Sunway group said the standards of quality, value, and innovation for Sophia Hills in Singapore will be exemplified in the upcoming Ki Residences at Brookvale and Parc Central Residences in Tampines Avenue 10.
Sophia Hills is a modern contemporary joint development by Sunway Development Pte Ltd, the property division of Sunway group, and Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd.
This landmark development is the first-of-its-kind conservation initiative to involve three heritage buildings located on Mount Sophia in the prestigious District 9 which includes Orchard Road.
It comprises a new 493-unit condominium block, sitting atop the undulating ground of Mount Sophia, named after Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles’ wife, Lady Sofia Raffles.
The developers kept the heritage alive with the restoration and integration of the three heritage buildings.
Trinity Theological College Chapel which was built in 1969 has been converted as a restaurant, whilst Olson Building by Frank Wilmin Brewer in 1928, now serves as The Sophia Clubhouse. The Nan Wah Girl’s School built in 1941, has been designated as a childcare centre or kindergarten.
The project recently won the World Gold Winner in the Residential (Mid Rise) category at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2020.
The award recognises projects that best embodies excellence in all the real estate disciplines involved in its creation and overall merit.
Sunway Bhd property development division (international) deputy managing director, Tan Wee Bee, said this award represents another milestone for the group and Hoi Hup and underscores their commitment to set new standards of quality, value, and an innovative form of excellence with a focus on sustainable development.
“The preservation of Singapore’s cultural and architectural heritage for the community is an important element to building sustainable cities and communities,” said Tan.
Sunway had delivered and handed over more than 5,000 units in Singapore since 2007.
It planned to launch projects worth almost RM3.5 billion this year, out of which, 70 per cent or RM2.4 billion will be properties in Singapore and RM1 billion in Malaysia.
In Singapore, the developer is introducing three new residential projects – Parc Canberra (RM560 million), Ki Residence (RM1 billion), and Park Avenue Residences (RM880 million), delivering a total of 2,000 units.
Parc Canberra was launched this January. Ki Residence, selling from S$1 million a unit, and Park Avenue Residences, which may start from S$800,000 each, had been targeted to launch in May/June and the third quarter of this year respectively. Sunway has not announced the new launch date for the latter two projects.
Ki Residences will be enveloped within a forest complete with gurgling brooks with the developers investing in a new road to improve the neighbourhood’s connectivity of Sunset Estate.
The executive condominium Parc Central Residences in Tampines Avenue 10 is designed as a reminiscent of New York Central Park with a larger than football-field sized landscape area.
Sunway Property managing director Sarena Cheah had said in January there is a possibility that the international projects will contribute more than 50 per cent to the company’s sales target of RM2 billion this year, given the stronger currency.