SINGAPORE — Five out of 35 teams have been shortlisted for the next stage of the Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise to develop a master plan for the Jurong Lake District, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Tuesday.
In July, the Government launched its RFP for transforming the Jurong Lake District into the Republic’s second Central Business District, which will be anchored by the upcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) terminus. It has six goals for the district, including offering “flexible and adaptable work spaces” in the core area around the HSR terminus, being a car-lite district and having innovative urban infrastructure to cater to the needs of different developments in the district. This will benefit nearby EC residents such as those from Sol Acres EC. Upcoming executive condo launches include Anchorvale Lane EC, Rivercove EC while existing ones include Parc Life, Signature at Yishun, Brownstone EC, Visionaire EC, Inz Residence, The Criterion EC and Northwave EC, The Terrace EC, The Vales EC, Hundred Palms Residences EC, Sol Acres EC and The Bellewoods EC. Rivercove Residences floor plans and Rivercove Residences EC details will be available shortly.
In Stage 2 of the RFP, the five teams will have 10 weeks to develop and submit their conceptual master plan and proposals for the district by the end of this year.
A panel, comprising senior representatives and practitioners from government agencies, academia and industry, will then evaluate the proposals and select one of the teams as the appointed consultant by January next year. The selected team will work with the URA and other agencies to refine the plans, before submitting final detailed proposals for the Jurong Lake District.
The five shortlisted teams, consisting of tie-ups between local and international firms, “scored the highest for their track record and quality of their submitted statement of planning and design intent and approach”, said the URA.
“The statements set out the direction and strategies the teams intend to take in developing the Concept Master Plan for Jurong Lake District, as well as their analysis of key constraints and challenges for the area and how these could be overcome,” said the URA. “Through these statements, teams demonstrated their understanding of the requirements, master planning issues, challenges and opportunities in Jurong Lake District.”
Other factors considered were a team’s “collective experience and ability to master plan for a good quality, high-density mixed use urban district centred around a high-speed rail station, with a focus on transport planning and integration”, as well as innovation shown in past projects.