Henderson Land Development Company Limited (“Henderson Land” or “the Group”) (Stock code: 12) announced today 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.