THE CURVE II
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
HKD 1,800,000 - 2,750,000
- HKD 1,800,000 - 2,750,000
- BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
- 480-764 square feet
- 1,2 Bedrooms
- Up to 65% Loan-To-Value
- Min. Cash Required: HKD 630,000
- Estimated Completion: 2018 OCT
- Ownership: 250
- Rental yield up to 5.0%
- Mortgaged Buyer Return: 14.3%
WHY INVEST IN THE CURVE II ?
- Within 15 mins' walk to main commercial area: The Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham New Street Station, Grand Central shopping mall
- The under-construction High Speed 2 (HS2) railway, which is due to complete by 2026, will shorten the journey time between London and Birmingham to 49 mins
- Industry leading developer has been well established for over half a century. It's listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
- Peaceful surroundings of the city's newest public parkland
The Curve II at Park Central is a luxurious south city centre residence in the heart of an area undergoing an urban renaissance. Blending the benefits of convenience with the tranquility of park-side living, provide 1, 2 bedrooms high-spec apartments with stunning city views.
Conveniently located at the south of city centre.
WHY INVEST IN BIRMINGHAM?
- Located in the centre of the United Kingdom. It takes about 1.5 hours to London Euston by train.
- 'City centre schemes such as Grand Central and the New Street Station refurbishment, together with a significant boost to the city's retail, food and leisure offering, has changed historic perceptions of Birmingham and has made the city centre an attractive place for professionals to live, as well as work.' (JLL 2017)
- The Times recently hailed Birmingham as the home of 'the most vibrant startup community outside the capital'
- Home to over 1.1 million people and within four hours' commute of 90% of the UK's population, Birmingham is Great Britain's second-largest city and plays a key role in the national economy. The city is open for business and attracting considerable inward investment from major corporations and brands, with national and local government stimulating historic levels of regeneration through major infrastructure and public realm investments.
Birmingham Council's Big City Plan is a 20-year masterplan to rejuvenate the city centre. Transport infrastructure is also undergoing historic levels of investment. The following are some highlights:
£600M Regeneration Program of the Birmingham New Street Station
New Street Station, Moor Station and Snow Hill Station are the three main railway stations in the city centre of Birmingham. Among them, New Street Station is the largest and busiest.
- Trains to London Euston, Glasgow, Edinburgh
- Local and suburban services
- Links to 'Grand Central Birmingham' shopping mall, includes a new John Lewis store, biggest store outside of London
- Midlands Metro, a tram network running in between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill, is expected to triple in size over the next decade, including an extension of the route from Centenary Square to New Street Station, with services expected to start running in 2019
High Speed 2
HS2 will reduce travel times to London to just 49 minutes and will significantly cut journey times to Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester when completed. Phase 1 which links up London and Birmingham is expected to complete by 2026.
The project is also stimulating local regeneration around the future station itself and is expected to deliver a GBP1.3 billion boost for the local economy.
Brindley Place - Business and leisure hub by the canalside
Brindley Place is a groundbreaking mixed-use canalside development initiated in the 1990s which transformed Birmingham's business and leisure offering. The scheme delivered over 1.2 million square feet (11 prime office buildings) of grade A office space which today accommodates over 8,500 employees and corporations including Deloitte, Deutsche Bank and RBS. Brindley Place's premium dining and leisure offering attracts over 10,000 visitors every day.
A Special Enterprise Zone, Arena Central will deliver a 1.2 million square foot mixed-use destination in the heart of the city centre. From 2018 the site will also house HSBC's UK business and personal banking services – including up to 1,000 staff.
'In 2015, HSBC announced it had chosen the city's Arena Central development in Broad Street to be the home of its new ring-fenced retail banking arm, later named HSBC UK, which is to be separated from its investment operations.' (By Birmingham Post on 30 Jan 2017)
INCREASING CITY CENTRE RESIDENTIAL DEMAND
'The young demographics of Birmingham, the high student population and the growing appetite towards city centre living have all fuelled rental demand.' (JLL 2017)
- Nicknamed "The youngest city in Europe", young people under the age of 25 constitute 40% of Birmingham's population.
- The young generation prefers living in a city apartment in search of job and life opportunities, to living in a house in the suburb. They are a key group who drives the huge demand for housing in the city.
- Population is forecast to rise by 12.2% before 2032.
- Growth in demand for homes in Birmingham is 6 times greater than the growth in supply.
INCREASING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- GBP1 billion public sector investment committed across the city
- 2016 saw a 37% increase in new start-up businesses while foreign direct investment rose by 243% between 2011 and 2015
- The city is home to HS2's construction headquarters, between now and project completion in 2032, over 1,500 jobs will be created in the city
- UK largest concentration of businesses outside London - Over 75,000 companies are based in the city, including 1,190 international firms; including Jaguar Land Rover, Deutsche Bank and Mondelez International etc.
STRONG PROPERTY MARKET
- Rents is forecasts to rise by 17.6% between 2017 and 2021 (JLL 2017)
- House prices is forecasts to rise by 21.7% between 2017 and 2021 (JLL 2017)
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