Kennedy Town - The Belcher's
With rising prices of apartments in the inner Central and surrounding districts of Hong Kong Island, there has been demand for neighborhoods that provide an easy commute, a peaceful environment, all the amenities of shopping, services and facilities, offer more space and are affordable for a wider range of residents.
The Belchers is a large luxury development of six distinctive high rise towers that in total comprise 2,214 apartments within the complex. A major undertaking, the complex was completed between 2000 and 2001 and opened with much acclaim as a city within the city for a complete luxury lifestyle. The building was named after Sir Edward Belcher, a British naval officer and explorer, after whom a street and a bay in the area are also named. The site which the Belchers was built on has a great historical and cultural significance , it has served as a maritime defense gun emplacement and then the governments quarters for senior civil servants.
The development is home to the “Westwood Mall” which contains a variety of shops, HSBC and banking facilities, and one of the Islands largest Wellcome Supermarkets. There is also a wet market for fresh fruit vegetables, meat and fish on site. The complex has a number of restaurants and cafes offering international and local cuisine and a large public carpark.
The six towers vary from 44 to 48 floors high and each floor has a layout of eight apartments per floor. These apartments range in sizes from 659 - 1448 sf saleable area, having 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. There are also larger family apartments on site that have 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms each plus maid’s quarters. All of the apartments are bright and extremely well appointed. They are layed out internally in an open plan western style and finished with large windows and balconies to take advantage of the spectacular open views out over the harbor and china seas and the lush greenery from the hills behind.
On Site Facilities
The podium garden with its enormous resort style swimming pool also provides a landscaped area for children to play and there are extensive facilities including a children's playground, squash and tennis courts, full gym and workout areas, basketball courts, billiards room, golf driving range, sauna, and a social clubhouse with BBQ areas. There are two entrances which each have access to the MTR HKU station. With only 3 stops to Central, travelling time is 10 minutes for city workers and connects to all major transport links all over Hong Kong.
For residents, The Belcher’s Club is an all-weather deluxe clubhouse embracing 190,000 square feet of landscaped gardens and facilities. With the innovative approach taken by famous designer Steve Leung, The belcher’s Club won the 2002 Asia pacific Interior Design Awards organized by the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, and the Excellent Award for HKDA Design 02 show, organized by the Hong Kong Designers Association. It is also a showplace for modern art with sculptures, etchings on copper and other works by world famous artists.
For families, The Belcher’s location on Pok Fu Lam Road, set amongst green hills is close to a number of prestigious schools and has direct access to the University of Hong Kong which is one of the top higher education institutions in the world.
In the Area - K’Town
With easy access to Kennedy Town there are unlimited options for dining, shopping and entertainment now available in the vicinity. Since the opening of the MTR station in recent years, the area has attracted a thriving mix of people and is especially popular with ex pat families and professionals alike. With a new fresh resident population, demand has attracted the larger restaurant and dining groups to open restaurants, cafes and bars here and there has also been a further recent rejuvenation with more boutique and alternative style outlets for food, fashion and homewares to meet the demands of these newer discerning residents. Brunch in K’Town has become so popular on the weekends and it’s common to see packed and lively crowds enjoying the diverse offerings. Even your pet pooch is welcomed with a bowl of water at outside tables.
There are many wide open spaces and plenty of jogging areas and hiking trails all around. Nearby Pok Fu Lam is a green belt of lush vegetation and the start of a number of famous HK trails that are easy to get to and from. Excellent hospitals and medical clinics are all within reach with a number of public transport options as well as the MTR.