The Quayside, the largest harbour front development and Grade-A commercial building in the emerging new Kowloon East CBD, jointly developed by Link REIT and Nan Fung Group, celebrated its topping-out. Slated for completion in early-2019, it is tipped to become a major landmark in the up and coming financial corridor of the city.
The project has drawn strong interest from multinationals and major international banks with nearly half of the total office space pre-leased, including J. P. Morgan which has committed to over 30% of the total office space.
Combining space and technological sophistication, The Quayside is the first commercial building in Kowloon East with a dual power supply design. It has a lettable area of about 900,000 square feet spanning 23 storeys. Each office floor will provide around 50,000 square feet of space, placing The Quayside among one of the largest new office projects in Hong Kong in terms of floor plate size.
The stylish, wavy architecture set in stunning coastal surroundings will move beyond pure office functionality to include wide-ranging amenities that promote personal wellness and a colourful lifestyle.
George Hongchoy, Chief Executive Officer of Link Asset Management Limited, said, “Our vision of office space goes beyond the workplace to bring enhancement to personal lifestyle and experience. The Quayside aims to engage its occupants in a green and vibrant environment with inviting facilities and amenities, balancing work, life and play.”
Andrew Chan, General Manager of Project Department of Nan Fung Group, said, “This Grade-A office development envisions a welcoming, healthy and sustainable office tower at the heart of the emerging Kowloon East CBD, one that has already notched up several international awards and green certifications, including Gold Award in the ‘Best Futura Project’ category at MIPIM Asia Awards 2017, WELL precertification at the Gold level, and Merit Award at Green Building Award 2016.”
The Quayside has a 3-storey retail podium and three levels of underground car park. Its 400 parking spaces, all equipped with an electric vehicle charger, will support a green and sustainable environment. The property boasts a 24,000-square-foot podium garden replete with jogging trails, outdoor gym exercise bikes and recreational facilities, with easy access to the adjacent 1,000-metre-long Kwun Tong Waterfront Promenade and 3.4 hectares of waterfront garden.