6,000 HDB flats to be built on Keppel Club site, first BTO to launch by 2025
About 9,000 homes will be built on the Keppel Club site.
The prime site where Keppel Club is located will undergo redevelopment to make space for around 6,000 Built-To-Order (BTO) HDB flats, with the first launch slated in 2025.
The move is designed to meet the growing housing demand, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee in a media briefing on Tuesday (Apr 12).
The 48-hectare site will offer unique waterfront living, with two MRT stations – Labrador Park and Telok Blangah – nearby.
With easy access to transport nodes as well as new social and commercial facilities, the Government hopes for the estate to remain car-lite, with residents getting around by walking or cycling.
Mr Lee added: “As the site is quite close to the city centre, we will bring homes closer to jobs. This is part of our effort to move towards having more housing options and mixed-use development in our central region.”
The Keppel Club site is also in close proximity to several important nature areas such as the Labrador Nature Reserve, Southern Ridges, and Berlayer Creek. As such, the Government has conducted an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
Specialists will also be engaged to develop an Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP), to minimise and mitigate any environmental impact arising from the development works.
Redevelopment of the site will begin once the lease for the golf course runs out. To facilitate the club’s move, the lease which was meant to expire on Dec 31, 2021, has been extended until June this year.
It has yet to be confirmed if the BTO projects in the Keppel Club site will fall under the prime location public housing (PLH) model.