On April 12, 2022, the Government announced that a new housing development comprising 9,000 residential units – about 6,000 public housing flats and about 3,000 private residential units – will be developed on the 48-hectare site of Keppel Club on Singapore’s southern waterfront.
The first build-to-order (BTO) HDB flats on the site are slated to launch within 3 years; the remaining units are scheduled for launch in the next 3 to 5 years, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). According to the Housing Development Board (HDB), whether these flats will come under the HDB’s Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model will depend on factors such as “the project’s locational attributes and market values”.
National Development Minister Desmond Lee said that this is part of the government’s effort to provide more housing options and mixed-use development in the central region, bringing homes closer to jobs.
The 48-hectare site currently occupied by Keppel Club will be redeveloped to host about 6,000 public housing flats, with around 3,000 units to be developed as private developments. PHOTO: NPARKS, MND
HDB will set aside close to 10 ha or about 20% of Keppel Club’s site area for parks and open spaces, given its proximity to important nature areas such as the Labrador Nature Reserve, Southern Ridges (which includes Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park), as well as coastal habitat Berlayer Creek. This includes:
- The Central Corridor: A central green park running through the centre of the site.
- Berlayer Corridor: A 30 metre-wide extension along Berlayer Creek to protect an existing mangrove forest.
- Henderson Corridor: A linear park along the eastern boundary of the Keppel Club site, which also serves as an avian connectivity path.
- The Northern Corridor: A landscaped linear green connecting the other 3 corridors.