COMMERCIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

URA unveils first White site in Woodlands Regional Centre for sale

The 2.7 ha site can generate a gross floor area of 115,000 sqm for office, residential and retail use.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released the first White site in Woodlands Regional Centre for sale under the reserve list of the 2nd half 2018 Government Land Sales (GLS) programme, an announcement revealed.

The 2.7 ha mixed-use site can potentially generate 115,000 sqm of gross floor area (GFA) for office, residential, retail and entertainment uses, URA said in a statement. At least 45,000 sqm of the maximum GFA is permissible for office use, whilst a maximum GFA of 30,000 sqm is allowed for commercial use, excluding offices and commercial schools.

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“The remaining GFA can be developed for additional office, commercial school, serviced apartments or residential flats,” URA said in a statement. “These should offer a range of housing and lifestyle options well integrated with attractive landscaped public plazas and gathering spaces that will further enhance the vibrancy and street level experience of Woodlands Central.

The White site is located above the upcoming Woodlands TEL station. The new development will have a direct basement connection to the future station, providing shoppers and commuters access to the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line that can bring them to the Central Business District (CBD), Marina Bay and Orchard Road.

It comprises of three plots with two land parcels measured at 21,055.7 sqm (Plot 1) and 6,450 sqm (Plot 2) respectively, whilst an air space stratum is 746 sqm.

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According to URA, a low-rise development capped at 5-storeys is permissible for Plot 1 though it will be subject to the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) loading requirements for areas above the Woodlands TEL station. For a high-rise development, the maximum building height is capped at 90 metres above mean sea level (AMSL).

For Plot 2, a 90-100 metre AMSL maximum building height is allocated and the development will also be subject to LTA’s loading requirements.

“Over the next 15 years, Woodlands Regional Centre will become home to new space for industry, research and development, learning and innovation,” URA said in a statement.

When fully developed, Woodlands Regional Centre is projected to comprise of about 700,000 sqm of commercial space and offer approximately 100,000 new jobs, according to URA. 

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