June 29, 2006, 9.12 pm (Singapore time)

URA launches tender for Collyer Quay site


A REDEVELOPMENT site at Collyer Quay has been launched for sale by public tender.

The 2.67 ha site includes Clifford Pier and the former Customs Harbour Branch Building which have both been gazetted for conservation.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority says the successful tenderer will be allowed to build up to about 25 per cent of the total water area for additional decks, with or without buildings. And at least 40 per cent of the GFA must be used for hotel rooms and hotel-related uses.

Interestingly, 'hotel uses' is a new inclusion to previously mentioned uses for the site. In June 2005, when the site was put on the GLS reserve list, URA said it was intended for adaptive use as a retail and lifestyle development. -- BT