Friday, May 28, 2010

Industrial plot near Pioneer MRT available

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has made a 30-year leasehold industrial site at Pioneer Road North / Soon Lee Street available for sale.

The land parcel is on the reserve list, and interested developers can ask URA to put it up for tender.

The site spans 155,427 sq ft and has a maximum gross plot ratio of 2.0. It is zoned for Business 2 use, making it suitable for clean industries and other activities such as vehicle repair and furniture production.

The land parcel is near Pioneer MRT station. It is also right next to a site which URA sold in December last year. KNG Realty beat stiff competition from seven other developers to win that site then, with a bid of $19.4 million or $48 per sq ft per plot ratio (psf ppr).

Demand for industrial sites in the last few months has been strong as the economy picked up. In April, the tender of a larger 60-year site at Woodlands Avenue 12 drew six bids, with the highest one at $65.2 million or $75 psf ppr.

Colliers International said this month that demand could grow further, as manufacturers expand their operations and institutional funds return to scout for investments. Already, the average monthly gross rent at single-user factories in the central part of Singapore has increased by 3.8 per cent to $1.35 psf between October last year and March this year. Capital values of such properties have also risen.

Source: Business Times, 28 May 2010

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