18 Jan 2016
HKRI’s New Mall in Tsuen Wan Named “8½” Leasing Goes Well with Anchor Tenants Secured

HKR International Limited (“HKRI”) today announces that its new mall in CDW Building, Tsuen Wan is named 8½ (formerly “CDW Place”). CDW Building, comprising an office tower of approx. 720,000 sq. ft. and a 270,000 sq. ft. mall, is undergoing a complete refurbishment. It is expected to become a focal point for leisure and entertainment in Tsuen Wan when it completes by phases in 2016.

8½ enjoys prime location and excellent accessibility by various modes of transport. It will become a new dynamic and stylish retail complex and entertainment hub in Tsuen Wan, attracting the young generation and fun seekers. Pre-leasing of 8½ has been encouraging with major tenants including Physical Beauty & Fitness, Victoria Harbour Restaurant and Saizeriya Italian Restaurant secured.

Physical will open its largest fitness and yoga centre in Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan district in 8½. “Apart from state-of-the-art gym facilities, sauna and steam bath, the new centre will offer a wide selection of fitness classes. The high ceiling feature and practical layout give us a lot of potential to build a spacious workout environment for our members. The chic and stylish design of 8½ is a perfect fit for our new fitness and yoga Centre,” said Mr. Edgar Lam, General Manager of Physical. “We trust the management team at 8½ to provide high quality and reliable service as we always do to our members.”

Mr. S. W. Lau, Chairman of Victoria Harbour Restaurant said, “We are delighted to open our largest restaurant in New Territories West in 8½, which is set to become a new landmark for leisure and entertainment with its prime location in the heart of Tsuen Wan. It is directly connected to the MTR station by an indoor air-conditioned walkway and boasts a good number of car parking spaces in-building.”

Saizeriya Italian Restaurant first entered Hong Kong in 2008 and their first branch was located right here. “We are committed to bringing healthy and delicious food to our customers at affordable prices. We decide to stay with 8½ for the attractive pool of potential customers from nearby residential estates, office towers and hotels,” said Mr. Sato Tomoyasu, General Manager of Saizeriya Italian Restaurant. “We have full confidence in the management and marketing teams here and we look forward to serving our new and old customers at the new branch in 8½.”

CDW Building has been going through refurbishment since April 2015. The handover of the shopping mall, 8½, is scheduled for Q2 this year and retail shops are expected to open in Q3, while the office tower is to be completed by phases from Q1 2016. Leasing of both the mall and the office tower is underway.

About HKR International Limited
HKR International Limited has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989, under the Stock Code of 00480. The Group has diversified interests in real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, Mainland China and across Asia.

Tsuen Wan’s All-new Focal Point for Leisure and Entertainment
Developer : HKR International Limited
Address : 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Retail Area : Approx. 270,000 sq. ft.
Transportation : Linked to the Tsuen Wan MTR station (Exit A) by an air-conditioned footbridge (5-min walking distance); directly accessible by over 30 bus & minibus routes; a cross border coach terminus is also located nearby
Parking : About 228 car parking spaces
Uniqueness : In addition to retail and F&B merchants, there is an event hall of approx. 8,000 sq. ft. on 1/F and a number of event corners on 3/F to 6/F for small-scale live performances, offering customers a whole new experience of shopping, dining and entertainment
Target Opening Date: Q3 2016

The Story Behind 8½
In the early 1910’s when Castle Peak Road was built, the addresses along the road were marked in “milestone” to represent the distance from Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier. For instance, Anglers' Beach is at “13 milestone Castle Peak Road” and Cafeteria Old Beach is at “18¾ milestone Castle Peak Road”. Although nowadays the street name and numbers have been standardised, the milestones indicating the distance still exist. 8½ is located at 388 Castle Peak Road in Tsuen Wan, which is right between the 8 and 9 milestones of Castle Peak Road, hence the name “8½”.





The above conceptual drawings are for reference purpose only. The developer reserves the right to make modifications and changes without prior notice.

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