2013-11-04 | Southwest China


Wharf has established a reputation in Hong Kong for developing prestigiouscommercial properties in prime locations over several decades. Its landmark Harbour City and Times Square havewon acclaim for superior management service. The company has applied thesame expertise and sensitivity to thedevelopment of Chengdu InternationalFinance Square (Chengdu IFS) at thegateway to western China.

Wharf modeled Chengdu IFS after another of its trademark properties, Wheelock Square in the center of Shanghai, which offers a compelling blend of world-class architecture, efficient and attractive design withoutstanding property management. It is a unique service-oriented office complex, and is clearly differentiated from standard office buildings in HongKong and Shanghai.

Chengdu IFS is located at the heart of Chengdu, one of China’s megacities with a population of over 15 million. It is a landmark building that redefines the city’s central business district, attracting premium tenants who will benefit from its proximity to a highquality commercial and residential district that is conveniently linked to the city’s major transport network. It is also likely to thrive as Chengdu’s financial industry expands rapidly.

The property is situated on Hongxing Road, Chengdu’sprime commercial districtat the junction of the city’stwo axes and three ringroads, which attracts millions of visitors every day. Thesite has superb transport connectivity with access to two Metro lines (Lines 2 and3) and is just a 30-minutetaxi ride to the international airport. The convenience of Chengdu IFS’s location notonly benefits internationalexecutives, it also keeps thelocal community coming backtime and again.

The comprehensive complexis comprised of two 50-storypremium towers, reaching a height of248 meters; a luxurious apartment building; a five-star hotel; and a top quality mega shopping mall. Level 7 isdesignated for public use with superb restaurants and art galleries, and levels8 to 50 are office floors available for lease. Chengdu IFS meets the international standard ofpremium grade-A officetowers. The spaciousopen-plan offices havehigh ceilings, appealingviews and share a greenroof garden. Indeed,it is an oasis within Chengdu.

In addition, Chengdu IFS is more than acomplex of isolated units, it is “market-place”where financial serviceproviders congregate tooffer banking facilities, transact businessand network.

Indeed, Chengdu IFS possesses all theelements that make it an ideal locationfor international businesses. Leadingfinancial enterprises, accounting firms,law firms and multinational companiescan congregate at this prestigiousaddress, attracted by its growing statusas Chengdu’s commercial financial huband metropolitan lifestyle.

Wharf’s latest landmark projectconfirms once again that the companyis in the vanguard of internationalproperty developers and managersof multifunctional complexes in Asia.Prospective tenants are invited to visitthe Chengdu IFS show suite and mockup floor. Banks and other financialfirms in particular are likely to discoverthat their presence is indispensible forpromoting their brands and developingtheir operations in this fast-growing,dynamic city.