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Tengah Plantation Grove is the first development to be launched within new Tengah township. As of today, a total of 8 plots have been tendered for design development and to be launched in due time (4 from plantation district and another 4 from garden district). Based on our stage 1 assessment, there will be estimated up to 55% of stacks having 3pm west sun exposure of 3 months and above (note that this assessment is based on units having a standard horizontal shading device of at least 300mm to 600mm, design detail will render different outcome). As heat from the sun exposure transmit through wall and glass surface, higher exposure will translate to higher indoor temperature (this will require higher energy demand for cooling, thus more energy consumption) as well as affecting the lifespan of the interior furniture, fittings and finishes (floor, wall, ceiling, etc). We rate the west sun exposure for this development at 1 out of 4.
Based on recorded wind pattern data from the year 2017, we anticipate only up to 28% of the stacks here will get either 1 of the prevailing wind exposures either from North East, North to North West, South or South to South West. Future development to the North East, North West as well as South West may reduce this potential. Prevailing wind exposure will allow the unit a good cross ventilation and allow higher air change of internal living space. Prevailing wind exposure is best facing the main façade where all the windows of Living and Bedrooms are facing. We rate the wind exposure for this development at 2 out of 4.
This development is sited almost next to the nearest MRT station which is Tengah Plantation Station (JE1) of the future Jurong Region Line. In terms of transportation proximity, having a distance of 400m or less from an MRT station will be the best possible scenario as this coverage is what we considered as the gold mine. Proximity to LRT station will not equal to proximity to an MRT station as LRT only serve a small locality and eventually will need to connect to MRT for greater access to the whole Singapore. We rate the transportation proximity for this development at 4 out of 4.
This development consists of up to a total of 1,620 units with a plot ratio 2.8. Overall building height has been kept at a range of 8 to 14 habitable levels. A development size will determine how resources/ amenities within the development being distributed and utilised. A huge development will translate to a larger parking area, further distance to amenities within the development, more residents sharing the same amenities, etc. More residents utilising the same amenities will contribute to higher wear and tear and eventually higher future maintenance and discomfort. We rate the development size for this development at 1 out of 4.
Plantation Grove is mainly surrounded by residential and green area with proximity (within 500m) to site reserved for utility. There will be plenty of educational facilities around this development to cater for future resident’s needs. Huge commercial area with residential component will be available next to this development. Amenities within a 500m walk from a development will allow better accessibility and save on travelling time. These amenities include schools, health care facility, commercial area and better still with a large green area like parks and waterbody to allow nearby residents to relax and exercise. At best, we will try to avoid proximity to industrial area, be it business 1 or 2, airbase, utility, reserved site, etc. A reserved site in URA masterplan being defined as an area the specific use of which have yet to be determined. This will translate to future unforeseen risk to the development. We rate the surrounding proximity for this development at 3 out of 4.
1. What is Jurong Region Line and how will it affect you in terms of design and construction?
2. How will the delayed HSR impact your investment?
3. What is district cooling (which will be use in this development) and how will it impact the home owner?
4. What is PWCS and what is the impact on your future investment?
5. How does the development phasing being planned and what is the pro and con of going for this development? We will advice readers who engaged us discreetly on which other development have been planned.
6. What is the development potential in terms of pricing compare to Bukit Batok which is just next door? Bidadari township pricing movement may help to shed some light.
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