Island Crest residential development is located at 8 First Street in the Mid-Levels West neighbourhood. The project is situated in close proximity to the future First and Second Street exits of the Sai Ying Pun Station of MTR West Island Line, due for completion in 2014.
With a rectangular site of 35,000 square feet, the architect has meticulously created a 120-metre long 7,000 sq ft landscaped public open space along the Second Street perimeter.
The project comprises two contemporary 36-storey residential towers built on top of a 68-ft high podium. The podium accommodates a 16-metre high landscaped atrium with escalators to provide convenient access to First and Second Street. Two entrance lobbies are located at First Street and Second Street respectively. The main lobby on Second Street has a ceiling height of 18 feet and is designed in a light-gold theme decorated with streamlined metallic bows.
The two towers provide a total of 488 residential units with gross floor areas ranging from 500 to 1,200 sq ft per typical units. The apartments have one, two and three bedroom configurations. The 3 top floors in the towers provide 20 special units and 6 sky-duplex. Each unit is spaciously designed and has sizeable balcony, and large windows in living room to maximize natural light penetration. Some of the units offer 180 degree harbour view.
To provide residents with an excellent environment for living, a well-appointed clubhouse offers diverse facilities including outdoor swimming pool, children play pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, conference room, leisure area, reading area, multifunctional banquet room, multi-media recreational room, mah-jong room, children play area, BBQ area and landscaped podium garden.
Urban Renewal Authority
Wealthy State Investments Ltd
(a wholly owned subsidiary of Kerry Properties Ltd)
CYS Associates (Hong Kong) Ltd
C M Wong & Associates Ltd
WT Partnership (HK) Ltd
WSP Hong Kong Ltd
AXXA Group Ltd
main superstructure contractor
Hien Lee Engineering Co Ltd