1,330 HDB flats at Ulu Pandan to launch in November 2022 BTO sales
There will be walking trails, a therapeutic garden and a social and wellness hub.
Around 3,000 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats across three housing projects in the eastern half of Ulu Pandan will be launched by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).
This includes 1,330 units of three and four-room flats that will be offered in the November 2022 BTO sales exercise.
The projects, which will be located in Dover Forest at the eastern half of Ulu Pandan, will be in line with HDB’s ‘Designing for Life’ roadmap which places the holistic well-being of residents at its core.
The new projects will be situated within greenery and designed with facilities to support the physical, social and mental well-being of residents.
This includes approximately five hectares of greenery, comprising a linear park along the Ulu Pandan Canal and a park with natural stream on the eastern side. Roof gardens and rain gardens will also be weaved into the housing landscape.
It will also feature four unique trails, each designed to “enhance residents’ physical, social and mental well-being”, as well as to “encourage an active lifestyle”.
The 1.6km restorative trail will run along the Ulu Pandan Canal across the various Ulu Pandan precincts, allowing residents to enjoy seamless connectivity throughout the estate.
A social and wellness hub will provide a wide range of commercial and recreational amenities such as retail shops and supermarkets for residents’ daily needs.
The area will also feature eateries with waterfront views, and gathering spaces including a community plaza, where residents can mingle.
The therapeutic trail will include sheltered verandahs, connecting to various housing blocks. It will feature closed-loop paths without dead ends to allow users, especially people with dementia and their caregivers, to navigate easily and safely through the spaces.
The therapeutic garden found along this trail will be designed with sensory elements and divided into two zones; an active zone where community gardening activities can be carried out and a passive zone where residents can rest and relax.
There will be a 1.2ha park that will be connected to the residential blocks. The park will retain most of its original flora and fauna, with enhancements made to an existing natural stream that connects Commonwealth Ave West and the Ulu Pandan Canal.
A walking trail will also be provided for residents and visitors to experience the biodiversity of the area.
Ulu Pandan will also feature the first car-lite HDB precinct in support of Singapore’s move towards a more sustainable and car-lite society, it was previously announced.
More car-lite areas in the estate will be designated, with public transport, walking and cycling connections, allowing for the provision of fewer parking lots in the area.
The provision of fewer parking lots within gazetted car-lite areas frees up space for public facilities and greenery.
With more limited parking provision, available lots will be prioritised for residents in these precincts, through new parking demand management measures including season parking priority for the first car of resident households.