - they nearly always choose the same five or six areas.

Whether buying for investment purposes or as a residence, new immigrants stick to popular areas such as Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, St John's Wood and Hampstead.

20 Sep 1995 - 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

FACT FILE:

LOCATION: The Old Rectory, Chelsea, London SW3, England.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am

Russians buy best of British

JUST when it seems there are no surprises left in the London property market, along comes a development that, for sheer improbability, takes some beating.

Over the past 12 months, property executives have grown accustomed to a wave of buyers from around the world who have piled into Britain.

11 May 1994 - 12:00am