Business Times – 11 Mar 2008
THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will market the first site in the new Ophir-Rochor corridor at the ‘Marche International des Professionals de L’Immobilier’ (MIPIM), a premier international property event in Cannes, France.
The site will be launched for sale under the Confirmed List of the Government Land Sales Programme in June.
In a statement yesterday, URA said the 2.74-hectare parcel is at Rochor Road/Ophir Road, adjacent to Parkview Square.
It also said the developer will have to include a minimum amount of office and hotel space to cater to the growth of Singapore’s financial and business services sector and tourism.
Depending on market demand, URA will release more redevelopment sites in the Ophir-Rochor area over the next five to 10 years. URA will be exhibiting plans for development of the Ophir-Rochor corridor at MIPIM Cannes.
A team led by URA, and comprising public sector agencies and private companies, will showcase investment opportunities, including key recent and upcoming developments, at the Singapore Pavilion.
‘With some of the most prominent upcoming developments and strategic sale sites that Singapore has to offer in Marina Bay and Ophir-Rochor, I am confident we will continue to attract international investors,’ said URA’s director of land administration Choy Chan Pong.
Besides plans for the Ophir-Rochor corridor, URA will exhibit plans for the extension of the existing financial district at Marina Bay.
As part of the plan to rejuvenate and grow the existing Central Business District, URA has released more plans for the Ophir-Rochor corridor to complement the Marina Bay area, featuring mixed-use developments with offices, hotels, residential and other complementary facilities in a park-like environment.
It is expected to be developed over the next 10 to 15 years.