BS Capital launches Lumiere preview

BS Capital yesterday opened the showflat for its Lumiere development off Shenton Way.

BS Capital chief executive Chin Teck Chuan said yesterday that sales are likely to begin this week, but pricing has not been finalised. Prices at The Sixth Avenue Residences averaged about $1,000 per square foot (psf).

Some agents who brought their clients to the showflat at Mistri Road yesterday were overheard saying that prices in the 99-year leasehold project could be in excess of $1,500 psf.

Lumiere’s pricing is also expected to be pegged to that for City Developments’ One Shenton apartments as both projects are expected to compete for a similar pool of buyers, market watchers say.

Some agents are touting One Shenton for preview this week, but there is no official word so far from CityDev.

BS Capital is developing Lumiere on the HMC Building site it bought last year. The 45-storey development will comprise 168 residential units and four street-level shops or restaurants.

Lumiere’s sole penthouse will be around 5,100 sq ft. The rest of the apartments will be smallish units – studios, one-bedroom (plus study) apartments, and two-bedders.

Market watchers think that given Lumiere’s smallish units, the absolute investment will be relatively small – which suggests that speculators might make a beeline for the project when BS Capital begins sales.

This will be especially the case following spillover demand from those who missed out on buying Marina Bay Residences last week.

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