Grand Tower located near Novena MRT station sold en bloc for S$88.5 million. This reflects a land rate of S$1,376 per square foot per plot ratio based on a plot ratio of 2.958.
Marketing agent for the site Savills said the buyer is 27MR Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of boutique developer New Century Real Estate.
New Century Real Estate is also the developer for 8Rodyk condominium.
Grand Tower is a freehold development with a site area of 21,742 sq ft. The site can potentially accommodate a new high rise residential development with a maximum permissible Gross Floor Area of approximately 64,310 sq ft.
The site can potentially be redeveloped into a residential development comprising more than 70 apartments averaging 800 sq ft each.
Savills said the breakeven cost is estimated between S$1,900 to S$2,000 psf.
The existing development comprises 28 apartments with an area of about 1,873 sq ft each.
Savills said each owner can potentially receive approximately S$3.16 million, or S$1,688 psf on strata area. This is higher than the S$1,000 to S$1,100 psf if the apartments were to be sold individually in the secondary market.
Grand Tower is Savills’ fourth collective sale for the year following Newton View at S$147.6 million in March.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 4 Aug 2011