Tower Block

Tower to express diversity

Artist's impressions of the London skyline near Canaletto (above) and the clubhouse (insert).

Offering waterside apartments in a vibrant neighbourhood a few minutes from the City of London, Canaletto is sure to provide residents with the highest level of service, lifestyle and all-round amenities.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:59am

Government must deal with problem of staggering number of unused flats

When Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced the line-up of the Executive Council, around the dinner table the question was: Franklin Who? A number of media interviews later, we are not much the wiser as to what Franklin Lam Fan-keung brings to the table other than a strong interest in the development of residential towers and shopping malls, particularly on Lantau.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Housing starts highest in 8 years

The number of construction starts on new flats in the city climbed to the highest in nearly eight years in the first six months of this year after the government increased land supply to cool down the overheated property market.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Heya Green flats debut on market

The Housing Society is set to sell the first batch of flats at its new private residential project Heya Green in Sham Shui Po for between HK$4 million and nearly HK$7 million, but only to locals.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Skyline filled by iconic projects

The fast-changing skyline of Chengdu will see another transformation with the completion of several iconic projects within the next few years.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bright future for London's serviced flats

London serviced apartment properties offer attractive investment yields as well as income and capital growth potential, British property consultants said.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Small Hung Hom sites attract large interest

The tender for the two small residential sites in Hung Hom received a total of 20 bids yesterday, showing developers' hunger for land even though the sites are small and in an unfashionable area.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pitfalls of being an absentee landlady of a UK apartment

Attracted by all those newly built British apartments being displayed in Hong Kong estate agents' windows?

Be careful.

I am an accidental landlady, having bought a small, newly built flat in the north London borough of Haringey in 2004, which I rented out after moving to Hong Kong.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Historic homes lie empty as fears of wrecking ball grow

The owners of a pair of four-storey Mid-Levels blocks built in 1927 and 1935 are seeking a downgrade of the buildings' heritage status after the final occupants moved out last week, raising fears they will be redeveloped.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Security gates in older buildings could help to curb acid attacks

It has been disturbing to read the reports of acid attacks in Hong Kong.

Even after the installation of closed-circuit television, the incidents continued.

These senseless attacks not only instil fear in people, but also hurt businesses in popular shopping areas.

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Space for two cars at The Terrace

Car owners may have a headache when buying an apartment in Hong Kong as most apartments do not come with a parking space.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Nan Fung pays HK$2.1b for two luxury blocks

Nan Fung Development said yesterday it had outbid eight other developers to acquire two government luxury residential blocks in Happy Valley for about HK$2.14 billion.

The developer said it planned to sell the 84 units of blocks A and B of Winfield Building separately next year after renovating them.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Nine bids tendered for Happy Valley blocks

Nine companies yesterday submitted bids for two government luxury residential blocks in Happy Valley, underscoring the demand for development projects in urban areas.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Residents live in fear as Macau's illegal guesthouses flourish

Illegal guesthouses have mushroomed in residential buildings around Macau's casinos, spurring complaints by residents who are worried about their safety and falling property values.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Billionaires Row palaces make way for flats

There goes the neighbourhood. There was a time when north London's Bishops Avenue - or 'Billionaires Row' - was lined only by palaces, mansions and big houses. That time has gone.

Now, flats are being built, and quite a few too - 53 at three developments.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am