London’s Most Sought Address Launches in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 18 May 2012 - Berkeley Group’s prestigious 375 Kensington High Street development will have an exclusive international launch for ‘Bridgeman House’ in Hong Kong on 8th June to 10th June (11am-7pm) at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel ahead of its UK release, Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed as its selling agents in Hong Kong for the project.  This offers potential buyers the opportunity to purchase an enviable home in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea before launching in the UK.

Built by St Edward, a joint venture company owned by Berkeley Group and The Prudential, Bridgeman House at 375 Kensington High Street is located in one of the most sought-after parts of the Capital, and boasts a famous and iconic address.

Bridgeman House will offer 95 spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses to discerning Hong Kong buyers.  These are some of the finest new apartments and penthouses in London and the majority will boast their own terrace.

Paul Vallone of St Edward comments: “375 Kensington High Street offers some of London’s most opulent apartments and penthouses in one of the most exclusive areas in Central London. Located in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, these homes offer the very best in modern city living at a truly international address, which will appeal to a global audience.”

375 Kensington High StreetPeter Murray, Lead Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, the selling agents for 375 Kensington High Street, comments: “375 Kensington High Street is one of the most enviable addresses in the capital and the apartments available will provide buyers with a unique opportunity to purchase a luxury apartment in a prime central London location.

“This significant development is located a short walk from the luxury shopping available at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the couture boutiques of Sloane Street. The development is underpinned by the St Edward brand which combines the expertise of Berkeley and The Prudential and reassures buyers of a high quality development, finished to an exacting standard along with a strong reputation for customer service.”

The development is set around a beautifully landscaped courtyard inspired by London’s traditional garden squares, and the apartments at Bridgeman House will be offered to purchasers in Hong Kong ahead of those in the UK.  Properties at Bridgeman House range in size from 511 sq ft to 1,331 sq ft and each one will showcase the high level of design and the latest technology befitting the demanding standards of St Edward. Sales price starts from GBP799,950.

Internally the apartments are tastefully opulent, with luxurious features which include polished nickel and leather door furniture, engineered veneer internal doors, composite stone floor finishes with contrasting marble borders in the hallways and bespoke fitted or walk-in wardrobes.  The latest technology has also been incorporated including wiring for an integrated home network system, underfloor heating, comfort cooling to selected areas, and wiring for sound throughout.  The high specification kitchens will offer a choice of high gloss lacquer and timber veneer finishes, perfectly complemented by granite work surfaces and veneered or gloss lacquered back panels, and a range of laminate timber floor finishes with a comprehensive range of integrated stainless steel Miele appliances.  The master bedrooms provide the ultimate in luxurious personal spaces and incorporate bespoke fitted or walk-in wardrobes with integrated lighting, complete with stylish en suite facilities.

Bathrooms and en-suites will take luxury living to new heights and have the ambience of a luxury spa, utilising marble and stone tiling. Each bathroom includes Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, Dornbracht chrome fittings, bespoke marble/stone vanity units and underfloor heating. Swarovski crystal lighting is used in the main or master en suite bathrooms and an LCD television is incorporated over the bath in the master en suite.  

375 Kensington High Street

375 Kensington High Street will also offer the very best in services and facilities which would rival any five-star hotel. The double height entrance lobby provides a striking first impression with revolving glass doors, white marble floors, feature walls and a dramatic staircase. The lower level of the double height atrium includes a luxurious seating area for guests, whilst the upper level provides access to the passenger lifts which serve all floors and the secure underground car park.  A 24 hour Harrods Estates concierge is based in the main entrance lobby to welcome guests and to look after residents’ day-to-day requirements and domestic needs including arranging dry cleaning and laundry services, booking tickets and transport as well as taking in deliveries.  Residents will also have exclusive access to a luxurious leisure suite, which includes a private cinema, bespoke swimming pool, fitness studio with facilities for personal training, as well as a sauna, spa, showers and changing rooms. A state-of-the-art business suite, equipped with digital communications technology will enable residents to conduct business with global contacts at anytime of the day or night.

375 Kensington High Street is in the heart of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, which is widely thought of as London’s most exclusive area. The borough is renowned for its luxury shopping and nearby Kensington Church Street is a hunting ground for antiques connoisseurs, whilst Bond Street and the West End are also within easy reach.  Some of the city’s most fashionable restaurants and bars cluster around Kensington and the area’s Royal connections are evident in Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Although close to the city centre, Kensington has a generous share of open space too including Kensington Gardens and Holland Park.

The development is ideally located for international travel and is served by both superb rail and air connections.  Nearby High Street Kensington Underground station is only three stops from Knightsbridge and five stops from Bond Street, In addition, there are convenient transport links to Heathrow, Gatwick, City Airport and St Pancras International station which provides Eurostar services to mainland Europe.

All of the apartments at 375 Kensington High Street will be offered on a 999 year lease and with a full 10 year build warranty. For further information on the prestigious apartments at 375 Kensington High Street please contact Mei Wong on or +852 3759 0918.