Tanglin Halt to get 5500 new BTO
Redevelopment plans for Tanglin Halt include new BTO's, integrated development
Singapore : The Housing Development Board (HDB) plans to built 5500 new Build To Order (BTO) flats in one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates within Queenstown.
Further plans to have an integrated development where HDB flats will be linked to shops, hawker centre and market. The Queenstown Polyclinic currently situated in Stirling Road will be relocated to the new complex.
Integrated development built on former Tanglin Halt neighbourhood Centre.
Tanglin Halt has been on of Singapore’s oldest estates. Mr Tan Kiat How said the rejuvenation of Tanglin Halt will create more housing opportunities for younger families who wishes to live near their parents and also for the future generations.
“With more young residents moving into the neighbourhood, Tanglin halt will become more and more vibrant,” shared Mr Tan.
Tanglin Halt comprises of 3480 households. And in 2014 those homes were identified for Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) in 2014. Most of the former residents have since been relocated to Dawson. The old blocks of flats are being demolished.
Construction works for the integrated development will be divided into two phases. The first phase will start with the former Commonwealth Drive Food centre in the 2nd half of 2024. Once works in the first phase is completed, the stallholders at the adjacent market Tanglin Halt market will be able to continue business in the new development. After which construction works can continue in its second phase will begin at the vacated market.
The integrated development will maintain the food centre’s iconic hexagonal shape and the barrel vault shape of the Tanglin Halt Market. It will also have courtyard spaces similar to the former neighbourhood centre.
New BTO to be launched in 2024.
The new flats which will form part of the integrated development will be put up for sale in the BTO exercise 2024. The 1st BTO project in the estate Tanglin Halt Cascadia was launched in Oct 2023 under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH ) model.
The project consisting of 973 units, had a first timer application rate of less than one. In a nut shell simply means that all first timer home buyers will likely get a chance to select a unit.
The rest of Tanglin Halt estate will be redeveloped in the next 10 to 15 years. Property analysts said that the flats launched in Tanglin Halt will likely be PLH units or which is also know as Prime flats by the second half of 2024. Flats in the integrated development will most likely be launched under the Prime Model as it is located near Commonwealth Mrt station and having a myriad of amenities.
Property analyst added that the integrated development could yield up to 700 to 800 flats and may exceed 40 storeys. Home seekers may be more keen on adjacent flats in Commonwealth View as they do not have resale restriction compare to Tanglin Halt Cascadia project. Commonwealth View’s resale flat could also exceed $1million.
Further plans for Tanglin Halt and Queenstown estate
Landscaping and recreational facilities will be built along the stretch of Rail Corridor that coincides with the edge of Tanglin Halt. In addition, there will be a new park to serve as a community space and pit stop for residents. Also a linear park to be constructed to connect Commonwealth Mrt station and the Rail Corridor. Commonwealth Drive will be turned into a pedestrian friendly zone with cycling and pedestrian paths.
HDB said the plans for Tanglin Halt complements broader rejuvenaton plans for Queenstown estate too. This neighbourhood is set to see new parks, exercise trails, cycling paths and therapeutic gardens to take place from 2025. An estimated 79,000 residents in Queenstown and Farrer Road will benefit from the improvement works.