The Reserve List site at Kampong Bugis has been removed from the 1H2022 Reserve List due to delays in the completion of soil remediation works at the site. The Government will review the development staging plans for the site.
In announcing the tender on Monday (Mar 14), the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) also said it will remove a white site at Kampong Bugis from the H1 2022 reserve list with immediate effect, due to delays in the completion of soil remediation works. Development staging plans for this site will be placed under review by the government.
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URA will also be removing a White site at Kampong Bugis from the 1H2022 Reserve List with immediate effect, due to delays in the completion of soil remediation works at the site. The Government will review the development staging plans for the Kampong Bugis site.
Situated next to Kallang Basin with an extensive water frontage and nestled within the existing park, the 8.29 ha site is envisioned to be an attractive residential precinct that is car-lite, community-centric and sustainable.
The site offers a unique opportunity for a master developer to plan and phase the development, incorporate district-wide urban solutions to shape a sustainable residential precinct with well curated public spaces and lush landscaping and greenery.
A flexible payment scheme and a phased-development approach is drawn up to allow the master developer to implement Kampong Bugis precinct over a period of up to 13 years in tandem with market demand.
The master developer can purchase part of the site in the first phase and take up options for the remaining phases. The land prices of the later phases are paid only when the options are exercised.
Kampong Bugis is in close proximity to the Lavender MRT station, Kallang MRT station and Bendemeer MRT station which provide easy access to the city centre at Raffles Place and Marina Bay, key commercial nodes such as Paya Lebar Central and other parts of the island.
The precinct is also plugged into the larger cycling network along Kallang River, Kallang Road and Crawford Street that offers convenient access to the city and other parts of the island.
|Site Area (1)|
|Lease Period (2)||99 years|
|Land Use Zoning||White Site|
|Maximum Gross Floor Area||390,000 m2|
|Maximum Building Height (3)||120 m to 150 m|
|Project Completion Period (4)||84 months|
The Land Parcel, bounded by Kallang Road, Crawford Street, Rochor Canal and Kallang River is located within the Kampong Bugis precinct. With its strategic location next to the Kallang Basin, the site enjoys an attractive and rare extent of water frontage right at the city fringe, and is highly visible from Nicoll Highway.
The close proximity of the site to the Lavender (EWL) MRT station, Kallang (EWL) MRT station and Bendemeer (DTL) MRT station provides for easy connection via public transport to the city centre at Raffles Place and Marina Bay, as well as key commercial nodes such as Paya Lebar Central.
The site will be connected to the city’s larger cycling network, such as the Bishan to City cycling route along the Kallang River, and cycling paths along trunk roads such as Kallang Road and Crawford Street. A wide variety of sports and entertainment options at the Singapore Sports Hub, and food choices at the North Bridge Road market and Golden Mile Food Centre are also within easy reach by foot or bicycle.
In its early days, Kampong Bugis was already a settlement for various communities. As far back as the 1800s, Kampong Bugis was home to the Orang Laut and Bugis, where its waterfront location at the confluence of the two rivers was the natural home for the seafaring communities. In 1862, the Kallang Gas Works was established at the corner of Kampong Bugis, supplying piped gas for street lighting, homes and industries. New communities, including workers and merchants settled in the nearby areas, benefitting from the area’s proximity to the city and work places. The Kallang Gasworks eventually relocated to Senoko in 1998, paving the way for the rejuvenation of Kampong Bugis.
Today, the precinct continues to be home to new communities. Existing developments within the precinct include The Riverine Condominium by the Park, Kallang Riverside condominium, Kallang Rivergreen building and the conserved Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar temple. The Kallang Riverside Park at the banks of the Kallang Basin also serves as a tranquil recreational spot for urbanites and workers in the area.
The Land Parcel, with an estimated nett site area of around 8.29 ha, offers an unprecedented opportunity for a single master developer to comprehensively plan, develop and inject life into a quality residential precinct, supported by well-curated amenities and an attractive and welcoming public realm. The scale of the development would allow the Master Developer to incorporate innovative urban solutions to achieve the vision for the precinct to be car-lite, sustainable and community centric.
The precinct has been gazetted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as a car-lite precinct and shall be planned to encourage active commuting and public transport usage over private cars. In line with this intention, the car parking provision for the residential developments will be half of the prevailing Range-based Parking Provision Standards. The precinct is envisaged to be highly permeable, with an efficient network of walking, cycling and barrier-free connections to key transport nodes, amenities and the waterfront. Measures to promote sustainable travel choices, such as provisions for Electric Vehicles (EV) shall be adopted. The vehicular network, while occupying minimal at-grade space, shall also cater for efficient movement of cars, service and delivery vehicles and prioritise pedestrians’ safety and convenience.
Nestled in a park-like setting by the waterfront, with a minimum 5.0 ha of public park space and green fingers extending across the precinct, the developments will further enhance the greenery provision by adopting biophilic design with extensive skyrise greenery to achieve the 100% Landscape Replacement Area requirement. Passive design and precinctwide urban solutions shall be adopted to build a sustainable precinct. This would include but is not limited to the implementation of district-level pneumatic waste conveyance system, precinct-wide storm water management system, and other innovative technology and solutions that optimize resources and minimize carbon footprint.
The precinct shall incorporate a series of well-designed and welcoming public spaces at various scales to cater to both residents within the precinct, the surrounding communities and the public at large. The public realm shall be complemented with well-placed facilities and amenities that will encourage community interaction, bring convenience to residents and inject vibrancy to key activity nodes. The existing Kallang Riverside Park shall be transformed into a lush riverine park incorporating Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) features, and designed with the ecology, hydrology and heritage of the area in mind.