News release

Henderson Land’s Harbour East: A new landmark in Hong Kong East

An addition to Hong Kong East’s portfolio of commercial properties

December 03, 2019

HONG KONG, 03 December 2019 – Harbour East, a premium office building developed by Henderson Land, has officially launched for leasing after recently acquiring an occupancy permit for the building. With JLL appointed as the leading agent for leasing, the property is a new landmark in Hong Kong East.

Harbour East is located where Newton Hotel used to be, just opposite from the landmark AIA Tower. As one of the few premium office buildings that completed development this year in the Hong Kong East area, the project has drawn much attention. It is the nearest premium office building to the Fortress Hill MTR Station, which is just a two-minute walk away. Due to its vicinity to the Central-Wanchai Bypass, Fortress Hill acts as a convenient gateway to Hong Kong East with easy access to transport.

Overlooking Victoria Harbour, the property is located right behind the Grade II historic building Oi!, former clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, granting it distinctive views and ambience in the urban district.

The newly completed premium commercial development is 22 storeys high, with a total lettable office space of approximately 120,000 sq ft. Each floor has a clear floor-to-ceiling height of 2.70 metres with a raised floor, and a floor plate of 5,500 sq ft.

The building has been granted LEED & BEAM Plus Platinum Pre-Certification, the highest award available in those scoring systems, as well as WELL Gold Pre-Certification, the second-highest award possible in the WELL scoring system. These pre-certifications indicate that the developer aspires to build commercial projects that aim to promote sustainability, environmentally friendly practices and the wellbeing of its tenants.

Paul Yien, Head of Landlord Representation at JLL, said: “Harbour East is in a prime location, right next to a plethora of transportation choices ranging from the MTR to buses, and offering easy access to various business districts on Hong Kong Island, as well as Kowloon and the New Territories. With an increasing number of commercial elements, Fortress Hill is attracting tenants nearby the district, as well as firms in Central and Causeway Bay that are looking to upgrade their offices without breaking the bank. Considering the rising trend of offices looking for high-quality spaces to occupy outside of the Central business district in recent years, we expect this premium office space to attract professional services companies, pharmaceutical companies and marketing and advertising firms and become a highly-sought after project.”

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