Parc Residences @ Tengah is the first BTO housing parcel to be launched for sale in the new Park district.PHOTO: HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD
More than 1,040 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in Tengah will be on sale this month as Singapore's newest town, billed as a "forest town", continues to take shape.
The Parc Residences @ Tengah project is the first BTO housing parcel to be launched for sale in the new Park district, the Housing Board announced on Monday (Aug 10).
Park is the third of five districts in the town to see a BTO launch. It will hold an estimated 7,200 new flats when fully completed.
Located next to Tengah's green lung called Central Park, the district will occupy 104ha and feature a number of green ways such as a 1.5km-long rainforest walk that weaves through various housing projects.
Tengah covers about 700ha in the west. About the size of Bishan, it is the first HDB town to be developed since Punggol more than two decades ago.
Public housing in two of the districts - Plantation and Garden - were launched earlier. The other two districts in Tengah are Brickland and Forest Hill.
The Tengah masterplan was first revealed in 2016. Since 2018, the HDB has launched more than 7,000 new flats across six BTO projects in the town.
When fully developed, it will provide about 42,000 new homes.
A key feature of the new Park district is the Tengah town centre, Singapore's first "car-free" town centre which will be integrated with the nearby Central Park.
Roads will run beneath the town centre to free up the ground level for retail and recreational use, and to allow for a bicycle-friendly environment.
Singapore's first "car-free" town centre will be integrated with the nearby Central Park. PHOTO: HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The homes in Parc Residences @ Tengah comprise of two-room flexi, three-, four- and five-room flats.
These flats are spread out across 12 residential blocks, with staggered heights ranging from seven to 14 storeys. Flats will be oriented to maximise green views, said the HDB.
Some blocks will be connected via an elevated landscaped linkway called the Sky Galleria on the eighth storey.
The blocks will be integrated with a 16,000 sq m neighbourhood centre that includes a pedestrian mall and a polyclinic. The centre is estimated to be completed in 2025.
Its ground level will be kept car-free to house amenities such as a childcare centre, fitness stations, and a playground.
Flats will come with an additional data point and power point, as well as smart sockets and a smart distribution board so residents can adopt smart home devices with ease.
The homes are part of a "new generation of public housing taking shape in HDB towns", said the HDB.
"Incorporating nature and elements that promote health and wellness, they will further enhance the total quality of life for residents," it added.
Parc Residences @ Tengah was originally slated for a launch in May but the extension of the circuit breaker period forced a postponement.
Park is the third of five districts in the town to see a BTO launch. PHOTO: HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD