Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: GuocoLand has 'futuristic' plans for old Beach Road Police Station site

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Default GuocoLand has 'futuristic' plans for old Beach Road Police Station site

    GuocoLand has 'futuristic' plans for old Beach Road Police Station site

    Oct 4, 2017

    Annabeth Leow

    The transformation of the site that includes the former Beach Road Police Station will involve a "work-live-play" concept, said winning bidder GuocoLand.

    The developer officially secured the land parcel with its $1.622 billion top bid, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday.

    Mr Cheng Hsing Yao, GuocoLand Singapore's group managing director, said in a statement: "We will be introducing a futuristic project that will cater to the changing trends of work-live-play.

    "The large site gives us a lot of space to create amenities and we will take full advantage of the spectacular views towards Marina Bay and Kallang Basin."

    URA guidelines for the plot, which has a maximum gross floor area of 950,593 sq ft, include an allowance for up to two 45-storey towers. While at least 70 per cent of the gross floor area must be office space, the rest can go towards retail, hotel or residential use.

    Other mixed-use projects in the Beach Road area include City Gate, South Beach and Duo.

    Dr Lee Nai Jia, head of research at Edmund Tie & Company, said the GuocoLand development is likely to be completed in 2022 at the earliest, so "there may still be demand" for office stock and homes.

    The high bid raised the stakes for the break-even price, which DBS Equity Research analysts pegged at between $2,242 and $2,372 per sq ft based on gross floor area. Dr Lee said: "If they're thinking of work-live-play, it's like to be co-living or serviced living, rather than full apartment sales."

    GuocoLand group president and chief executive Raymond Choong said plans for the Beach Road development will draw on the company's experience with its mixed-use Tanjong Pagar Centre project, which Mr Cheng last year described as a "liveable vertical city".

    Shops opened for business last November at the 64-storey Tanjong Pagar Centre, which also has offices, apartments and a hotel.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011


    GuocoLand-Guoco Grp set to invest S$2.1b in Beach Road project

    Oct 04, 2017

    Wong Kai Yi

    GUOCOLAND did not give away any concrete plans for its future project on the Beach Road site which it was jointly awarded on Tuesday for S$1.622 billion.

    However, industry observers expect it, together with its parent, Hong Kong-listed Guoco Group, to develop on the site an office, residential and retail project at a total cost of about S$2.1 billion to S$2.2 billion (including land price). The project is likely to be ready around 2022.

    GuocoLand is in a 70:30 joint venture with Guoco Group to acquire the Beach Road plot.

    The tie-up was the top bidder at a state tender that closed on Sept 28 and which attracted five bids. The GuocoLand-Guoco Group partnership's winning bid works out to S$1,706.30 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr).

    The top bid was 3.2 per cent higher than the second-highest bid of about S$1,654 psf ppr by Kingsford, the owner of which hails from China.

    The lowest, S$1,362 psf ppr, came from Far East Organization. The tender for the two-hectare, 99-year leasehold site was conducted by Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

    While GuocoLand did not release information on its proposed scheme for the site, it painted a big-picture vision of its plans.

    "We are looking forward to creating a futuristic project along Beach Road that is innovative and meets the needs of our 'future' customers," said Cheng Hsing Yao, group managing director of GuocoLand Singapore.

    The group is planning to tap the "youthful and creative energy" of the area stretching from Beach Road to Bugis, to come up with an iconic project that will help the area become "another hub in the city-centre for business, living and fun".

    Raymond Choong, group president and chief executive of Singapore-listed GuocoLand, said the group has "ambitious plans to create an innovative development which will set a new standard in the location", drawing on its experience with the Tanjong Pagar Centre integrated mixed-development.

    Mr Cheng said: "The Beach Road site is the final and critical jigsaw piece that will link up the major developments in the area." The development will have good views of Marina Bay and Kallang Basin.

    The Beach Road site can be developed into a maximum gross floor area (GFA) of 950,592 sq ft, of which at least 665,424 sq ft (70 per cent) must be for office use. The remaining GFA can be used for additional office, retail (subject to a maximum GFA of 32,292 sq ft), commercial school, hotel, serviced apartment or residential uses.

    The former Beach Road Police Station sits on the site, which GuocoLand will restore.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2015


    At estimated starting price is $2.7k psf (2022), this building will be priced lower than south beach but higher than Duo. It better be nicer looking at TPC.

Similar Threads

  1. Beach Road commercial site nets top bid of $1.62b
    By reporter2 in forum HDB, EC, commercial and industrial property discussion
    Replies: 1
    -: 02-10-17, 18:52
  2. Beach Road reserve site up for sale
    By reporter2 in forum HDB, EC, commercial and industrial property discussion
    Replies: 0
    -: 14-07-17, 22:26
  3. Replies: 13
    -: 25-04-12, 23:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts