Launch of Origin Homes Exchange Point in Hong Kong: The ultimate cosmopolitan lifestyle in Manchester that drives investment with a significant historic heritage value

PUBLISHED ON Feb 1, 2018

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Launch of Origin Homes Exchange Point in Hong Kong

The ultimate cosmopolitan lifestyle in Manchester that drives investment with a significant historic heritage value



(February 1, Hong Kong) Ashton Hawks is delighted to announce its collaboration with award-winning developer, Select Property Group, to launch Origin Homes Exchange Point in Hong Kong.

Origin Homes Exchange Point is located right in Manchester, one of the most prominent locations surrounded by avant-garde office complexes well blended with cultural and entertaining facilities. The over two-million-worth (in Hong Kong currency) 17-storey luxury apartment houses a total of 147 units, with choices of studio and 1-to-3 bedroom(s) available. It targets at the sophisticated who cast an eye on the upside potential of the property market in Manchester, those who love the CBD convenience yet also determined to get the iconic luxury touch in their vibrant city life.


Manchester is known as the Red Bricks City, with a long, dedicated history well known to the world started with the Industrial Revolution of Year 1800, being coined “Cottonopolis,” a city of cotton where the first steam-driven textile mill was opened. Despite the rich industrial heritage, Manchester has been striving to bolster its investment value and has taken home titles like “Highest Growth in Property Price,” and “Highest Rental Yield” after Brexit. From the property investment point of view, Brexit is a great decision beneficial to the United Kingdom’s economy. Since the UK joined the European Union (EU) in 1973, the EU GDP had fluctuated and failed to replicate the peak recorded in 1989. With Brexit, the UK, after more than 40 years, is in charge of its own trade policy, which means free trade deals and an influx of investment projects. In return, there’s a rise in the UK’s property price, and among the cities, Manchester marked the highest growth with a record of 7.9% (Oct, 2017) contrasted to 6.7% (Oct, 2016) whereas Birmingham, placed second, only has 7.3% (Oct, 2017) as compared to 6.2% (Oct, 2016). Put together the cost of doing business, Manchester doesn’t disappoint, ranks first again with the lowest investment cost among 10 European cities*. It’s no wonder BBC headquarters moved from London to MediaCity, Manchester and world-leading brands and organizations like adidas, Google, HSBC, Bank of China, Louis Vuitton, Siemens, Deloitte, Microsoft, KPMG, Kellogg’s, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barclays, Marks & Spenser, etc. all chose to settle in this auspicious city.

(*Source: Financial Times, NPP Investment, and Mail Online)


Apparently, Origin Homes Exchange Point possesses immense potential as it is located precisely in Manchester but not the outskirts of Greater Manchester where many investors got confused: Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county comprised of ten boroughs, including the very promising Manchester. Some properties are located far away from Manchester but within the Greater Manchester boundary are mistaken for their location. With its dominating advantage of situating in close proximity to the CBD, a mere 3-minute-walk to Spinningfield, and an ample supply of luxury retail stores and leisure spots, Origin Homes Exchange Point delivers an invincible strong standing in the market. The elaborate apartment encompassed itself an extensive transportation network, including trains, buses, the Metrolink Network, the Manchester City Centre Metroshuttle etc., offering great accessibility to different cities; the three main train stations at Victoria, Salford Central, and Piccadilly are only a 9-minute, 10-minute, and 15-minute walk away respectively.  To pamper the modish style of its residents, high-end shopping centres and posy restaurants are right in the neighborhood. Selfridges (like The Landmark in Hong Kong) is a mere 6-minute walk away, and so are Harvey Nichols and Manchester Arndale whereas Deansgate, celebrities’ favourite spot for dining and leisure takes 2 minutes, to take a longer walk of 5 minutes, one can reach Spinningfield dining precinct. Craving to soak in the Chinese culture? The Chinatown, crowned the third largest in Europe, takes a 10-minute walk. The prestigious address of Origin Homes Exchange Point, carrying the opulent M1, M3 postcode, offers not only a distinctive status but also the upscale convenience, provided also for the fact that housing supply in the area is very scarce, this precious apartment building is indeed a priceless gem in the demanding market.


The developer, Select Property Group, is an award-winning company in the United Kingdom built up with investment experts and professional property consultants, one of the UK’s finest that turns pieces of land into multi-billion-pound real estate sectors, in which investors have gained tremendous returns throughout the years. Origin Homes Exchange Point is vowed to be the next big success based on all the advantageous factors and not to mention the upcoming infrastructure projects: £650M Regeneration in MediaCity, £1B Manchester Airport Regeneration by 2030, £14B High Speed Rail 2 Expansion Project by 2033, and £2.1B Metrolink Expansion by 2030.  This means an overwhelming support from not only the government but also political alliance, and property values in Manchester will significantly be increased. Not to mention Citysuites, Select Property Group’s top-rated luxury serviced apartment, that located right across from Origin Homes Exchange Point housing Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and star players Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus. The area is gleaming with prospering growth at an incredible pace, benefitting from the yearning demand for residential property that offers decent convenience matching the individual’s luxurious lifestyle, and most importantly, favourable investment potential.


Ashton Hawks, on the other hand, is also honored to offer this exceptional opportunity to buyers in Hong Kong, to help open up the dynamic economy for investment. Having been introducing foreign properties to buyers for years, Ashton Hawks has received huge interest especially from high net worth clients, and is aware of their keenness to further invest in overseas property market, with a particular interest shown in the United Kingdom. “The United Kingdom has a very optimistic future after Brexit, and in particular, Manchester, which has already surpassed London in property growth. Its lowest investment cost has by now attracted big corporations like BBC to relocate in MediaCity,” said Kingston Lai, Managing Director of Ashton Hawks and former Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Origin Homes Exchange Point has captured the opportune essence of the market and year 2018 is the ideal timing to invest in Manchester, with the overall blooming economy and positive political influence. “China’s President Xi Jinping visited Manchester and unveiled the new direct flight service from Manchester to Beijing, also the Beijing Construction Engineering Group became a 20% joint equity partner in Manchester’s Airport City, pumping the business district almost  £800M cash. The capital inflow will decisively draw in more businesses and investments, provided for the fact that land supply in Manchester is totally insufficient, property prices are definitely going up as a result of the demanding quest,” Lai further stated. Taken into consideration the above, not only is it the perfect time to invest in Manchester but Ashton Hawks is also very confident and dedicated to unveiling this precious residential project to Hong Kong investors.


The launch of Origin Homes Exchange Point in Hong Kong will take place on February 3-4, 2018 at Regal Ballroom, Basement 1, Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.


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About Select Property Group

Select Property Group is an award-winning developer, seller and operator of world-leading property investments operating since 2004. With offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Select Property Group creates lucrative property investments and delivers returns to investors based in 117 countries worldwide.


About Ashton Hawks

Ashton Hawks was established by a group of renowned investment gurus and private collectors who laid the very foundation of the discerning Ashton Hawks, balancing luxury leisure lifestyle and investment. Our headquarter office is located in Hong Kong, with overseas branches in Bangkok and Vietnam. Ashton Hawks’ real estate portfolio is as diverse in style as it is in mega-estate location across the globe, and caters to luxury lifestyles of all kinds. Ashton Hawks takes pride in being a boutique yet original real estate consultant in the luxury market segment for the ultra-affluent.


About Origin Homes Exchange Point

Project Origin Homes Exchange Point
Developer Select Property Group
Location Chapel Street, M3 7NH, Manchester
Legal Tenure 250 years from March 2017 leasehold apartment
Site Area NFA 436 – 1,232 sq.ft.
Type of development Luxury apartment comprised of 147 units spread across 17 floors
Unit Sizes 15 x Studio

53 x One Bedroom

71 x Two Bedrooms

7 x Three Bedrooms

Facilities & Services 24/7 Digital Concierge

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