Chiang Mai property developer Koolpuntville Group this year plans to launch its second new residential project in Bangkok, worth up to Bt1 billion. The developer has already completed its first residential project, Belgravia Residences, worth Bt1.7 billion and has made sales amounting to 60 per cent of the project value.
Koolpuntville Group president Sompak Trakarnkoolpunt said the new residential project would be a luxury condominium located on Rama III Road. The building will rise to either 18 or 19 floors and prices will range from Bt85,000 to Bt90,000 per square metre.
"We have continued to expand our investment in Bangkok because we see strong demand for residential projects, especially luxury condominiums. Now we are considering whether to invest ourselves or with a partner. That will be finalised in the second half of this year," Sampak said.
Earlier, the developer set up a joint-venture firm, Pakporn, with UK-based First Oriental Investment, a subsidiary of Libra Holding, with a registered capital of Bt200 million to develop Belgravia Residences.
The luxury Belgravia Residences on Sukhumvit Soi 30/1 offers 48 luxury-condominium units starting at Bt38 million each.
"Demand for luxury residences at Sukhumvit Soi 30/1 has shown strong growth and we have adjusted the selling price from Bt127,000 to Bt135,000 per square metre. That drives our project value from Bt1.7 billion to Bt2 billion," Sompak said.
He added that the company believed that the rest of the total project value would be recovered in the second half of the year.
The Koolpuntville Group was established by Pramarn Chansue in 1987. It is now the largest property developer in Chiang Mai, with 12 residential projects worth up to Bt20 billion. It also has a land bank of 2,000 rai in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Lampang. The group announced sales of Bt1.3 billion last year and expects Bt1.2 billion this year.
At present, the company has two property projects in Chiang Mai and plans to launch three new residential projects worth Bt1.1 billion in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Lampang next year.