CBRE Comments: Tender results for commercial and residential site at Upper Serangoon Road

Desmond Sim, Head, CBRE Research, Singapore and South East Asia:

As expected, with 12 bidders, this was a highly and closely contested site. It is a testament to the developers’ hunger for sites as well as the site’s position as the epicentre of the up and coming Bidadari estate. 

Despite the condition to include a community club and neighbourhood police centre, interest in the site was strong. These features also reinforces the fact that it will be a central point of the estate, and favours the retail component as well. 

It is definitely also a bid to establish development pipeline for their business as a property developer, as well as a bid in light of a possible recovery of the residential market in the mid-term as prices are expected to trough at this point.

The attributes for this site as a mixed development are positive. Being located adjacent to a transport node , Bidadari Park and Alkaff Lake are great placemaking attributes for both the residential and commercial components.

The growing residential catchment will also bring forth confidence for a strong retail concept. It could be the new go-to spot in a neighbourhood which public housing projects have been many times oversubscribed.

The resultant development will also be enhanced with the strength of the two parties of the joint venture.


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