HK (+852) 3990 0799

IWG Opening New Centre at Former WeWork Space in Swire Wanchai Tower


Flexible office giant IWG is preparing to open its seventh Hong Kong outlet and fifth in a former WeWork location in the city, this time in a newly refurbished building owned by blue-chip developer Swire Properties.

Scheduled to open in July, IWG’s latest Spaces centre will span the entirety of Swire’s 19-storey 8 Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai, just east of the firm’s Pacific Place complex in Admiralty. The 64,800 square feet (6,020 square metres) of space will comprise over 900 workstations and 70 private offices, with five floors dedicated to enterprise suites, Swire said Monday in a release.

“IWG’s commitment to the entire 8QRE will help to boost the flex space offering to not only our Pacific Place tenants, but the greater business community as well,” said Don Taylor, director of office at Swire Properties. “This reinforces our efforts to build a vibrant commercial hub, in and around Pacific Place, where people can thrive amid the rapidly evolving needs of those returning to work.”

A market source confirmed that the space at the property formerly known as Generali Tower had originally been planned as a co-working centre operated by US-based WeWork, which signed a lease for the whole of the building in the first half of 2019.

Expansion Continues

8QRE is located opposite Three Pacific Place between Admiralty and Wan Chai MTR stations. Owned and managed by Swire Properties, the Grade A office building has undergone extensive refurbishment to incorporate features such as a glass facade that lets in natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting, Swire said.

IWG has been accelerating its expansion in Hong Kong through the Spaces and Signature brands over the past year, adding as much as 163,200 square feet to its local network.

The launch of Spaces at 8QRE comes after IWG opened Spaces at Tower 535 in Causeway Bay earlier this year, becoming the fourth IWG outlet in the city to be grafted onto a space vacated by the once-highflying WeWork.

In February of last year, IWG announced the opening of 50,000 square feet of flexible offices under the Signature brand in WeWork’s former space at The Quayside, a Kowloon East office tower owned by Link REIT and Nan Fung Group. That launch followed Signature’s June 2020 takeover of a 30,000 square foot space in Causeway Bay’s Hysan Place skyscraper and a move into Wharf Holdings’ The Gateway commercial complex in Tsim Sha Tsui in December 2020.

“As we continue to expand our network in all markets and work towards adding 1,000 locations globally over the next year, we are very pleased to be a preferred partner for Swire Properties in Hong Kong,” said Paul MacAndrew, country manager for IWG in Hong Kong.

No Rest for Rivals

IWG and rivals Compass Offices and The Executive Centre have been expanding in the Hong Kong market since last year. Even WeWork — which went public in New York last October after its acquisition by a SPAC — leased an entire floor with 13,000 square feet of space and over 200 workstations at 9 Queen's Road Central, although it also shut its location in Lan Kwai Fong.

The Executive Centre, a Hong Kong-based provider of upscale flexible office space, announced last June that it would be acquired by US buyout firm KKR and Singapore’s TIGA Investments for an undisclosed amount, signalling confidence in prospects for the segment.

With average rents for Grade A office space in Hong Kong falling 4.7 percent year-on-year in 2021 after a 19.3 percent plunge in 2020, major occupiers in the city are taking the opportunity to upgrade and expand.

US-based asset manager Invesco is relocating from Three Garden Road to 38,000 square feet at Jardine House in Central, according to agency data.

Standard Chartered Bank, meanwhile, took a 15,000 square feet floor at Hysan’s Lee Garden One in Causeway Bay for its priority banking division, and KKR undertook an in-house expansion of 9,200 square feet at Cheung Kong Center in Central.

(Mingtiandi)

For more information of Office for Lease in 8 Queen’s Road East please visit: Office for Lease in 8 Queen’s Road East

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Wan Chai please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Wan Chai

For more information of Office for Lease in Pacific Place please visit: Office for Lease in Pacific Place

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Admiralty please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Admiralty

For more information of Office for Lease in Tower 535 please visit: Office for Lease in Tower 535

For more information of Office for Lease in Hysan Place please visit: Office for Lease in Hysan Place

For more information of Office for Lease in Lee Garden One please visit: Office for Lease in Lee Garden One

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Causeway Bay please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Causeway Bay

For more information of Office for Lease in The Gateway please visit: Office for Lease in The Gateway

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Tsim Sha Tsui please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Tsim Sha Tsui

For more information of Office for Lease in The Quayside please visit: Office for Lease in The Quayside

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Kwun Tong please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Kwun Tong

For more information of Office for Lease at Cheung Kong Center please visit: Office for Lease at Cheung Kong Center

For more information of Office for Lease at 9 Queen’s Road Central please visit: Office for Lease at 9 Queen’s Road Central

For more information of Office for Lease at Jardine House please visit: Office for Lease at Jardine House

For more information of Grade A Office for Lease in Central please visit: Grade A Office for Lease in Central

 

共享空間品牌IWG 租皇后大道東8號全幢

疫情下不少企業採在家工作及靈活辦公策略,令主打靈活辦公室品牌有空間擴充。共享空間品牌IWG表示,租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢逾8萬平方呎樓面,暫為今年最大手商廈租務。

將設Spaces辦公中心 7月開幕

IWG集團表示,租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢 (8QRE) 開設Spaces辦公中心,而8QRE Spaces預計於2022年7月開幕。集團指,該中心將提供超過900個辦公位置及70間私人辦公室,同時預留五層空間作企業專屬套間。除了服務式辦公室,其中兩層更將改造為「商務俱樂部」,供會員作流動辦公和非正式會議之用。

IWG香港及大灣區區域經理Paul MacAndrew表示,8QRE的新Spaces中心是品牌於香港的第7個據點。該品牌先後於銅鑼灣希慎廣場、觀塘海濱滙等開設分店,為近兩年市場上最積極拓展業務的跨國企業,而是次租用8萬平方呎樓面,亦暫為本年最大手商廈租務個案。

本年最大手商廈租務 呎租45

業內人士預計,是次成交呎租料約45元,屬於市價水平。而據了解,是次品牌與業主屬合作關係作營運。該廈總樓面約8萬平方呎,原由忠利保險租用,該品牌早前遷往太古城。據悉,2019年共享空間品牌WeWork亦曾預租該廈,惟最終取消,如今由IWG接手。

(經濟日報)

更多皇后大道東8號寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:皇后大道東8號寫字樓出租

更多灣仔區甲級寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:灣仔區甲級寫字樓出租

更多希慎廣場寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:希慎廣場寫字樓出租

更多銅鑼灣區甲級寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:銅鑼灣區甲級寫字樓出租

更多海濱匯寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:海濱匯寫字樓出租

更多觀塘區甲級寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:觀塘區甲級寫字樓出租

 

新地16億購The YOHO Hub商場 樓面將擴至百萬呎

在2015年以93.2億元奪得元朗站上蓋The YOHO Hub發展權的新地 (00016) ,最近以約16.29億元購入商場部分,平均呎價約1.5萬元,將會擴大YOHO Mall商場組合樓面至逾百萬平方呎。

據土地註冊處資料顯示,成協有限公司 (SUCCESS KEEP LIMITED) 以逾16.29億元,向元朗物業發展有限公司購入The YOHO Hub A期商場部分。而成協有限公司董事為新地雷霆、黃植榮等人。

據新地方面表示,商場部分是新地向港鐵購入,亦是整個元朗站 (與西鐵) 合作發展的其中一部分。

The YOHO Hub屬於西鐵上蓋項目,當年由港鐵擔任代理人身份招標,惟物業持有人仍是政府持有的九鐵,參考近年批出的西鐵項目落成後,都有將商業部分出售予發展商的先例,例如過往荃灣西站全城·滙的如心廣場2期,由華懋以12億元購入;而規模更大的海之戀商場則由長實 (01113) 以逾48億元購入,故此相信招標條款內亦有說明。

命名YOHO MIX 新界西北最大商場

新地在2015年投得地皮發展權時,曾經透露項目總投資額約200億元,當中住宅部分The YOHO Hub分兩期發展,合共提供1,969伙,第一期已經在去年底開售,折實呎價由1.8萬至2.36萬元不等。

據悉,上述商場名為YOHO MIX,新地早前業績曾提及,將為現有的大型商場形點增添10.7萬平方呎的零售樓面,擴展部分預計在2023年開業。若以現時成交價16.29億元計算,即平均呎價約1.5萬元左右。

在YOHO MIX落成後,預計YOHO Mall形點的零售樓面會增至約110萬平方呎,成為新界西北區最大型的商場。

近年新地積極在新界西北一帶布局,包括去年就天水圍橋頭圍商業項目補地價20億元,將會興建大型商場及商廈,當中零售樓面達50萬平方呎,均反映發展商有意進一步鞏固其在新界西北的商業王國。

(經濟日報)

 

佐敦加盛商業中心 合中小企

佐敦加盛商業中心位處彌敦道,地點相當便利,每層樓面千餘平方呎,可作傳統寫字樓或醫務所之用。

加盛商業中心位於佐敦彌敦道,屬區內核心商業地段,鄰近裕華國貨、嘉賓商業中心、永安百貨等區內地標。交通上,從佐敦港鐵站步行至該廈,僅約5至10分鐘,而大廈門口設有多個巴士站,前往港九新界亦方便。

生活配套上,彌敦道、吳松街及白加士街一帶食肆林立,附近亦有不少酒店,餐廳選擇甚多。

大廈於1996年落成,外形上仍算新淨,物業提供兩部升降機,通往各樓層,而門口提供水牌,顯示各層用戶。

每層1200 全層私隱度高

物業樓高21層,每層面積約1,200平方呎,可分為A及B室,面積約585至623平方呎,由於樓面不算大,全層私隱度高,而細單位亦合中小型企業使用。景觀上,該廈單位均望向彌敦道樓景,尚算開揚。

值得一提,佐敦區傳統以來有不少醫生樓,包括嘉賓商業中心,而加盛商業中心,目前亦有不少屬醫療用途包括眼科醫生、中醫等,另地段的裕華國貨亦有後勤辦公室於該廈,另其他商戶包括會計師樓等。

同區醫務大廈林立,如資本策略 (00497) 持有的彌敦道241至243號香港體檢中心 (前稱金峰大廈),早年進行翻新工程,兩年前大廈獲香港體檢及醫學診斷中心租用2至11樓共10層,當中2至3樓每層建築面積5,866平方呎,其餘各層建築面積4,153平方呎,總建築面積約44,956平方呎,月租202.3萬元,呎租約45元,租期至2025年。

加盛商業中心買賣不算多,對上一宗成交為2018年,物業9樓全層,面積約1,208平方呎,以約1,300萬元成交,呎價約10,761元。

(經濟日報)

更多香港體檢中心寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:香港體檢中心寫字樓出租

更多佐敦區甲級寫字樓出租樓盤資訊請參閱:佐敦區甲級寫字樓出租