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KL gets glimpse of Berkeley’s new luxury apartments

KUALA LUMPUR: UK developer Berkeley Group is developing a new collection of luxury apartments in central London’s district of Westminster, home to the country’s seat of government.

Abell & Cleland is a development of 206 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom concierge-serviced apartments. The first phase of the development, Abell House, comprises 143 homes and an exclusive launch will take place in Kuala Lumpur today till Sunday at the Mandarin Oriental.

Abell & Cleland has a striking modern design and will be set within landscaped grounds. In a statement recently, Paul Vallone, managing director at Berkeley (Urban Renaissance), said: “The homes are finished to the high specification and exacting standards which have become synonymous with Berkeley, and we are anticipating significant interest from investors and owner occupiers alike.”

Its striking design is complemented with bespoke interiors featuring parquet flooring, high specification kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

The bathrooms are finished in marble and limestone and fitted with fine white porcelain suites. Facilities include a full gymnasium, pool, sauna and a business suite at their disposal in Cleland House. It also offers 24-hour concierge service and secure car-parking facilities.

Nearby Westminster Underground Station provides access to Circle, District and Jubilee lines, and within the borough of Westminster, virtually all of London’s 11 Underground lines may be accessed — as well as the river bus service at Westminster, Embankment and Millbank piers.

The project is within easy reach of the River Thames and the Tate Britain with access to some of the capital’s most renowned universities. It is also within walking distance of Downing Street and St James’s Park. Westminster is also home to Trafalgar Square’s museums and galleries as well as the West End theatres.

Berkeley is listed on the London Stock Exchange and was voted Housebuilder of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Henry Butcher Malaysia is the appointed marketing agent for Abell & Cleland in Malaysia.

This article appeared in The Edge Financial Daily on August 10, 2012.

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