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Future Bidadari estate to maintain greenery, heritage

The upcoming Bidadari housing estate will retain its greenery and heritage, according to the Housing and Development Board (HDB).

Aside from building a regional park, the 93-ha town will also “creatively incorporate” historical elements complementing the existing Bidadari Memorial Garden where the tombstones of 21 prominent early citizens are located.

The HDB also envisions Bidadari to be a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly town while offering easy access to transport nodes and places of interest. This will make the estate a “distinctive and sustainable tranquil urban oasis”.

The former cemetery stopped undertaking burials in 1972 and was exhumed in the early 2000s. The area is currently frequented by joggers.

Around 12,000 HDB and private homes will be built on the site which is bordered by Bartley Road, Upper Serangoon Road, Sennett Estate and Mount Vernon Road.

Infrastructure development including earthworks and site preparation are expected to start by year’s end while the initial HDB Build-to-Order (BTO) launch could take place in 2015, with the first flats completed by 2018.

HDB is inviting up to five planners and consultants for an Expression of Interest (EOI) exercise to develop the estate’s masterplan. In addition, it is looking for a team to design, construct and maintain a public housing project in the estate.

The EOI will close on 6 August while the tender for the masterplan is expected to be awarded by November and completed next February.

Source Property Guru – 2012 Aug 1


URA grants provisional permission to several projects

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) awarded provisional permission (PP) to several large projects in the second quarter, including two mega developments by M+S Pte Ltd, a tie-up between Temasek Holdings and Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional.

In April, M+S received PP for a mixed development at Ophir/Rochor Roads, which will include 350 hotel rooms, 670 apartments, 4,650 sq m of retail space and 64,010 sq m of offices.

The consortium also received PP for its Marina One mega project at Marina Way/Straits View in May. The project comprises 1,006 apartments, 208,310 sq m of office space and 12,030 sq m of retail amenities.

A group led by GuocoLand also secured URA’s provisional approval for a mixed development located above Tanjong Pagar MRT station, which will feature offices, shops, apartments and hotel rooms.

Moreover, the URA awarded provisional approval to Seletar Mall Pte Ltd to build 17,840 sq m of shopping space at Sengkang West Avenue/Fernvale Road as well as PLC 8 Development to develop shopping facilities and multiple-user factory space at Lavender Street.

Sim Lian also secured PP for a retail-residential development at Jelebu/Petir Roads. Meanwhile, JTC Corporation and LTH Logistics Singapore have been awarded provisional permission for CleanTech Two and a warehouse development at Banyan Drive respectively.

ECO at Bedok South Avenue 3 by Far East Organization, Frasers Centrepoint and Sekisui House likewise clinched PP, along with Hoi Hup group for a project at Kovan/Simon Roads and SP Setia International for a condo development along Chestnut Avenue.

Mount V Development, a partnership between City Developments, Hong Leong Holdings and TID also earned PP for a condo project at Mount Vernon Road.

Source PropertyGuru – 2012 Jul 30