Hampshire Park (also known as 6-8 Persiaran Hampshire) is an exclusive high rise condominium residing along Persiaran Hampshire, within KLCC enclave. It was developed by renowned developer, Tan & Tan Developments, which is a subsidiary of IGB.
The prestigious developer is a common name for several developments in the country and it was established since 1971. Today, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of IGB, a main board listed company in Bursa Malaysia. Among recent projects developed by Tan & Tan are Hampshire Place, U-Thant Residence, Seri Maya and Cendana on Jalan Sultan Ismail.
Living in KLCC enclave, one should not worry to about amenities and facilities needed for everyday living. Within 5-minute walk, there are several restaurants and cafes offering local and foreign delicacies. Just in-front of Hampshire Park is Euro Deli Grill Restaurant. Within a short walk, residents can fulfill their taste buds with local delicacies offering at OldTown Kopitiam, Rasa Sayang Restaurant, Stadium Negara Restaurant, The Deccan and Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Kg Pandan.
For more fancy options, residents can take about 10 minutes walk or just a short drive to Suria KLCC and have fine to casual dining from top named restaurants such as Starbucks, Dome, Madam Kwan Restaurant and Nandos to name a few. Not only that, Suria KLCC offers more than just a dining destination, it also houses top designer brands clothing stores such as Prada, Dunhill, Burberry, Gucci, Versace and Mont Blanc.
There several other shopping malls located nearby Hampshire Park, such as Ampang Park shopping center, The Pavilion, Sungai Wang Plaza, Lot 10 and Starhill. Plus, it is also within 200 meters to the KLCC Putra LRT allowing user to access various destinations with the efficient light rail train service offered.
In addition, for nightlife excitements, Hampshire Park is also located near to the Jalan P Ramlee which is a favorite clubbing spot for expatriates and locals. Not only that, residents can also take a walk to the famous Zouk club.
There are several other residential neighboring Hampshire Park, including 2 Hampshire, Panorama, Jelita Court, D’Mayang, Hampshire Residences, Crimson Court, and Phileo Promenade; which all located within 200 meters from Hampshire Park. Adding to that, there are also a number of new residential in remaining vacant land, including currently developed Hampshire Place, and proposed 29-storey and 30-storey apartments.
One of the drawbacks of Hampshire Park is its units only comprise of 2+1 bedrooms for units measuring 1,891 sf or even 2,010 sf. With only 2+1 bedrooms, this condominium is not suitable for bigger family even with more than 2 kids. In addition, there are several other options available in the area which offers 3+1 bedrooms with similar price range.
For the mean time, living in the Hampshire neighborhood is really appealing and pampered by lush greenery surrounding the area. But with massive developments and numerous planned projects to be commenced any time soon, the area will turn into a concrete jungle, just like most of residential mushrooming within KLCC vicinity.
Persiaran Hampshire is located between Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang. Both roads are among the worst congested roads in Kuala Lumpur. Only if you are traveling during awkward hours, then you will not suffer the problem. Expect travel time of 10 minutes for each kilometer while you are stuck in the traffic during peak hours.
There are too many residential around Persiaran Hampshire making it the highest density area in the entire KLCC enclave. Also, the rental rate in the area is very competitive. This phenomenon is worsened by the occupancy rate in the area is still below 40%, and most tenants prefer to reside in Persiaran KLCC area due to the sense of residential feel, low density and better KLCC view for the moment.
There was an explosion at Hampshire Park on May 8th 2011 that involved a 61-year old British expat. It is not clear which of the two blocks was affected. It is believed that an incorrect installation that resulted in gas leak at one of the units on the 17th floor was the cause of the tragedy. The incident had blown up almost the entire unit, except for the bathroom. However, the issue was promptly dealt with and there are no outstanding safety issues.
Hampshire Park, KLCC
Hampshire Park, KLCC