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AROUND RESERVE RESIDENCES
Reserve Residences is an integrated mixed-use development that is strategically located in the centre of Beauty World Precinct. The upcoming mixed-use development is located at Jalan Anak Bukit, just 6 minutes’ walk away from Beauty World MRT via an integrated underground link, and a 9-minute walk from The Rail Corridor and Rifle Range Nature Park.
Located on high ground, the mixed-use integrated transport hub would offer unprecedented views towards Bukit Timah Hill, increasing into the visible reference points shaping the skyline profile of its Beauty World precinct.
Reserve Residences is envisaged to be a distinct and appealing mixed-use development featuring integrated transport hub, which reinforces Beauty World’s identity as a the city’s Green Village, enhanced by superior public transportation connectivity. With an MRT train station located just at doorstep, residents in the immediate future will also be able to easily connect to key destinations across the island through public transport, including Botanic Gardens (4 stations), the Orchard Road commercial hub (7 stations) and One-North (8 stations).
Reserve Residences will feature lush landscaping, heightening the overall feel of greenery within a “beauty world”, and incorporate a compelling lifestyle setting promoting an active nature-led lifestyle. One of these gardens would be open to the public, facing upper Bukit Timah Road and Jalan Jurong Kechil, contributing to a strong presence of greenery that can be seen at the street level. Given its location on the intersection of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Jalan Jurong Kechil, will incorporate a charming, pleasant entry plaza at the ground floor, as shown on the site plan.
Reserve Residences is set to become the catalyst for revitalising the Beauty World precinct, bringing vibrancy and improved connectivity into the area. An integrated air-conditioned bus interchange will further ease the commute experience for the community.
BEAUTY WORLD IS SINGAPORE’S ENDEARING IDENTITY NODES
Reserve Residences strategically located on Jalan Anak Bukit, located within Beauty World and Bukit Timah/Dunearn Road area. This Government Land Sale (GLS) drew heavy bids from some of the biggest developers in Singapore in a two-envelope system.
With completion of Coast-to-Coast Trail, pending completion of the Railway Corridor and Rifle Range Nature Park, as well as new public and private development projects in the area, public bidding sales will further stimulate rejuvenation in the Beauty World Precinct, bringing vibrancy into the neighbourhood, and improving overall commuting experiences through the convenience of connectivity to Downtown Line and bus services.
The integrated transport hub will comprise a bus interchange for Singapore’s region. The bus interchange will allow for greater accessibility throughout the island. At 7th Mile on Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore’s Beauty World neighbourhood has evolved since then from being the village center for the locals, into a township, where 2 storey blocks of shops lined Cheong Chin Nam Road, Chun Tin Road, and Jalan Jurong Kechil, while taller commercial buildings lined Upper Bukit Timah Road.
THE RISE OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTS IN SINGAPORE
Living in a mixed-use community offers ultimate convenience, something that owner-occupiers as well as renters alike are looking for. Singaporean home seekers are hungry for convenience, which is why an integrated condominium development is a dream come true to many. Mixed-use developments offer buyers added convenience, as well as the ability to live and play under the same roof.
With mixed-use properties, residents enjoy the convenience of having a business space close to where they live. Mixed-use developments are appealing to tenants due to the convenience and affordability they provide. Residential units combined with shopping centres are the most common type of mixed development in Singapore. With its aggregation of both residential and commercial spaces, integrated developments are more competitive compared to the pure, single-use types, particularly in terms of affordability and convenience.
Integrated developments are sought by buyers very much due to the greater convenience that such properties provide. Compared with single-use residential properties, Integrated Developments generally provide higher rents and are far better value because of the effects on community and the ecosystem that the Integrated Development has. Reserve Residences provides both connectivity and good location are hard to come by in land-scarce Singapore. Integrated condominium developments are rare too; every estate will only have, at best, one or two developments that could really qualify as integrated.
This is because of many different buildings grouped together, serving the needs and wants of residents living in mixed-use developments. With a high demand but low supply for these types of properties, developers are unlikely to construct many more such properties in a single neighbourhood. Any competition for tenants or buyers is likely to be from within the same locale given a lack of comparable alternatives.
We have seen units at those developments be highly sought after by people who can afford them. As Singapore’s connectivity improves over time and a lack of land to develop mixed use integrated developments, we anticipate developers of integrated condominium projects are launched, developers will build a 20% to 25% premium over other private condos in the same area,” says Alice Tan, head of consultancy at Knight Frank Singapore. With the connectivity provided by integrated developments such as transport node and public spaces, residents of such projects will become less dependent on private transport to get around daily.
Out of the many benefits offered by mixed-use developments, there is more to it actually. Convenience, in the best sense, is the final advantage that mixed-use properties have. Coupled with an integrated mixed-use development, retail outlets, and dining options are right on the doorstep, and the facilities offered in Reserve Residences are without doubt a first of its kind. And maybe one of the biggest reasons why it is appreciated so much.
BENEFITS OF DOWNTOWN LINE
The Downtown Link (DTL) is currently the longest, fully-automated MRT line in Singapore. The Downtown Line connects to the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), giving passengers even more options for trips across the Singapore MRT Network.
The Downtown Line, which is expected to transport up to 500,000 passengers a day, links East and West of Singapore with the Central Business District (CBD) and the Marina Bay area. The fully underground, 42-kilometre-long, 34-station Downtown Line connects North-West and East regions of Singapore in a loop that traverses downtown. The Downtown Line generally runs east-west, starting at Bukit Panjang on Singapore’s northwest side, and running throughout Singapore’s central district, ending at Tampines and Singapore Expo on its east.
The DTL MRT lines offer more direct access into Singapore, reducing commute times for residents living in Beauty World and Bukit Timah by as much as 30% benefitting residents of Reserve Residences.
SCHOOLS AROUND BUKIT TIMAH
Many popular schools are located in Beauty World-Bukit Timah, where there is little government housing, and property prices are some of the highest. As you can see, Bukit Timah is home to an array of high-profile, elite schools, highlighting its premier location.
From hosting Singapore’s best schools, to providing natural spots to learn multifaceted subjects, Bukit Timah is the perfect home for Reserve Residences homeowners looking for a secure place to raise children. Depending on how you wish to structure your child’s education, Bukit Timah has a number of leading schools offering different options to support your child’s learning and development.
Some of Singapore’s most prestigious schools are known for producing students who achieve exceptional results academically as well as in leadership skills. The most prestigious primary schools are Raffles Girls Primary, Anglo-Chinese (Primary), Singapore Chinese Girls (SCGS) and Nanyang Primary.
CLOSE TO NATURE
Located at Jalan Anak Bukit, Reserve Residences will be an important residential destination, close to the Bukit Timah Nature Park, which is a favourite spot of nature lovers and families. Reserve Residences comprises approximately 700 residential units and 150 serviced apartments, along with 20,000 sqm of retail, a 7.5-acre public park, and underground pedestrian bridge connecting to Beauty World MRT Station.
ABOUT WOHA, THE RENOWNED ARCHITECT
Reserve Residences is designed by WOHA, a Singapore-based architectural practice founded in 1994. WOHA Architects, is focused on the built environment, exploring the intersections of culture, context, history, nature, climate, sustainability, and social behaviours to inform innovative designs. WOHA is a multidisciplinary design firm led by principals Wong Mun Sum and Richard Hassell, is internationally recognized for their ongoing evolution and innovation.
WOHA has been intentionally trying to bring back the democratic spirit in the Singapore Inner City-based neighbourhoods through projects like The Arts School, Iluma, Wilkie Edge, and ParkRoyal at Pickering. WOHA’s Platinum-rated, green-listed hotel, PARKROYAL on Pickering, has become one of the most iconic buildings in Singapore since it opened in 2013, winning a 2015 Urban Habitat award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the 2014 Design For Asia Award Grand Award, and the World Architecture News Hotel of the Year award in 2013.
Several projects, such as St. Marys of the Angels church in Singapore, the Alila Villas Uluwatu resort in Bali, and InterContinental Sanya resort in China, are designed as a whole, with WOHA being responsible for the site plan, architecture, landscaping, interiors, furniture, and lighting.