2 Hampshire (also known as II Hampshire) is a low density luxury condominium located along Persiaran Hampshire, near to KLCC enclave. It is located in between of Hampshire Park and Hampshire Place. It is the second high-end condominium by Beneton Properties in KLCC, after Stonor Park. 2 Hampshire and Stonor Park were launched in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
The luxury condominium houses a total of 93 units in two towers. It offers exclusivity and privacy living with its low density feature as well as having only two units on each floor. The exclusivity feature is added with two lifts provided together with a private foyer for individual access. 2 Hampshire suitable for family living, as each unit measures from 2,440 – 3,321 sf.
For the furnishings, main and secondary entrances are built with timber doors. The developer furnishes the flooring with marble for private lift lobby, living, dining and master bathroom. All bedrooms are furnished with timber flooring except the maid’s bedroom which furnished with tiles. Kitchen is equipped with exhaust hood and hob, and worktop with under counter cabinet. Master bedroom, living and dining are equipped with a wall mounted air-conditioner unit in each area. While bedroom 2 and 3, and family area is each equipped with air-conditioner point.
Living within minutes away from the landmark of Kuala Lumpur, one should not worry to reach any amenities. Within short driving distance you can reach a number of shopping heavens like Suria KLCC, Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Lot 10 and Times Square. These shopping malls will surely cater you from famous eating spots to cinema to branded apparel stores. For nightlife, you can reach row of clubs and bars along Jalan P Ramlee and its surrounding area. Plus, it is also meters away from Ampang Park LRT station.
Beneton Properties is a reputable developer that also developed the high-end Stonor Park, which is the winner of FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards 2007 Residential (High Rise) Building of the Year. Besides that, it also produced Prima Ukay, Prima Villa, and Taman Tampoi Indah in Johor Baru; Taman Setia 2 in Seri Kembangan; and Plaza 138, Menara Perkeso and Alpha Court townhouses in Kuala Lumpur.
2 Hampshire is accessible via Persiaran Hampshire that connected to Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak. Persiaran Hampshire is congested mostly during peak hours, as residents have to share the road with others who work at Megan Avenue and Menara Asia Life which are just across the condominium. Not only that, bad traffic congestion from Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang also worsen the situation.
Besides that, residing in between two of the busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur and in the busiest enclave in the city might be hectic to your life. Plus, there is a planned development going to be commenced on the vacant land next to Hampshire Place. Also, there are several other projects including 29-storey and 30-storey apartments going to be started soon. As the construction works commenced, residents have to bear worse pollutions.
Looking at the price tag, 2 Hampshire is somewhat pricey for most investors. Thus, the development seems to target big shots, expatriates, and royal members for own stay. Unlike its immediate neighbors which are studios and smaller sized apartments that are more suitable for rental.
Due to its high tagging price, 2 Hampshire was not sold very well by the developer. Even by the end of 2006, loads of units are still available despite after 2 years being in the market. This should indicate a slow demand for the property, even though it was launched back then when our country’s economy was still nourishing before being hit by the global economic downturn.
There is a little oversupply of residential within the small area along Persiaran Hampshire including Hampshire Park, Hampshire Residences, and Hampshire Place; as well as around the vicinity like K Residence, Panorama, Jelita Court, Taragon Puteri YKS, D’Mayang, and Crimson Court. There is also a possibility that other residential will be filled out before 2 Hampshire, as other immediate competitors are priced far less around RM600 psf. But if you are buying for own stay, this luxury condo is definitely a notch above the rest.