Transitional Office

URA rejects only bid for Mohamed Sultan Road transitional office site

The Urban Redevelopment Authority rejected the only bid for a transitional office site at Mohamed Sultan Road. The offer price of about S$4.65 million for the site, or about S$502 per square metre of gross floor area, was considered too low. The approximately 6,000 square metre land parcel was offered for sale on a 15-year lease. Transitional office sites were released in response to the shortage of...

URA launches transitional office site at Mohamed Sultan Road

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched a transitional office site at Mohamed Sultan Road for sale by public tender. The site is one of three commercial parcels to be sold through the confirmed list under the Government Land Sales Programme for the second half of this year. It has a land area of nearly 0.62 hectare and a maximum permissible gross floor area of about 9,200 square metres. A...

SLA awards office properties, offers two more sites for lease

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has awarded the first two sites for transitional office space this year. One of the most keenly-watched sites was the former Home Affairs Ministry complex at Phoenix Park. The parcel was awarded to LHN Facilities Management, which will pay S$368,888 in rent per month. 11 bids were received for the Phoenix Park site, 10 of which were above the guide rent of S$165,000...

Former MHA Complex at Tanglin Road put up for tender

The former Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Complex at Tanglin Road, which is also known as Phoenix Park, has been placed for tender. According to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), the prime site on the fringe of the Orchard Road belt will be open for adaptive re-use as office space. Analysts said they are expecting to see strong interest due to the current office space crunch. Winston Cheah, Senior...

UOB Kay Hian offers highest bid for site at Scotts Road

The tender for the transitional office site at Scotts Road/Anthony Road has attracted strong bids. There were a total of eight bids at the close of the tender on Thursday. UOB Kay Hian put in the highest offer at S$34 milllon, 16 per cent higher than the second bid. The bid works out to more than S$242 per square foot per plot ratio. The almost 8,700-square-metre site is offered on a short-term lease of...

URA launches sale of two transitional office sites in Newton area

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched the sale of two transitional office sites at Scotts and Anthony Roads in the Newton area. The sites are being released under a government programme to meet the near-term demand for office space. The two parcels are located next to the Newton MRT station. The first site has an area of some 0.86 hectares and can yield a maximum gross floor area of about...

Prudential to save S$1.2m a year in rent with transitional site

Life insurance firm Prudential is expected to save S$1.2 million a year in rent for the next 15 years when it moves into a transitional office site at Scotts Road. The site, which is slated to be ready in September, will house 2,500 staff. The target to construct the S$35 million, four-storey building by September is a challenging one given the resource crunch in the construction sector. Developer...

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