HONG KONG, Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Henderson Land Development Company Limited (“Henderson Land” or “the Group”) (Stock code: 12) announced on September 12 that The Henderson, its flagship commercial development designed by world-renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has committed to a lease with Audemars Piguet. The Swiss fine watchmaking manufacturer will join industry-leading firms like Christie’s and Carlyle as one of The Henderson’s distinguished tenants. The Henderson has also committed to another lease with an international art gallery, which brings exceptional expertise and vision to the art market with showrooms in the United States, Europe, and Asia. With the inclusion of these two new tenants, the occupancy rate of the rentable floors of The Henderson is approaching 50%.
The commitment from the Swiss fine watchmaking manufacturer Audemars Piguet reaffirms the unquestionable credentials of The Henderson as a smart and sustainable workplace of the future, ahead of its scheduled completion in Q4 of 2023. Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Martin Lee Ka-shing, Chairman of Henderson Land Group, said: “The endorsement from prominent international brands and industry giants like Audemars Piguet comes as another ringing validation of The Henderson’s unique strengths, and its prominence as a new iconic landmark of Hong Kong in strengthening our city’s international status.”
“Embodying the Group’s vision, The Henderson weaves together elements of art, innovation and sustainability to chart new frontiers in future Grade-A smart offices, while reaffirming Henderson Land’s leadership in innovation. We will continue to introduce more iconic projects to Hong Kong by driving innovation and bringing together top talent from the wider industry,” Dr. Lee added.
Audemars Piguet places great emphasis on selecting prime locations for its AP Houses around the world. The Henderson, the city’s new landmark, is set to join the ranks amongst the world’s most iconic buildings — a symbol in harmony with the brand’s philosophy of pursuing excellence. Echoing The Henderson’s futuristic and curvilinear design by ZHA, Audemars Piguet introduces a new dimension of ultra-modern elegance into its stylistic expression. Audemars Piguet will occupy an entire floor of about 12,000 sq. ft. to locate their iconic AP House while housing their Hong Kong office. The Henderson’s cutting-edge building design and construction technologies provide an extraordinary space that blends modern taste with timeless style, elevating the level of personalised service and experience for their premium clientele to new heights.
With the increased focus on ESG in today’s market landscape, green and smart features have emerged as top priorities for companies searching for new office space. Boasting exceptional ESG elements and a comprehensive array of sustainable features, The Henderson unequivocally stands as the office building of choice in the market. In addition, the project aspires to foster collaboration with like-minded, forward-thinking international leaders, such as Audemars Piguet, Christie’s and Carlyle by harnessing innovative ESG solutions and technologies. In recognition of its commitment to advancing sustainable development, The Henderson has garnered numerous awards and accolades from prestigious organisations such as SmartScore, Wiredscore, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Henderson Land Group will participate in ReThink HK 2023, which will be held in September at the prestigious Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This sustainability-focused event will bring together influential business leaders and industry peers to explore the path towards a sustainable future for Hong Kong. As a key contributor, Henderson Land Group takes great pride in showcasing the successful example of “The Henderson” as a shining model of green architecture and innovative commercial buildings. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, Henderson Land Group aims to inspire positive change, foster a greener community, and contribute to the transformation towards more sustainable practices in Hong Kong.
About The Henderson
The Henderson is set to become a world-class architectural landmark of Hong Kong, “an icon amongst icons”. Located at Murray Road, Central, this new 465,000-square-foot super Grade-A office tower will be a showcase for health, resilience, smart technology and sustainability.
Designed by world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects with a state-of-the-art innovative and sustainable design, The Henderson echoes the organic beauty of the natural world, reinterpreting the structural forms and layering of a Bauhinia bud ready to blossom.
With its high-tensile steel structure, The Henderson will cater for exceptionally wide, light-filled column-free open offices in its typical plans, which offer flexibility and an incomparable level of collaboration for its tenants. The Henderson, which is expected to be completed in 2023, has already received numerous awards and accolades, including the Grand Award (New Buildings Category: Projects Under Construction and/or Design – Commercial) at the Green Building Award 2021, and Platinum Pre-certification in both the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The project has also been awarded Platinum certification for both WiredScore and SmartScore, in recognition of its outstanding digital connectivity and advanced smart technology.
About Henderson Land Group
Founded in 1976 and listed in Hong Kong since 1981, Henderson Land Development Company Limited (Stock code: 12) is a leading property group, focusing on Hong Kong and mainland China. Henderson Land is carrying on its legacy into the future, curating a property portfolio that grows from strength to strength and encompasses award-winning landmark projects such as the International Finance Centre complex and The Henderson.
In addition to its core business in property development and property investment, the Group holds strategic investments in two listed subsidiaries (namely, Henderson Investment Limited and Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited) and three listed associates (namely, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (which in turn has equity stakes in a listed subsidiary, Towngas Smart Energy Company Limited), Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited and Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust).
Henderson Land has a long-term commitment to sustainability and is a pioneer in green building and sustainable practices, which harness innovation and technology to create new, smarter living. The Group is also a strong advocate of social responsibility and invests in a broad range of community causes and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.hld.com.