21 HDB blocks in Redhill Close chosen for SERS

Twenty-one blocks of HDB flats in Redhill Close have been chosen for the government’s Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS).

They are blocks 1 to 3 and blocks 5 to 22, with a total of 878 units.

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will build about 1,200 units of two-room, three-room, four-room and five-room flats in Henderson Road to re-house the flat owners.

The new blocks, to be ready in 2017, will be built up to 48-storeys high, offering panoramic views of the city skyline.

The current flats, built in 1955, will be more than 60 years old by the time the residents move out.

The HDB said the replacement flats are at a prime location, within walking distance from Redhill and Tiong Bahru MRT stations. Facilities such as shops, markets and food centres are just a stone’s throw away.

Many recreational facilities and spaces such as children’s playgrounds and fitness corners for adults and the elderly, a hard court and community garden, as well as a multi-storey car park will be provided. The HDB said these facilities will provide ample opportunities for social interaction.

Eligible flat owners will be invited to register for the new replacement flats in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The HDB will hold an exhibition from December 7 to 13 at Bukit Merah Community Centre to provide more information on the development.

The site is the 76th site to to benefit from SERS, which offers residents the opportunity to move to a brand new flat nearby with a fresh 99-year lease, better design and modern facilities.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 3 Dec 2011

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