NEWPORT RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUM
Freehold Mixed Development @ 80 Anson Road . Singapore CBD
REGISTER FOR UPDATES . BY CITY DEVELOPMENTS
REGISTER FOR UPDATES . BY CITY DEVELOPMENTS
Welcome to the review of Newport Residences in Singapore’s CBD, at Anson Road in the Tanjong Pagar district. Within a new mixed-use development called Newport Plaza, comprising the commercial Newport Tower, and Newport Residences condo offering 246 residential units.
This project is rare in being the only new launch integrated development at the moment that is freehold. It is being built on the site of the former Fuji Xerox Tower office building owned by City Developments (CDL).
CDL will be re-developing Newport under the government’s CBD incentive scheme. The scheme aims to transform the city’s central districts, while adding more homes and vibrancy to the urban core.
Newport Residences Condo . Background
Newport Tower occupies its own island site in Tanjong Pagar at the southern end of Singapore’s downtown core. It is bounded by Anson Road, Bernam Road, Tanjong Pagar Road, and Keppel Viaduct above Keppel Road. Tanjong Pagar is one of the oldest parts of the CBD, with a rich and diverse heritage.
The new mixed-use integrated development will house residential and serviced apartments, with public and commercial spaces. Under the incentive scheme, the new building will enjoy 25% more gross floor area (GFA) than the original office complex. Hence it will cover a total GFA of 655,000 square feet or 60,851 square meters. Of this, roughly 40% is given to retail and office space, 35% to residential use, and 25% to serviced apartments.
ADDP Architects is the Project Architect for the development, working in collaboration with the Principal Architect, Japanese firm Nikken Sikkei. According to Mr Tang Kok Thye, associate partner at ADDP, “80 Anson Road would be the first integrated development in Singapore with four different components in a single tower.”
Besides its location in the core Downtown area, Newport Residences is near two MRT stations as well. The nearer one will be Prince Edward Road station on the Circle Line, currently under construction to close the loop. Its closest exit is 200 metres or 3 minutes walk away.
The other, Tanjong Pagar station on the East-West MRT line, is also within walking distance. To its nearest exit C is 420 metres, or about 6 minutes walk, after allowing for crossing the roads in between.
Newport Tower is also located in the Greater Southern Waterfront masterplan zone, and likely to benefit from the upcoming transformation.
Newport Residences Condo . Commercial + Residential
Newport Tower is surrounded by mainly office towers, with some having F&B and retail spaces at ground level too. These create a vibrant streetscape, with a diversity of shops and eateries serving nearby office workers.
It is also around seven minutes walk from Guoco Tower, the iconic integrated development and skyscraper at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. This comprises offices, six levels of retail, hotel, and Wallich Residence, apartments that sell for $3,000 to over $4,000 PSF.
Newport Mixed Development . Key Features Summation
- 47-storey iconic mixed-use development with residential units, serviced apartments, and offices. To be called Newport Plaza, comprising Newport Residences (246 units for sale), 198 units of serviced apartments, and Newport Tower (9-Storey) respectively.
- Located within the Singapore CBD, one of the world’s major financial hubs. With open sea views currently. On the doorstep of, and with future views to, the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront mega redevelopment of the southern coastline.
- Rare freehold condominium launch in Singapore CBD. Freehold properties make up less than 5% of the total housing stock in Singapore. This freehold ratio is declining as well, given that all new government land sales are 99-year leasehold.
- Within 3 minutes walk of Prince Edward MRT station on the Circle Line, and 6 minutes walk from Tanjong Pagar station on the East-West MRT line.
- Being developed by City Developments, one of the most established and reputable real estate companies in Singapore.
- Downtown core condos are facing rising sale and rental values amidst a steady recovery in commercial properties in the CBD. This comes as borders re-open globally, and with the government’s plan to bring in more foreign talent.
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Newport Residences Condo . Potential and Demand
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)’s rejuvenation plans are in progress for the Tanjong Pagar and Anson areas. These bode well for Newport Residences, both as a place to live in, and as an investment.
At the same time, COVID-19 has shaken up how Singaporeans work, live and play. In response, urban planning is being re-calibrated to better meet these needs.
In fact, URA had already initiated some of these changes previously. But COVID has “sharpened the need” and given impetus to a higher residential population and more mixed uses in the CBD.
URA says: “In particular, the CBD Incentive Scheme, which aims to transform the CBD into vibrant mixed-use neighbourhoods instead of being a mono-use office-centric district, is well-placed to accommodate such changing trends.”
This scheme will incorporate better-designed pedestrian-centric streets with public spaces, to support active mobility. It covers the Robinson Road, Cecil Street, Shenton Way, Anson Road, and Tanjong Pagar precincts.
Hence Newport condo residents will be able to work, live, dine, relax, and shop within the neighbourhood. In addition, just south across Keppel Road, lies the former Tanjong Pagar Port. This precinct is being re-developed as part of the Greater Southern Waterfront grand master plan. It will become a very attractive, vibrant district once completed, which should enhance the value of its surrounding neighbourhood.
In his 2019 National Day Rally speech, PM Lee outlined some of these plans: New attractions, housing and office spaces to be developed in the Greater Southern Waterfront.
This vision could take the next 10 to 15 years to be fully realised and completed. But its growth bodes well for the future upside potential of Newport Residences.
The Greater Southern Waterfront Plans . In a Nutshell
Newport Condo Singapore & Greater Southern Waterfront
For the longest time, the coastline south of Tanjong Pagar was given over to port activities and a container terminal. This inevitably hindered any expansion of the CBD southwards and westwards.
However in 2013, URA announced that the port activities both here and at Pasir Panjang, would be moved to Tuas. The land freed up, including the coast in between, was to be developed into a vast new waterfront city, to be called the Greater Southern Waterfront.
These plans will work exciting changes to the city skyline in this part of Singapore. A continuous 30KM long waterfront promenade will front the coastline westwards from the CBD (Central Business District).
The CBD will be extended a good way westwards. And it will incorporate a green park winding its way from Gardens by the Bay, to Labrador Park. Storm-water run-offs will be channelled to fill a man-made reservoir.
Work to move the Tanjong Pagar port has almost finished. The first berths at Tuas are slated to start operations in 2025.
The relocation of the port is expected to free up 925 hectares of prime seafront land. That is roughly three times the size of Marina Bay. URA intends to release land for construction of the first phases of the waterfront city, in about 5 years time.
So in future, Newport Residences will have the advantage of being a freehold project on the doorstep of this city. Its residents will get to enjoy all the benefits of a lifestyle hub within 5 to 10 minutes walk. Malls and shops, supermarkets and cafes, bars and bistros. The coastline here will be cleaned up, with breezy waterfront alfresco dining, greenery, and lots of activity.
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|Developer||Hong Leong Properties Pte Limited
(A wholly owned subsidiary of City Developments Limited)
|Status||1 Block of 23 to 45-Storey Residential Component|
|Address||80 Anson Road, Singapore 079907|
|Land Area||5,091.2 m² (54,802 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||60,851 m² (655,000 sq ft)|
|Plot Ratio||5.6 + 25%|
|Tenure||Estate in perpetuity (Freehold)|
|Estd Vacant Possession||1 March 2030|
|Space Distribution||40% for office and retail
. 25% for serviced apartments
. 35% for residential use
|No. of Units||246 Residential Units|
|Design Architect||Nikken Sikkei Ltd|
|Principal Architect||ADDP Architects LLP|
|Project ID||ADDP Architects LLP|
|Concept ID||FDAT Designs Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Consultant||EcoPlan Asia Pte Ltd|
|Main Builder||Woh Hup (Private) Limited|
Newport Residences Floor Plan
The Newport condo floor plans are not finalised yet.
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Newport Residences Site Plan
The Newport Residences site is a trapezoid-shaped land parcel, bounded by roads on all four sides. It lies in between Tanjong Pagar Road at its west border, and Anson Road on its east / south-east. On its north is Bernam Street, parallel to Keppel Viaduct and Keppel Road on its south border.
Being an island side, there is more openness and breathing space between Newport Tower and neighbouring blocks. This provides better privacy and wind flows for the Newport condo units, especially those facing south and south-west.
Based on the URA master plan, the plot ratio for this site is 5.6. However the CBD Incentive Scheme gives this site an additional 25% GFA (gross floor area), bringing the plot ratio up to 7. Hence it can potentially go up to 46 to 51 storeys high, towering over most of its neighbours.
The design for this project is a single, partly cascading tower, that houses all the components of this mixed development.
Newport Residences Showflat · Viewing
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Newport Residences Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|1 Bedroom||A||86||40 – 46||431 – 495|
|1 Bedroom + Study||AS||22||54||581|
|2 Bedroom||B||24||60 – 70||646- 753|
|2 Bedroom Premium||BP||30||64 – 66||689 – 710|
|2BR Premium + Study||BPS||33||76 – 86||818 – 926|
|3 Bedroom Premium||CP||15||112||1,206|
|3BR Premium + Study||CPS||10||114||1,227|
|4 Bedroom Premium||DP||18||192||2,067|
|Total Number of Units||246|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
THE NEWPORT RESIDENCES PRICE RANGES
The Newport condo prices have not been finalised yet.
Please let us know via the Contact Form if you wish to know the pricing once available.
NEWPORT RESIDENCES PRICES . BASIS OF COMPUTATION
The site was previously that of Fuji Xerox Towers, owned by City Developments (CDL). As CDL will be redeveloping the site themselves, there is no “purchase” land price to use, to compute cost.
Hence the best metric to use for estimating possible selling price is probably market pricing, or comparable new launches nearby.
The closest comparison is the 99-leasehold One Bernam, another mixed-use project directly across Bernam Street. One Bernam is currently selling at between $2,3xx PSF for the bigger units, to around $3,000 PSF for one bedders.
However Newport Residence is freehold, which normally commands a 15 to 20% premium over leasehold sites. So this might translate to a possible pricing of somewhere between $2,750 to $3,600 PSF.
About the Developer
Newport Tower and Newport Residences are being developed by City Developments Pte Ltd.
City Developments is well-known to be one of Singapore’s most established, reputable, and prolific developers.
About City Developments Limited (“CDL” or the “Group”)
City Developments is a global real estate group, with operations in 112 locations spread across 29 regions and countries. It has the distinction of being one of the biggest companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, by market capitalisation.
The Group’s income-stable, though geographically-diverse portfolio, spans a wide range of real estate assets. From shopping malls to integrated developments, offices to hotels, residences to serviced apartments.
All in all, it manages over 23 million square feet of residential, commercial, and hospitality space worldwide. Among these are 152 hotels, many in gateway cities across the globe that provide over 44,000 rooms, including in its wholly-owned hotel chain of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Ltd.
CDL especially has a tonne of experience and an admirable track record in residential property development. In over 55 years of real estate development, it has built more than 47,000 homes to date. A lot of them are in Singapore.
They include projects like Boulevard 88, Cliveden @ Grange, St Regis Residences, Gramercy Park, Nouvel 18, New Futura at Leonie Hill, The Glyndebourne, The Sail @ Marina Bay, The Pier at Robertson, Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove, South Beach Residences, MeyeRise, Golden Hill Villas, and Goldenhill Park.
It is also responsible for several mixed-use or integrated developments. Those currently under construction include Piccadilly Grand (in conjunction with MCL Land), and Sengkang Grand Residences (together with Capitaland).
Another project that CDL is working on with Capitaland, is the iconic and beautifully-designed integrated development of Canninghill Piers.
For further details of City Developments, see https://cdl.com.sg
Newport Residences Location · Features
The Newport Residences location lies between Tanjong Pagar Road and Anson Road, inside Singapore’s main business and financial district.
It is surrounded on three sides by office and hotel blocks, and other mixed developments. Many of them with shops and F&B outlets at ground or podium levels. Currently there are a few apartment complexes as well, like Skysuites @ Anson, Wallich Residences, and Altez. The surrounding workforce can support a lot more homes here though, hence the CBD Incentive Scheme to turn more plots into mixed developments.
- Nearest MRT Station.
The nearest MRT station at the moment is Tanjong Pagar station on the West-East line. Exit C from the station next to International Plaza, is about 6 minutes away, walking along Anson Road past Enggor and Gopeng streets.
In future, once the Prince Edward Road station completes, there is the option of the Circle MRT Line too. Its nearest exit at the corner of Keppel Road and Shenton Way is about three minutes walk to the Newport Residence location. This station and the final section of Circle Line tunnel is currently under construction, targeting to open in 2025.
- Shops, Supermarkets, F&B, Banks.
While the Newport Residences location is not a shopping district, it is still fairly well provided with shops, and especially food outlets. In fact quite a lot of eateries have sprung up to cater to the office crowd. These range from humble hawker centres and coffee shops, to cafes and pricier restaurants in more exotic or upmarket settings. Some of these occupy space in nearby hotels and mixed developments too.
For daily necessities, residents can walk a couple of minutes up Tanjong Pagar Road to 100AM Mall. It offers a Fairprice supermarket outlet, besides various shops. A bit further on up Tanjong Pagar Road, is a food centre and market, and Tanjong Pagar Plaza. That has a Fairprice supermarket as well, and some eateries and shops. Altez across Enggor Street houses a Cold Storage outlet too. Alternatively one can drop into International Plaza on the way back from the MRT station. A number of bank branches can be found there and up Shenton Way.
More excitingly, the nearby Greater Southern Waterfront district will offer a profusion of dining, shopping, and lifestyle destinations in future. But that will not be for a while yet. You can read some of the plans for it in the URA web page on GSW – Gateway to Future Live, Work and Play.
- Parks, Nature Reserves, Relaxation.
Currently there are no big nature reserves or parks in the vicinity of the Newport Residences condo location.
But the Greater Southern Waterfront plans include provision for parks and green spaces connected by 30 KM of nature trails. These trails will link to a waterfront promenade running from Gardens by the Bay, westwards, past the Newport Residences location.
It will integrate green lungs like the upcoming Pasir Panjang Linear Park that will join Labrador Nature Reserve, and West Coast Park.
The Newport Residences location is pretty convenient in this aspect. It is beside Keppel Road and Tanjong Pagar Road, that leads to the slip road to the MCE (Marina Coastal Expressway). The MCE leads to both the KPE (Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway) and ECP (East-Coast Parkway), and from there to the island-wide expressway network.
This site is also reasonably close to the CTE (Central Expressway) exit, driving up Cantonment Road. And certainly being within the CBD places it within easy reach of Downtown core areas, including Marina Bay Financial District.