Category Archives: Office

Citimac Industrial Complex up for enbloc sale again

The freehold development in the heart of Tai Seng industrial and commercial hub is up for sale again. The 110-unit industrial property of 1.3 ha size in MacPherson Road, Citimac Industrial Complex, has been put up for collective sale with a price tag of at least $430 million this time.

The eventual buyer would have to pay an additional $99 million in development charge (DC) for intensifying the land use — translating to a cost of $1,081 psf per plot ratio.

The redevelopment site is zoned “Business 1-White”, with a gross plot ratio of 3.5 under the URA Master Plan 2014. It can potentially yield a maximum gross floor area of 489,262 sq ft, of which at least 349,473 sq ft has to be for Business 1 or light industrial use, with the remaining for “white” use, which includes retail or commercial uses.

The white component is ideal for retail and F&B, such as cafes, restaurants and foodcourts, to tap on the growing catchment of workers in this up-and-coming F&B cluster, as well as residents in the neighbourhood,

BreadTalk Group, Sakae Holdings, Charles & Keith, Tee Yih Jia Group, Malaysia Dairy Industries and Lian Beng Group are among the many big names in the vicinity.

In February Mapletree opened its mixed-use development 18 Tai Seng, which boasts tenants such as Liao Fan Hawker Chan, Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta and Tim Ho Wan.

PLQ to incorporate co-working spaces

Australian developer Lendlease is jumping on the co-working bandwagon and taking its employees along with it. Co-working spaces are working environments shared by people employed by different companies. One hundred of its five-hundred-and-fifty staff here will be moving into a co-working space at OUE Downtown in the Central Business District, partially in preparation for similar zones at its own upcoming office towers at the Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ).

Lendlease chief executive Tony Lombardo said the company’s PLQ development would “definitely” have a co-working element. The PLQ project is expected to have about one million sq ft of Grade A office space across three 13- to 14-storey blocks and accomodate around 10,000 workers. Lendlease said it is in talks with multinational corporations over the leasing of space there.

The developer will be hoping to replicate the success it has enjoyed at its A$6 billion (S$6.4 billion) development in Barangaroo South, Sydney. Lendlease built three skyscrapers there of 2.8 million sq ft, to the entire Sydney Central Business District.The three towers has committed leases for almost full occupancy. The floor plates of the PLQ offices will be large, similar to those of the Sydney towers, ranging from 2,200 sq m to 3,000 sq m.

PLQ would be a “new place in Singapore in terms of connectivity and quality of the environment” according to Lendlease. The company is keen on expanding its urban regeneration portfolio and wants to win at least two to four urban regeneration projects in the next five years in Asia. Naturally, it has its eyes set on Singapore’s master developer projects.

New Paya Lebar Condo @ Katong Fringe ready for sale

The Park Place Residences at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), a 429-unit development which will be the third condo project to hit the market this year after The Clement Canopy in Clementi and Grandeur Park Residences in Tanah Merah, will open for a preview tomorrow.

The $3.2 billion PLQ – being jointly developed by Lendlease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority – will feature a mall, three office towers and three residential blocks. Developer Lendlease yesterday said it is confident there will be a good take-up for the 99-year leasehold Paya Lebar project.

Lendlease plans to sell 171 apartments, or 40 per cent of the total units at Park Place Residences, as part of its first release. Park Place Residences will have 117 one-bedroom units, between 480 sq ft and 580 sq ft in size, with prices starting at $780,000. Meanwhile, the price for 234 two-bedroom apartments, between 650 sq ft and 900 sq ft, will start from $1 million. The remaining 78 three-bedroom units, between 1,080 sq ft and 1,350 sq ft, will be priced from $1.6 million.

The prices should work out to an average of about $1,560 psf to $1,610 psf. This would make Park Place Residences the priciest condo project out this year. Average prices at both The Clement Canopy and Grandeur Park Residences are below $1,400 psf. Park Place Residences will be launched for sale on March 25.

Concurrently the MOF has just announced a set of updated initiatives for property. It includes changes to SSD among others — http://www.mof.gov.sg/news-reader/articleid/1795/parentid/59/year/2017?category=Press%20Release

New Quarter in Paya Lebar by 2018

The massive upcoming mixed development in Paya Lebar Central will comprise seven buildings on a 3.9-hectare site. The S$3.2 billion project – Paya Lebar Quarter – will feature a retail mall, three office towers and three private residential blocks.

The developer Lendlease said the development will transform the Paya Lebar area into a “vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city precinct”. Over 200 stores and entertainment options across the seven-storey mall, with about 30 per cent of the tenants being food and beverage operators.

Paya Lebar Quarter has a total gross floor area of about 1.8 million sq ft. About 100,000 sq ft at the development have been set aside as public spaces, and will include cycling path and lush greenery.

The first two anchor tenants to sign up at Paya Lebar Quarter are supermart NTUC Fairprice Finest, which will occupy 22,000 sq ft of space, and foodcourt Kopitiam, which will take up 15,000 sq ft of space. The development will also have about one million sq ft of Grade A office space across three 13- to 14-storey blocks, which can house up to some 10,000 workers.

The office and retail components of the development are expected to be completed in the second half of 2018, while the residential component – the 429-unit Park Place Residences – will be completed only in the first half of 2019.

 

Katong Shopping Centre may go enbloc again

Katong Shopping Centre (KSC) in Katong/East Coast area is making a third time try at the collective sale market, with a asking price of about $630m. More than 80% of owners have agreed to the proposed sale. CDL owns 60 units and 323 carpark spaces in the mall. KSC is built in 1973, at a cost of $20m to CDL.

The psf price of %2248 is seen high in today’s market. The 86,924 sqft site with plot ratio of 3.0 is zoned for commercial and residential use. The current gross floor area (GFA) is 280,203sqft. The agent responsible for the collective sale, Cushman & Wakefield, is applying to URA for outline permission for full commercial site.

The venue is also a prime ideal for additions and alterations to recreate a landmark mall in Katong. A potential 32K sqft space may be set aside for medical suites. The site is within 500-600m of the future MRT stations of Marine Parade and Amber. The tender is due 8 Sept 2016.

 

 

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Paya Lebar project to be ready by 2018

A tender for the plum site at Paya Lebar Central, between the MRT station, Tanjong Katong Complex and City Plaza, was won by a consortium including Lend Lease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). A mixed development including offices, retail space and 429 residential homes will be built on the site.

According to market rumours the residential component will be launched for sale in 2017. This is the first time the Australian Development group will be developing homes in Singapore. The project is given the approval to build 91,340sqm of office space and 43,740 sqm of retail space in addition to the 429 homes.  A maxium of 164,794 sqm of gross floor space is available for development. The TOP of the project is expected to be in 2018.

SingPost’s new mall to capitalise on e-commerce

Singapore Post (SingPost) is redeveloping its centre at Paya Lebar to capitalise on the boom in e-commerce and cater to changing needs of consumers. A new $150 million mall, which will be completed around mid-2017, will offer both “online and offline shopping”.

Online retailers will be able to set up shop at the centre, where shoppers will be able to browse their products before making purchases and delivery arrangements via in-house computers.

Delivery services will also be offered to customers who shop “offline” at traditional stores that will also be in the 25,000 sq m mall, which will be developed at the Singapore Post Centre (SPC) next to Paya Lebar MRT station.

Golden Village Multiplex and Kopitiam foodcourt will be anchor tenants at the new mall. SingPost will manage the complex but it said it remains open to potential partnerships to jointly run the development.