Pasir Ris Central Artist Impression

Pasir Ris Central GLS white site released by HDB

Pasir Ris Central GLS White Site by HDB

Pasir Ris Central Land Parcel Plan
Pasir Ris Central Land Parcel Plan

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched the first White site at Pasir Ris Central for sale under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme. This can be the prelude to what the future holds for  Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) plans for Pasir Ris Town unveiled in April 2017.

Located next to the existing Pasir Ris MRT station, the proposed development will offer seamless connection to public transport services and amenities for residents. The open spaces and pedestrian friendly pathway serves as a community focal point for families, young children and elderly residents.

The white site at Pasir Ris Central has an area of 38,003.7 square metres with a maximum permissible Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 95,010 square metres. The land will be sold on a 99-years lease and subjected to a building height control of 49 metres to 53 metres above mean sea level (ASML). HDB further limited the maximum number of private residential units at 600 without restriction on the unit strata size.

White Site Control Plan
Pasir Ris Central White Site

What Does White Site Mean In Government Land Sales?

The concept of “white site” was introduced to provide developers with greater flexibility in development planning on state land sold under the GLS programme. Under the URA’s white site guidelines, the developers are given freedom to determine the optimal mix of uses and the respective quantum of floor space of each use within the total permissible GFA.  No differential premium payable will be levied on the developer regardless of the development mix and the quantum of use during the lease period. This flexibility given to the “white” site allows developers to strategise their development according to the prevailing market conditions.

Designated as a mixed-use development, the white site at Pasir Ris Central will comprise of residential, commercial, mindef pudo, polyclinic, child care centre, town plaza and central greenway.

Pasir Ris Central Residential and Commercial
Pasir Ris Central Artist Impression (Credit: HDB)

What are the components mix in this Government Land Sales?

1.Residential Uses: The gross floor area for residential use shall not be less than 40,000 square metres for and the type of residential units allowed is flats only.

2.Commercial Uses: The gross floor area for commercial uses shall not be less than 25,000 square metres and not more than 35,900 square metres, inclusive of the commercial GFA of 400 square metres for the Integrated Bus Interchange concourse and the commercial GFA of 600 square metres for the Town Plaza.

3.MINDEF PUDO: The gross floor area for the Integrated Bus Interchange with MINDEF PUDO shall not be less than 10,200 square metres, inclusive of the 400 square metres commercial GFA for the Integrated Bus Interchange concourse.

4.Polyclinic: The gross floor area for the Polyclinic shall not be less than 6,870 square metres.

5.Child Care Centre: The gross floor area for the Child Care Centre shall not be less than 1,000 square metres.

Pasir Ris Central Town Plaza

6.Town Plaza: The gross floor area for the Town Plaza with heritage garden shall not be less than 4,000 square metres, inclusive of the 600 square metres of commercial GFA for food and beverage facilities within the Town Plaza.

Pasir Ris Central Central Greenway

7.Central Greenway: The gross floor area for the Central Greenway is subject to the proposed design of the said development and may be GFA exempted subject to conditions by the URA.

Pasir Ris will see rejuvenation for the next 10-15 years as more infrastructure gets underway. The future for Pasir Ris has much to look forward to when the Cross Island MRT completes in 2030.

Concept and Price Revenue Tender System For GLS

The white site at Pasir Ris Central will adopt the Concept and Price Revenue tender system which has seen success in another mix-used development sold in Holland Village GLS.

Under the dual-envelope concept and price tender mode for the site’s sale, only the envelopes containing concept proposals will be opened at the close of the tender as a first phase. The concept proposals should demonstrate how the future development on the land parcel will address the evaluation criteria: seamless integration of amenities, well-designed public spaces and track records.

A Concept Evaluation Committee (CEC) will first evaluate the concept proposals against the evaluation criteria. Only those concept proposals that substantially satisfy the evaluation criteria will be shortlisted for the second stage of the tender evaluation.

At the second stage, the price envelopes of proposals with acceptable concepts will be opened for consideration. The site will then be awarded to the tender with the highest bid among those with acceptable concept proposals.

Pasir Ris GLS White Site Location Plan
Pasir Ris Central Location Plan

Lifestyle offered in Pasir Ris 

Pasir Ris Park Beach
Pasir Ris Park Beach (Credit: NEA)

Pasir Ris Park and Beach
There are plentiful of options for outdoor activities from cycling and jogging along the park connectors to Pasir Ris Park. The Pasir Ris Park is a tranquil and charming place for families to enjoy activities such as pony rides, water sports, cycling, inline skating and barbeque rental.

The nature-loving enthusiast can explore the beauty of a carefully preserved six-hectare mangrove forest and observe birds at the Bird Watching Tower in close proximity.

Wild Wild Wet Downtown East
Wild Wild Wet Downtown East (Credit: Wild Wild Wet)

Wild Wild Wet
Wild Wild Wet is one of Singapore’s largest water parks which commenced operations in 2004 at Downtown East. It is a popular family attractions in Pasir Ris and suitable for wide age groups. From adrenalin rush rides to relaxing and gentle ones, visitors are guaranteed to find an activity to fit all members of the family.

Various inflatable floats customised for different rides ensure safety is a top priority for the visitors – Parents can have a peace of mind when bringing the young ones for a wet adventure.These enhanced safety life jackets are available for free to all visitors!

Baby water carriers are also available for free to allow parents to have a splashing good time with their infants. The lifeguards are specially trained in stringent international standards for lifeguarding at water-based attractions. There are nursing rooms and children’s shower cubicles to clean up the little ones before heading to Downtown East for a good meal to fill that growling stomach.

Pasir Ris Central Pedestrian Cycle Plan

Technical details on Pasir Ris Central GLS White Site

Cycling infrastructure and requirements
The Successful Tenderer shall at his own cost and expense reconstruct and/or reinstate a 2.0m-wide cycling path adjacent to the existing 1.5m-wide footpath abutting the said development, along Pasir Ris Drive 3, Pasir Ris Drive 8 and Pasir Ris Central.

Bicycle Parking Requirements
Commercial & Residential Uses: The Successful Tenderer is required to replace the existing bicycle parking lots within the said development, and to remove the existing bicycle parking lots as shown in the Pedestrian and Cycling Network Plan (subject to LTA’s approval) to improve pedestrian circulation and quality of the spaces around the said development.

A minimum of 940 bicycle parking spaces, over and above the minimum provision requirements are to be constructed, owned and maintained at the Successful Tenderer’s own expense for public use. These additional bicycle parking spaces will serve commuters’ needs for bicycle parking and are to be located within the development boundary where it should be visible, well-signed for ease of location and be freely accessible to the general public 24/7, and located within close proximity to Pasir Ris EWL MRT station.

As these bicycle parking spaces are to primarily provide bicycle parking for commuters, they should be located in one location. For full details, please visit HDB to download the full technical brochure.

GLS White Site Underground Linkway
Pasir Ris Central Underground Plan

Underground Linkway and Link Bridge 
The technical conditions of the GLS white site at Pasir Ris Central involves building an underground linkway and features a 2 storeys basement. There is no requirement for the underground linkway to connect the well established White Sands Mall as there are ample linkway on the ground level.

The Pasir Ris Central development will also see an overhead link bridge constructed along Pasir Ris Drive 3. This is will promote good connectivity to the future HDB estate that is touted to have sea facing units.

More details can be in the developer’s packet
The tender for the Pasir Ris Central white site will close at 12 noon on 14 December 2018 (Friday). More details on the GLS programme are available available for sale at: HDB’s Procurement Office Basement 1, HDB Hub 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310480