15 Nov 2022
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has awarded the tenders for the sites at Hillview Rise and Bukit Timah Link to the highest tenderers, namely Far East Civil Engineering (Pte.) Limited and Sekisui House, Ltd. for the site at Hillview Rise; and Bukit One Pte. Ltd. for the site at Bukit Timah Link.
The sites at Hillview Rise and Bukit Timah Link were launched for tender on 31 August 2022. The tenders for these sites closed on 3 November 2022. The sites were offered for sale on 99-year lease terms.
Details of the awarded sites and the successful tenderers are provided below:
($PSM of GFA)
|Hillview Rise||Residential||10,395.2 m²||29,107 m²||Far East Civil Engineering (Pte.) Limited and Sekisui House, Ltd.||$320,777,000
|Bukit Timah Link||Residential||4,611.1 m²||13,834 m²||Bukit One Pte. Ltd.||$200,001,888
4 Nov 2022
AN AIR of caution prevailed at the latest government land sales (GLS) tender closings for two 99-year leasehold private housing sites near Beauty World and Hillview MRT stations.
The number of bids received was below market expectations.
However, the top bids for both plots came in within the range of expectations indicated by property consultants polled by The Business Times before the tenders for the two sites closed on Thursday (Nov 3).
The Hillview Rise site, which can generate about 335 homes, received four bids. A partnership between Far East Organization and Sekisui House placed the top bid of S$320.78 million, or nearly S$1,024 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr).
The site along Bukit Timah Link, a stone’s throw from Beauty World MRT station, fetched five bids.
Bukit Sembawang Estates’ top bid of S$200 million or S$1,343.13 psf ppr was 15.7 per cent more than the second-highest bid from Wing Tai.
3 Nov 2022
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) closed the tender for the two sites at Hillview Rise and Bukit Timah Link today.
The public tender for the two sites at Hillview Rise and Bukit Timah Link were launched on 31 August 2022.
|Ranking||Name of Tenderer||TENDERED SALE PRICE ($)||TENDERED SALE PRICE IN $PSM OF GFA||TENDERED SALE PRICE IN $PSF OF GFA|
|1||Far East Civil Engineering (Pte.) Limited|
and Sekisui House, Ltd
|2||CDL Constellation Pte Ltd||$316,800,000||$10,883.98||$1,011|
|3||United Venture Development (No. 6) Pte.|
|4||Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd and Sim Lian|
Development Pte Ltd
31 Aug 2022
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has released two residential sites at Bukit Timah Link and Hillview Rise for sale today under the Confirmed List of the second half 2022 (2H2022) Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme. Together, these two sites can yield about 495 residential units.
The tender for the Bukit Timah Link and Hillview Rise sites will close at 12 noon on 3 November 2022.
|Location||Bukit Timah Link||Hillview Rise|
|Site Area||4,611.1 sqm (1)||10,395.2 sqm|
|Land Use Zoning||Residential||Residential|
|Maximum Gross Floor Area (GFA)||13,834 sqm||29,107 sqm|
|Maximum Building Height||Max 20 storeys|
153m SHD (2)
120m SHD (2)
|Estimated Number of Housing Units||160 units (3)||335 units (3)|
|Lease Period||99 years||99 years|
(1) Subject to cadastral survey
(2) Building height is based on Singapore Height Datum
(3) Actual number of housing units proposed by developer may vary
7 June 2022
The Government today announced the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme for the second half of 2022 (2H2022), which comprises six Confirmed List sites and eight Reserve List sites. These sites can yield about 7,310 private residential units, 94,750 sqm gross floor area (GFA) of commercial space and 530 hotel rooms.
The list includes the land plot at Hill View Rise.
Sales Launch Date: 31 August 2022, Wednesday
Tender Submission Date: 03 November 2022, Thursday
Site Area : 10,395.2 m2
Maximum Gross Floor Area : 29,107 m2
Allowable development: Residential
Choice Location within an Established Residential Estate
Located within an established private residential estate, the land parcel is easily accessible via major roads, Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Hillview MRT Station.
Proximity to Schools and Amenities
Schools such as CHIJ School (Bukit Timah) and Assumption English School are located nearby. Shopping malls such as The Rail Mall and HillV2 provide a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. The land parcel is also near to Hillview Community Club and Bukit Batok Nature Park.
|Site Area||10,395.2 m2|
|Maximum Gross Floor Area||29,107 m2|
|Maximum Building Height (1)||120 m SHD|
|Project Completion Period (2)||60 months|
|Lease Period||99 years|
(1) Building height is based on Singapore Height Datum (SHD).
(2) Computed from the date of acceptance of the tender by the Authority up to date of issue of Temporary Occupation Permit for the whole of the proposed development.
The Land Parcel is located along Hillview Rise within the Bukit Batok Planning Area. It is bounded by Hillview Rise to the north, a new 18m wide road (to be built by the successful tenderer) to the west, and another future road to the south (to be built by others). The Land Parcel is located next to the Hillview Community Club.
The Land Parcel is located within an established residential area. To achieve the planning intention of increasing the residential population in the area, this Land Parcel shall be developed for pure residential development only i.e. condominium or flats.
The Land Parcel is easily accessible via major roads such as Upper Bukit Timah Road. It is located in close proximity to Hillview MRT station, which is part of the Downtown Line Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Commercial centres such as the existing HillV2 and The Rail Mall at Upper Bukit Timah Road are also located near the Land Parcel.
|PLANNING PARAMETERS||PROVISION / REQUIREMENT|
|Site Area||10,395.2 m2|
|Land use / Zoning||Residential|
|Type of Proposed Housing Development||The proposed residential development shall be for Condominium or Flats.
(Serviced Apartments will not be allowed)
|Permissible Gross Floor Area (GFA)||29,107 m 2 (maximum) 26,197 m 2 (minimum)
All tenderers are advised to carry out their own simulation studies to ascertain the achievable Gross Plot Ratio for the proposed development, particularly if any additional Gross Floor Area (GFA) allowable under the prevailing Development Control Guidelines can be included in the development. Such simulation studies should take into account all relevant considerations including the stipulated height control or technical height constraint, whichever is lower and existing ground condition of the Land Parcel as well as the possible need to provide basements.
|Building Height (maximum) *+||The development is subject to a technical height control of 120 m SHD. The final technical and storey height are subject to the approval of the relevant Competent Authorities.|
|Visual Screening+||The development is subject to MINDEF’s visual screening for buildings/structures that exceed 60 m and overlook MINDEF’s premises, as shown indicatively on the Visual Control Plan.
The proposed layout and design of the building blocks shall be subject to detailed evaluation and approved by the Authority at the Development Application stage. (refer to Condition 4.2.1 to 4.2.3)
* Tenderers are to ensure that all developments, structures and fixtures on the said Land shall not exceed the maximum height of 120 m SHD. Such developments, structures and fixtures include those on the roof tops, whether permanent, temporary, transient or stationary (including but not limited to the building superstructure, TV antennae, water tanks, lift motor rooms, cranes, maintenance equipment, lightning conductors, moving objects, vegetation etc.) and all construction equipment and temporary structures (including but not limited to cranes, piling rigs, etc.) which shall all be subject to the same height limit.
Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) clearance shall be sought for the use of construction equipment and temporary structures above 108 m SHD.
+ Building height is based on Singapore Height Datum.
Visual Control Requirement
The proposed development on the Land Parcel is subject to the following visual control requirements:
The screening measures shall consist of permanent fixtures which are impossible or difficult to remove.
The successful tenderer shall liaise with the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), and obtain clearance from MINDEF through DSTA on the relevant visual screening measures at the detailed building design stage.
Vehicular access to the Land Parcel shall be taken from the proposed 18.0m wide access road to be constructed by the successful tenderer. The access shall be located at least 34.0m from the proposed junction at the north-western boundary of the Land Parcel; as shown indicatively on the Control Plan.
Direct vehicular access from Hillview Rise is not allowed.
The successful tenderer shall ensure that access to service areas (e.g. bin centre, electrical substation, loading / unloading areas) shall be taken from within the development. Service access taken directly from the public roads will not be allowed.
The exact location, number and detailed proposal for the access point(s) and the traffic layout arrangement are subject to the requirements and approval of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and other relevant Competent Authorities.
For information of tenderers, the successful tenderer is required to adopt the minimum level of use of Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) as stipulated under the Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) Regulations for the development on the Land Parcel for Residential use as set out in Condition 10.2.1 of the “Conditions and Requirements of Relevant Competent Authorities & Public Utility Licensees”.
For the purpose of adopting the PPVC method of construction, the successful tenderer is required to set aside some space within the Land Parcel for storage and/or holding area for PPVC modules. No additional space/ land outside the Land Parcel will be granted on TOL basis for this purpose.
To future-proof new development sites in Singapore, the successful tenderer is required to have active and passive provision of EV charging points for the proposed development as set out in Section
7.0 of the Conditions and Requirements of Relevant Competent Authorities and Public Utility Licensees.
There are existing slopes / embankments along and within the boundaries of the Land Parcel, as shown indicatively in the planimetric survey plan. The successful tenderer shall comply with all requirements from the relevant Authorities, if any, if the development works affect any slopes / embankments. Upon being granted possession of the Land Parcel, the successful tenderer shall take all necessary measures to ensure the stability of existing slopes / embankments.
The successful tenderer shall indemnify the State against all claims and / or damages which may arise either directly or indirectly from any instability rendered to the existing slopes / embankments by any cause whatsoever or by any works carried out by thesuccessful tenderer or by his servants and / or agents.
The successful tenderer shall at his own cost and expense, design and construct a proposed dual-1 lane (with junction flaring), and widened footpath to connect to the future junction of Hillview Rise along the northern boundary of the Land Parcel; as shown indicatively on the Control Plan. For more details, please refer to Section 7.0 of the Conditions and Requirements of Relevant Competent Authorities and Public Utility Licensees.
In addition, the successful tenderer is required to construct a proposed 300mm diameter sewer with manholes within the proposed dual-1 lane road as set out in Condition 3.4.2 of the Conditions and Requirements of Relevant Competent Authorities and Public Utility Licensees.
The successful tenderer is required to improve and construct the junction between the proposed dual-1 lane road and Hillview Rise extension which is to be constructed by the developer of Midwood Condominium.
The construction of the proposed road shall be certified physically completed and open for use by the LTA before the issuance of Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) for the residential development.
The completed road works are to be maintained at the expense of the successful tenderer and to the satisfaction of the LTA during the maintenance period (MEP) and until such time when they are handed over to the State for ownership and maintenance.
The detailed design and construction of the proposed access road is to comply with the requirements of the Authority, LTA, NParks and the other relevant Competent Authorities. The successful tenderer shall submit a detailed proposal of the footpath and all road works, including services plan, to the LTA and all other relevant Authorities for approval, in accordance with Section 18 of the Street Works Act 1995, Street Works (Works on Public Street Works) Regulations and the prevailing Standards and Code of Practice of the relevant Authorities.
The successful tenderer is required to obtain a TOL from the SLA for the area required for construction of the proposed access road. The TOL area shall not be used for other purpose and is to be kept free of obstruction at all times. The successful tenderer shall allow public agencies, including contractors, agents, employees and owners/occupiers of adjacent developments, access and use ofthe said TOL area at all times if required, without any charge, payment, hindrance, obstruction or restriction whatsoever.
The successful tenderer shall at his own cost and expense, construct a 2.0m wide cycling path adjacent to the existing 1.8m footpath abutting the development along Hillview Rise, within the road reserve, as shown indicatively on the Control Plan. The scope and details of the cycling path treatment are to be in accordance with LTA’s guidelines and determined in consultation with LTA during the Development Control submission stage for approval.
The pedestrian and cycling connection shall comply with LTA’s requirements and be handed over to LTA for maintenance upon completion to the satisfaction of LTA. The successful tender shall at his own cost and expense, maintain the pedestrian and cycling connection until such a time when it is handed over to LTA for ownership and structural maintenance.
The successful tenderer shall at his own costs and expenses construct (a) a 1.8m wide footpath and 2.0 m wide cycling path abutting the development boundary along Hillview Rise; (b) a 30m long, 3.8m wide shared path with a 3m wide cover abutting the development boundary along Hillview Rise; and (c) a high covered linkway over the access driveway to the existing Hillview Community Club (see details in Control Plan). The covered linkway will be connected to the wider covered linkway network that LTA will be constructing along the northern and eastern boundaries of Hillview Community Club as part of their Walk2Ride programme (see Control Plan and Annex E). Details on the height of the covered linkway over the footpath, cycling path and the driveway to Hillview Community Club are as shown in Annex F.
The successful tenderer shall be required to provide a side-gate along the northern boundary wall (within the 30m zone indicated on the Control Plan) of the development so that future residents can make use of the covered linkway to access the Hillview Community Club and the Hillview MRT station to the east of the development. If the proposed side gate is located beyond the 30m zone as indicated in the Control Plan, any sheltered path linking to the side gate (to be constructed by the successful tenderer) is to remain under the maintenance of the successful tenderer.
The scope and details of the footpath/cycling path/sheltered path are to be determined in consultation with LTA during the Development Control submission stage.
The covered linkway shall be constructed according to LTA‘s requirements and be handed over to LTA for maintenance upon completion to the satisfaction of LTA. The successful tender shall at his own costs and expenses, maintain the covered linkway connection until such a time when it is handed over to LTA for ownership and structural maintenance.