RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

HDB rolls out 3,139 new flats

To be offered in 4 non-mature towns.

According to a release, HDB launched six Build-To-Order (BTO) projects today, offering 3,139 new flats in four non-mature towns (Bukit Batok, Jurong West, Punggol and Woodlands) and one mature town (Serangoon). This is the first tranche of the 24,300 BTO flats that HDB has planned for 2014.

For the rest of the year, there will be a good mix of BTO flat types across various towns, i.e. Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang Whampoa, Punggol, Sembawang, Sengkang, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.

Starting with this launch, HDB will also introduce a standard suite of eco-features in all new public housing developments, which will help to manage water, energy and waste more efficiently. These include eco-pedestals in bathrooms which recycle water for toilet flushing, LED lighting with motion sensor controls and regenerative lifts that help to lower energy consumption, as well as Centralised Chutes for Recyclables (CCR) to promote recycling.

More covered bicycle parking lots and bicycle wheel ramps will also be added to new projects to encourage residents to adopt a more environmentally-friendly mode of transport. This is part of HDB’s continuing effort to build environmentally sustainable homes for our residents. 

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