Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lucky Plaza medical suites up for sale

THE second phase of Orchard Medical Specialists Centre will be offered for sale and rent from tomorrow by Hong Property Investments.

The fifth floor of Lucky Plaza has been transformed into an exclusive medical hub with occupants engaged in fields such as psychological medicine, dentistry and women’s wellness. Since the first launch some two years ago, eight units have been sold and another 30 are tenanted.

The remaining 18 units are now being offered for sale at average prices of $3,100 to $3,200 per square foot (psf) and for rent at $11 to $12 psf per month.

Knight Frank, which is marketing the units, said that with the renewed buying interest in high-end apartments at Orchard Road as well as the continued growth in medical tourism in Singapore, medical practitioners and retail investors can generally envisage the capital appreciation and the rentability of the medical suites in the mid to long term.

According to Knight Frank, at the nearby 99-year Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, a 1,206 sq ft unit changed hands at $3,701 psf last month while another 893 sq ft unit was sold for $4,798 psf in November last year.

Over at Novena Medical Centre, there were some transactions of the 99-year leasehold units in the range of $2,800 psf to $3,000 psf.

Rents of medical suites in the Orchard Road vicinity, such as at Paragon Medical Centre and Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, are in the range of $14-$16 psf, Knight Frank said.

Source: Business Times, 28 Jan 2010

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