KI RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUM
Here we review the Ki Residences @ Brookvale. Ki Residence is a new 999 year leasehold condominium at Brookvale Drive off Sunset Way, in the Clementi neighbourhood.
It sits on the long sprawling site of former Brookvale Park. This lies within a quiet, leafy enclave designated for private residential developments and two-storey bungalows.
Ki Residences has its attributes, but also its drawbacks, mainly to do with convenience, or rather the lack of it.
If you are looking for a fairly central, yet lush, green and peaceful location, and don’t need to be able to walk to an MRT station, then this place could be for you.
Especially if you are going to be working from home a good deal in the future, post-COVID. Perhaps without the necessity to commute on a daily basis, and so would love a sanctuary-like place, far from the “madding crowd”.
Homes on this secluded site will also enjoy unobstructed views over the neighbouring greenery and landed housing estate.
The KI Residences Location & Neighbourhood
The site is a short drive to Holland Village, and the Orchard Road area. Clementi is notable for its proximity to several centres of higher learning, research and medical hubs, and science parks as well. It is also just around the corner from the upcoming transformation of the Beauty World area, that will add more amenities and vibrancy to the neighbourhood.
Among the first developments there will be the Bukit Timah Community Building and Integrated Transport Hub, a new one-stop integrated facility with a Community Club, redeveloped market, and hawker centre.
But as the Ki Residences site is set deep inside a private, mainly landed housing estate, it is not convenient to amenities. There are neighbourhood shops near the main road on the way in, and Sunset Way is something of a foodie’s haunt.
Access to public transport is another matter. You need to make your way out to Clementi Road, or take the shuttle bus. (Yes, there is one.)
So Ki Residences will likely suit more those with their own transport, or who are happy to forego quick access for a quiet & secluded living environment. Particularly as convenience & seclusion seldom come hand in hand, and all the more if budget is a constraint.
Residents of the former Brookvale Park appear to be in that category. Many of them lived here for over 35 years before the site was sold for redevelopment.
About the KI Residences Development
Its unusual setting provides the developer an opportunity to create a unique development here.
Hoi Hup Sunway intends to leverage on the green and natural environment to offer something special. One with a design concept that takes its cue from its backdrop to act as a calm respite from the stresses of city life.
Ki Residences will house 660 apartments within ten 12-storey high blocks. It is geared towards couples, and young and multi-generational families. The immediate milieu, and surrounding context of numerous educational, business and research hubs, are certainly eminently suited for that.
The developer will be taking steps to improve the accessibility of the neighbourhood somewhat. Hoi Hup Sunway is undertaking an extension of the existing Sunset Way road, that skirts the Ki condo site through the forested area on its east, out to Clementi Road.
This road will provide residents an alternative, more direct access to the bus stops at Clementi Road. Possibly within about 10 to 12 minutes on foot.
The Ki Residences showflat is available for viewing by appointment. Do drop us a line if you would like to book one of the viewing slots.
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|Name||Ki Residences at Brookvale|
|Developer||Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd
(JV of Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments)
|Status||Condominium (No restrictions on foreign ownership)|
|Address||2 Brookvale Drive S(599973)
6 Brookvale Drive S(599975)
8 Brookvale Drive S(599976)
10 Brookvale Drive S(599977)
12 Brookvale Drive S(599978)
14 Brookvale Drive S(599979)
16 Brookvale Drive S(599980)
18 Brookvale Drive S(599981)
20 Brookvale Drive S(599982)
22 Brookvale Drive S(599983)
4 Brookvale Drive S(599974) – Management Office
|Site Area||31,596.7 m² (340,107 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||50,554.7 m² (544,171 sq ft)|
|Tenure||999 Year Leasehold from 23 March 1885|
|Official TOP Date||26 April 2026|
|Estimated TOP Date||30 June 2024|
|No. of Blocks||10|
|No. of Storeys||12|
|No. of Units||660|
|Car Park Spaces||660 spaces + 110 bicycle spaces|
|Description||Condominium Residential Housing Development Comprising 10 Blocks of 12-Storey Apartment With Common Basement Carparks and Communal Facilities at Sunset Way (Clementi Planning Area)|
|Architect||ADDP Architects LLP|
|Main Contractor||Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd|
|C&S Engineers||ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd|
|M&E Consultants||Rankine & Hill Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Architect||STX Landscape Architects|
|Developer’s Solicitor||Rajah & Tann|
|Project Account||OCBC Bank for Project A/c No. 713-259992-001 of Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd|
Ki Residences Floor Plans
Below are five examples out of the 14 Ki Residence floor plan layouts.
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The unit sizes here are slightly bigger than the norm these days. The smallest 2 bedroom + 1 bathroom units start at 700 sq ft, compared to around 592 to 614 sq ft elsewhere for such units. This translates into more spacious rooms.
The designs for this project have some nice features too. For one thing, the developer appears to have listened to buyers’ complaints about lack of storage. So every unit, down to the smallest 2 bedder, comes with a storage closet.
While it’s not a very big one, it has nifty features like shelving hung on its door to organise your household cleaning supplies for instance. Some thought has also gone into maximising the DB (Distribution Box) area for extra storage.
Ki Residences Site Plan
Ki Residence Singapore is a low to mid-rise condominium development set within a private residential estate inside Sunset Way. It occupies a rather elongated, irregular-shaped sprawling site, stretching from the north-west to the south-east.
To its north-east is the greenery of Maju camp. And to its south-west is a low-rise landed housing enclave, comprising mainly 2-storey high bungalows.
Hence higher floor units on either side should get unblocked views, good wind flows, and natural light.
The thin and long, 385 metres long frontage, of the site offers certain advantages. All the blocks can be laid out in one line, so they don’t overlap each other. Which offers privacy as they don’t overlook each other.
It also means all the units get views, either the greenery view to the north, or the landed housing view to the south. As they are all generally aligned in a north-south orientation, there is minimal afternoon sun exposure, while harnessing the best of the seasonal winds.
- Several majestic trees were identified for conservation by the Landscape Architect.
- One of them sits in the central landscape area, drawing inspiration from the Japanese Enso circle. From this has been conceptualised a spiralling clubhouse, encircling this tree, an important remnant of the rich greenery of the site.
- Ample outdoor seating areas are provided around & overlooking the tree as chill-out spaces.
- Within the clubhouse, two flexible function rooms can be combined to hold a large function, with outdoor overspill spaces.
- 5m high double value ceiling spaces for the function rooms give them a grand lobby feel.
- The cantilevered Gym is a main architectural feature, with full glass façade which overlooks the main landscaping and pool area.
- The materials and palette of the architecture consists of a timber look texture, complemented by a textured grey colour.
Ki Residences Showflat · Viewing
Show Unit Types
2 Bedroom + Study . Type B2 . 69 sq m / 743 sq ft
3 Bedroom Premium . Type C5 . 109 sq m / 1,173 sq ft
4 Bedroom Premium . Type D3-G . 137 sq m / 1,475 sq ft
The Ki Residence showflat will open for viewings from 20 November 2020, but by advance appointment only.
In line with current safe distancing rules, only a limited number of people will be allowed into the showflat at any one time. Hence there will be limited viewing slots available.
Please drop your contact details in the Form below if you wish to reserve one of the time slots.
Ki Residences Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|2 Bedroom + Study||B2/B3||69 – 82||743 – 883|
|3 Bedroom||C1/C2/C3||418||80 – 111||861 – 1,195|
|3 Bedroom + Utility||C4/C5/C6||103 – 131||1,109 – 1,410|
|4 Bedroom + Utility||D1/D2/D3||58||116 – 159||1,249 – 1,711|
|5 Bedroom + Utility||E1||4||169 – 193||1,819 – 2,077|
|5BR + Utility + Study||E2||184 – 208||1,981 – 2,239|
|Total Number of Units||660|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
KI RESIDENCE PRICE RANGES
The Ki Residences price ranges as at 6 December 2020 are listed below. Starts from SGD$1.238M up. (Note: Prices are subject to increase without notice as units sell out.)
Please let us know via the Contact Form if you would like latest unit prices or availability.
|Unit Description||Strata Area
|2 Bedroom||700||$1.238M – $1.334M||$348|
|2 Bedroom + Study||743 / 753||$1.24M – $1.489M||$348|
|3 Bedroom||861||$1.426M – $1.762M||$348|
|3 Bedroom + Yard||936 / 980||$1.549M – $1.993M||$348|
|3BR + Yard + Utility||1,109 – 1,195||$1.905M – $2.346M||$406|
|4BR + Yard + Utility||1,249 – 1,475||$2.15M – $2.635M||$406|
|5BR + Utility||1,819 / 2,077||SOLD OUT||$464|
|5BR + Study + Utility||1,981 / 2,239||$3.84M / $3.994M||$464|
KI RESIDENCE PRICE BACKGROUND
The Ki Residence site was formerly that of Brookvale Park. Which was sold collectively in an en bloc deal to Hoi Hup Sunway for SGD$530 million, on 15 February 2018.
On top of that, a development charge of around SGD$26 million was payable, which adds up to a total cost of $556 million.
Under the 2019 URA Master Plan, this 373,008 sq ft land parcel is zoned for residential development and has a gross plot ratio of 1.6. It may be redeveloped up to a maximum total floor area of 656,494 sq ft, inclusive of the 10 per cent bonus balcony allowance.
Hence the total amount paid for the site works out to a land rate of roughly $932 PSF PPR (per sq ft per plot ratio). After factoring in the development, financing, and construction, the break even level might be around $1,500 PSF.
We could therefore be looking at a selling price of anywhere between $1,6xx to $1,8xx PSF. Which would be quite competitive, given that the freehold Forett nearby sold fairly well at its recent launch, at an average of $1,950 PSF.
(Freehold and 999 year leasehold prices are usually about 20% to 25% higher than 99-year leasehold prices.)
About the Developer
Ki Residences Singapore is being developed by Hoi Hup Sunway, a joint venture between Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments Pte Ltd.
Both are well established and reputable developers with collectively, decades of experience on the local real estate scene.
Among their various collaborative efforts together in Singapore, are projects such as Vacanza @ East, Miltonia Residences, Sea Esta, and The Peak @ Toa Payoh. They also built City View @ Boon Kheng, that made the news recently for achieving million dollar prices on the HDB resale market.
They are currently working together on the mixed-use 33-storey high Royal Square at Novena.
About Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd (“Hoi Hup” or the “Group)
Hoi Hup Realty was established in 1983 in Singapore. It is a niche property developer with a variety of completed projects to its credit.
These range from executive and private condominiums, to mixed-use developments, to landed and cluster housing projects. To date, Hoi Hup has been responsible for more than 7,300 units of Singapore’s housing stock.
Among these are recognisable ones such as Residences @ Killiney, Sophia Hills @ Mount Sophia, Suites @ Cairnhill, Shelford 23, Waterford Residence, The Ford @ Holland, Whitley Residences, The Foresta @ Mount Faber, De Royale.
Hoi Hup’s strength lies in its accumulated knowledge and experience, and dedication to create spaces that embody functionality, quality, style and comfort. It intends to leverage on that to pursue an ever higher standard for its upcoming developments.
In fact, Hoi Hup has already clinched several building accolades and awards in acknowledgment of its standards of built quality. Including BCI Asia’s Top 10 Developers Awards for the years of 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.
About Sunway Developments Pte Ltd (“Sunway”)
Sunway Developments is a fully-owned subsidiary under the Sunway Group, a Malaysian conglomerate or MNC.
The primary business areas of the group include property investment and development, supply of building materials, design and building construction of mega-projects (like Sunway City), real estate REITs, hospitality, leisure, education, and information technology.
Sunway is also one of Singapore’s leading concrete pre-casters. It has been involved in both public and private sector work, and undertaken a number of Design & Building projects. Such as at The Meadows @ Punggol, and Ikea @ Tampines.
The Group has won awards from international bodies such as IFAWPCA & FIABCI for its work.
Ki Residences Location · Features
Location. The Ki Residence location is along Brookvale Drive in the Sunset Way estate off Clementi Road. This is a private low-rise residential enclave that is just across from the junction of Clementi Road with Holland Road.
In fact it has something of the feel and ambience of the Holland Road / Upper Bukit Timah neighbourhood as well.
F&B, Supermarkets, Shops, Banks, MRT station. The Ki Residences location enjoys a high level of seclusion and privacy. Far from the crowds and buzz and noise. Which also means it is not within close proximity to major shopping malls or transport nodes.
Of course on the way in via Sunset Way, there are some neighbourhood shops at the ground level of the HDB blocks. Housing some bakeries, cafes, clinics, and hair salons. A large part of it has evolved into a sort of food haven. And there is even a small neighbourhood mall, Clementi Arcade.
But other than that, you would need to make your way out to Holland Village or Clementi Town Center, or Bukit Timah Plaza up the road for more heavy-duty shopping.
Schools & Academic Institutions. This must be one of the strengths of the Ki Residences location. It is right in the midst of the education belt here, that starts from the schools of Bukit Timah, and Ngee Polytechnic at the north end of Clementi Road.
Down south to campuses like University Town and the National University of Singapore at Kent Ridge, the Singapore Polytechnic campus, the United World College of South-East Asia. And several other noteworthy educational institutions, from pre-schools to tertiary institutions.
Nature Parks & Recreation. The Ki Residence location is somewhere midpoint between two major nature parks. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is within 5 minutes drive north, and the Southern Ridges Green Belt is about 10 minutes drive south of the site.
Accessibility. It might lack an MRT station within walking distance, but in terms of driving time and distance, Ki Residences scores quite well. It is not too far from Orchard Road and the CBD, which is why Clementi is one of pricier HDB estates.
Driving north on Clementi Road, you can get onto the PIE (Pan-Island Expressway) in about 5 to 6 minutes. While southwards, it takes less than 10 minutes to get onto the AYE (Ayer-Rajah Expressway). Both lead quickly to the rest of the expressway network criss-crossing the island.