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Aussie firm linked to world’s richest woman buys Sentosa condos

A company linked to Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is acquiring two units at Seven Palms, a Sentosa Cove condo project by SC Global Developments for S$57.2 million, according to sources who spoke to The Business Times.

Rinehart is considered the world’s richest woman with a fortune estimated at around A$30 billion (S$39 billion).

Located near Tanjong Beach, Seven Palms is a four-storey residential development that features just 41 units. Nearing completion, it is designed by award-winning Kerry Hill architects.

The firm linked to Hancock Prospecting is said to be paying around S$23.3 million for a third floor unit and nearly S$33.9 million for a unit on the fourth floor. However, the unit sizes are not known.

One industry watcher estimated that the two units are likely to have surpassed S$4,000 psf, a new benchmark for Sentosa Cove.

If the price of the fourth floor unit is indeed S$33.9 million, it would break the present record set for a duplex penthouse at Far East Organization’s Boulevard Vue project, which hit S$33.4 million in 2009. This translates to S$4,150 psf for the 8,051 sq ft unit, based on CBRE’s analysis of URA Realis caveats data.

Source : PropertyGuru – 26 Jul 2012




SC Global’s Martin No. 38 conferred two awards at the SIA Architecture Design Awards

Martin No.38 – a warehouse themed development by SC Global Developments – was awarded both the prestigious ‘Building of the Year Award’ and the top Design Award within the residential category (apartments and condominiums) at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2012.

The SIA ‘Building of the Year’ award is the highest accolade conferred by the Institute, awarded across all categories of developments from residential, commercial and institutional through to industrial, transport and infrastructure.

Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the industrial aestheticism of Martin No. 38 was inspired by the warehouse lofts of Lower Manhattan in New York and combines an urban architecture of raw concrete and base metal finishes to celebrate the rich textures and unadorned beauty of materials in their natural form.

The judges’ citation recognized the developments unconventional interpretation of luxury and commended its precise attention to detail “Martin No.38 is the most elegantly designed and well crafted building.”

They added “The form is clean and well-proportioned, providing sensible volumes to create good spaces and apartment layouts, beautiful lobbies, gardens and amenities.” The judges concluded, “Without a doubt, the architecture of Martin No.38 is arresting in its clarity, rich in meaning, and is ultimately a timeless contribution to Singapore’s architectural heritage.”

Two other developments by SC Global also received an Honourable Mention, clinching 2 out of the 3 awards conferred within the residential (apartments and condominiums) category.

An Honourable Mention was awarded to the ultra-luxurious condominium The Marq on Paterson Hill in the residential (apartments and condominiums) category, the only condominium in the world to have private cantilevered lap pools in every unit of one tower.

SC Global’s first commercial development Newton 200, an exclusive 9-storey luxurious office building also received an Honourable Mention within the commercial (office buildings) category.

Both developments were designed by SCDA Architects.