April 23, 2015 / Market Insights

A New Lifestyle District for London

Songhua Ni, president of Reignwood Investments UK, explains why London's landmark Ten Trinity Square is more than just a property development

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Tell us about Reignwood…
Reignwood is a multinational investor and developer led by our visionary chairman, Dr Chanchai Ruayrungruang. We operate globally with headquarters in Beijing and offices in Singapore, Thailand, Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Ten Trinity Square is the vision of Reignwood Investments UK, which specializes in real-estate development and hospitality. The rebuilding of Ten Trinity Square is a long-term investment and showcases our chairman’s mission to promote both business and cultural exchange between China, Asia, and the West.

Songhua Ni, president of Reignwood Investments UK, at the UN Ballroom, Ten Trinity Square, London. Photograph: Paul RaesideHow did you “discover” Ten Trinity Square?
We saw great potential in the prime central London residential market, and spotted a gap in availability of residences suitable for ultra-high-net-worth individuals seeking a subtle, refined offering in the City. We were drawn by the opportunity to acquire and restore the iconic, strategically located Ten Trinity Square building. The development places Reignwood Group at the heart of the area’s residential regeneration. It is a rare jewel in the heart of historic London.

Why is London so important from a global perspective?
London is a global financial center and a truly cosmopolitan city, ideally located to support West-East relations. The city has a long history as a global trading hub and of welcoming investment and talented people from all over the world. London’s reliable economic status, political stability, tax regimes, and growing levels of new-build homes make it a wise investment.

And from a luxury property perspective?
London has surpassed New York and Tokyo as the millionaire capital of the world. While there is a plethora of prime property on the market in west London, this area of the City lacks luxury residential property for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, yet it is emerging as the location of choice for global multinational corporations.

Ten Trinity Square will therefore offer investors the rare chance to purchase part of London’s history. This development marks the emergence of a new residential and lifestyle district in the City.

Under the expert development of Reignwood Group, London's historic Ten Trinity Square is set to become one of the city's most exclusive addresses. Following a meticulous restoration, the Grade II* listed building will be home to Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and 41 residences managed by Four Seasons, boasting panoramic views over London. The building will also house a private members club as well as a wealth of luxury amenities.
Apart from property, what are you passionate about?
One of my greatest passions is wine. Reignwood has an excellent relationship with some of the world’s leading vintners, including Château Latour. Ten Trinity Square will have a Château Latour room within the private members’ club, a partnership I am particularly excited about.

Songhua Ni was photographed exclusively for Christie's International Real Estate at Ten Trinity Square's historic UN Ballroom. Portrait: Paul Raeside. Stylist: Abigail Edwards. Furniture: Vitra Grand Repos armchair and Eero Saarinen marble side table, both courtesy The Conran Shop. 
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Dominic Lutyens
writes about design and architecture for the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The Guardian

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