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Summer Green in Balestier up for en bloc sale

The 24-unit apartment has a guide price of over $ 48.5 million. (Photo: Knight Frank)

Another residential development, this time off Balestier Road, has been put up for collective sale, said marketing agent Knight Frank on Thursday (11 January).

The freehold Summer Green apartment block comprises 24 units and has a guide price of over $ 48.5 million. This works out to a land rate of about $ 1,188 psf per plot ratio, inclusive of a development charge of around $ 253,000.

The approximately 14,646 sq ft site has been zoned for residential use with a plot ratio of 2.8 under the 2014 Master Plan.

Summer Green is located close to shops and eateries at Novena Square and United Square, Orchard Road and the Central Business District.

“Balestier is currently undergoing great rejuvenation with the opening of Zhongshan Mall, Ibis Singapore Novena and HealthCity Novena. At the same time, we continue to see heightened interest for redevelopment sites, especially for boutique redevelopment sites with gross development value of below $ 100 million,” said Ian Loh, executive director and head, investment and capital markets, Knight Frank Singapore.

Loh noted that a buyer could potentially configure the maximum permissible gross floor area of approximately 41,010 sq ft into 54 apartments with an average size of 753 sq ft, subject to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s approval.

The tender exercise for Summer Green will close on 12 February.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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Jervois Green sold for $52.9mil, Brookvale Park up for en bloc sale

Singapore’s collective sale market continues to heat up with the sale of  Jervois Green and the launch of Brookvale Park.

A four-storey freehold development at 100A Jervois Road, Jervois Green has been sold for $ 52.9 million to investors led by Mike Ho, third-generation owner of Spring Court, one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

The sale price – which was 10 percent higher than the $ 48 million asking price of the owner – translates to a land rate of $ 1,601 psf per plot ratio (ppr) inclusive of a development charge of around $ 6.95 million, noted Colliers International, which brokered the deal.

With a site area of around 26,700 sq ft, Jervois Green comprises eight apartments and was held under single-ownership. As such, the sale is not subject to the approval of the Strata Titles Board/High Court.

The site is zoned for residential use under the 2014 Master Plan with a plot ratio of 1.4. Not subject to the Pre-Application Feasibility Study, it can be redeveloped into a five-storey development comprising 42 units of around 850 sq ft each, subject to approval by the relevant authorities, said Colliers.

“The future selling price for the new development is envisaged to be above $ 2,500 psf or from $ 2.1 million per unit,” it added.

Closing on 5 December, the tender for Jervois Green “drew strong interest with six bids received from a wide spectrum of investors and developers”, said Tang Wei Leng, managing director at Colliers International.

“The tight bids not only reflect the market consensus on the pricing in the locale, but also signal the positive sentiment among bidders on the back of a comeback in the residential property market.”

Meanwhile, Brookvale Park in the Sunset Way estate, off Clementi, has been put up for en bloc sale, with a minimum price of S$ 530 million, said marketing agent JLL.

Comprising 160 units, Brookvale Park was built in the early 1980’s on a 999-year leasehold site.

JLL said the 373,008 sq ft site may be “redeveloped into a residential development of up to 12 storeys, with a total gross floor area of about 656,494 sq ft, including a 10 percent bonus balcony area”. The new development could yield 550 units with an average size of 1,100 sq ft.

Inclusive of an estimated development charge of around $ 26 million, the minimum price works out to a land cost of $ 932 psf ppr, with the breakeven price at around $ 1,480 to $ 1,500 psf.

“This compares favourably with recent land sales in the vicinity, such as Royalville at $ 1,960 psf ppr, Mayfair Gardens at $ 1,244 psf ppr and the Government Land Sales sites at $ 939 and $ 1,540 psf ppr for Toh Tuck Road and Fourth Avenue respectively,” added JLL.

The tender for Brookvale Park will close on 25 January 2018.

 

This article was edited by Keshia Faculin.

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