News release

St James Launches The Water Gardens At White City Living

A collection of 526 homes set within eight acres of gardens and water features

January 09, 2020

HONG KONG, 9th January 2020 – Today marks the release of The Water Gardens at White City Living by St James which comprises 526 new homes, spread across three buildings. The first collection to launch within this phase will be the Waterside apartments, which includes one, two, and three-bedroom homes with views that embrace the water and landscape. The developer has appointed JLL, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield to launch the project in Hong Kong. Click here to download the images.

Located in a prime Zone 2 destination, White City is London’s brightest new neighbourhood and surrounded by world-class entertainment, education, culture and commerce. Now at the heart of a new London district, White City Living offers residents an experience like no other with over 2,300 new homes set amongst a five-acre vibrant park and water garden. Once complete, the gardens will feature more than 6,500 individual trees and plants carefully selected from 40 different species across four continents. The central stream winds through 150 metres over an elegant landscape of traditional plants and low hanging trees, cascading over waterfalls and under bridges before reaching a clear sunlit pool.

Improving wellbeing with life at the water’s edge

The release of The Water Gardens brings further enhancements to White City Living, which was once a used as a retail warehouse space. Since starting work on site in August 2016, St James has delivered a staggering 83% gain in net biodiversity at White City Living by delivering the first phase of the new public park. White City Living offers a truly unique place to live, where nature and architecture work together in harmony, to create the city’s most inspiring new landscape for living.

Designed by renowned architects Patel Taylor, White City Living has been created to put nature first and foremost, by setting a rich variety of contemporary buildings in eight acres of beautiful landscaping water features. The Water Gardens have been inspired by the Japanese-British exhibition held in White City in 1910, which celebrated Japanese design; creating landscapes and pavilions within water to showcase exquisite ceramics.

World-class amenities on your doorstep

As an extension of their home, residents of The Water Gardens will have access to White City Living’s range of first-class facilities which include The Water Garden Lounge offering the perfect place to work, relax or socialise at the water’s edge. Additional facilities within The Club Lounge consist of an indoor open fire, a private dining room, two 12-seater cinema rooms, a multi-purpose entertainment suite and a fully equipped business lounge. Wellness amenities will comprise a 17-metre swimming pool with adjoining sun terrace, spa, sauna, steam room, along with two treatment rooms and a gym with personal training areas.

Live, work and play: the best of West London Living

From shopping, dining and entertainment to culture, education, technology and innovation, White City is alive with opportunity. Residents at White City Living will have over 400 stores on their doorstep thanks to Westfield London, Europe’s largest shopping centre. Over 100 restaurants, cafés and bars, are all within a 10-minute radius, including Soho House’s latest members club ‘White City House’ which is located opposite inside the BBC’s Television Centre.

White City is London’s latest creative hub and is home to brands including Yoox-Net-A-Porter and The White Company as well as biotech companies such as Novartis and NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company, Autolus. Furthermore, globally renowned Imperial College has a 23-acre research campus to the north of White City Living, forming a major innovation centre.

White City Living also boasts exceptional transportation links, with White City and Wood Lane Underground stations located next to the scheme’s entrance. Served by the Central, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, residents can reach Marble Arch in just 10 minutes and the West End in 14 minutes.

Nick Whitten, Research Director at JLL in UK, said: “London remains one of the world’s premier investment locations. Alongside the key fundamentals, London also boasts a world-leading cultural and leisure offering. It is the most culturally diverse city in the world with more than 250 languages spoken and is one of the world’s tourist capitals, welcoming circa 20 million visitors per year.

“White City is also extremely well-connected, and the area attracts a broad base of residents. There are currently over 25,000 renters in the surrounding area that earn over £60,000 per annum, illustrating the underlying demand for homes. This demand will grow as White City Living further transforms into a world- leading hub of research, innovation and education, fashion, retail, media and entertainment.”

Pricing at The Water Gardens starts from £770,000 (about HKD 7.85 million). For further information, please contact Mandy Wong, JLL, tel: +852 3759 0909, email:

Hong Kong exhibition details:

Date: 17-20 January 2020 (Fri - Sun)

Location: Berkeley Office, Suite 3001, 30/F, Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queens Road Central, Cental

About JLL

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