THE ATELIER CONDOMINIUM
Freehold Launch at Newton . District 9 . By Bukit Sembawang
Here we present the Atelier launch. The Atelier condo in Singapore is a new high-rise residential development at Makeway Avenue, on the fringe of Orchard Road. It sits on a freehold site in a private residential estate, the Newton / Novena enclave in Singapore’s district 9. This is a prime residential location favoured by foreigners and investors.
Our review sets out the attributes of the Atelier condo, and what the comparative market pricing is like.
The location of the Atelier Singapore is fairly convenient. It is 6 minutes walk from the famous (or infamous) Newton Food Centre, and roughly 10 minutes walk from the Newton Interchange MRT station that connects the North-South and Downtown lines.
It is also well-served by several retail and dining hubs. The most well-known and extensive is undoubtedly the Orchard Road shopping belt that is 5 minutes ride down the road, whether by car or train.
Closer at hand to the Atelier condominium, we have the shopping and F&B outlets of Novena, that include United Square, Novena Square, and Square 2.
In addition, the neighbourhood here is on the cusp, in fact has started further gentrification.
Under the URA’s Health City Novena master plan, Novena is growing in scale and importance as an integrated healthcare hub as well. This could create rental demand for investors looking to rent out their property in the area.
Parents with young children who want a home within the Bukit Timah education belt might also consider getting a place here. This site is located close to several of the highly regarded schools within the district. Three of them, St. Joseph Institution (Junior), Anglo Chinese School (Junior), and Anglo Chinese School (Primary) are within the 1KM radius.
About the Atelier Singapore
The Atelier condo design will be interesting. The word Atelier, meaning a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer, gives us a picture of something artistic, even avant-garde. Certainly it won’t be a run-of-the mill product, but will encapsulate contemporary design and architecture with a sculptural element to it.
This can be seen in the single definitive residential tower. According to the architects, the emphasis here is on form following function. It is designed to suit the way you live, so you can make your home individually yours.
The Atelier will comprise only 120 apartments, with a choice of one to 4 bedroom residences. These will come with spaces interspersed and layered with indoor and outdoor zones, meant to foster a private living experience.
It is also intended to promote a holistic lifestyle, with facilities spread across three landscaped decks. Green corridors connecting the green areas provide avenues for relaxation.
Higher floor units could get unobstructed views. And certainly from the 18th storey landscape deck, residents can enjoy some city views while socialising with family and friends there.
The apartments themselves seem to be fitted out with aesthetics, quality, and functionalism in mind. Kitchen appliances will be french from De Dietrich. Sanitary fittings will be a matt black range from renowned Italian brand – GESSI – that will complement the premium quality German wares from Villeroy & Boch.
The Atelier Condominium Background
The Atelier condo site was previously occupied by Makeway View. This freehold land parcel was sold to Bukit Sembawang Land, a unit of Bukit Sembawang Estates, for SGD$$168 million. The purchase was via a collective or en bloc sale tender, awarded on 21 March 2018.
Incidentally, Bukit Sembawang is the developer that recently sold out all 78 units of its Signature Collection landed houses at Luxus Hills, within a record-setting 5 days in early September 2019. It was able to achieve this feat by pricing those units very reasonably.
Anyway, this latest project of Bukit Sembawang is in District 09. Which is widely recognised as the top residential district in Singapore, in the neighbourhood of Orchard Road.
According to Edmund Tie and Company, who handled the sale of the Makeway View, units in the Atelier condo could potentially enjoy 180-degree unobstructed panoramic views of the city, with lush greenery in its immediate vicinity.
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|Developer||Bukit Sembawang Land Pte Ltd (ROC 201808588E)|
|Status||Condominium (Foreigners eligible to buy)|
|Address||2 Makeway Avenue, Singapore 228599|
|Site Area||3,863 m² (41,582 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||10,816.5 m² (116,429 sq ft)|
|Tenure||Estate in Fee Simple (Freehold)|
|Estd T.O.P. Date||01 March 2024|
|No. of Units||120|
|Car Park Spaces||123 (including 3 handicap car park spaces)|
|Architect||Ong & Ong Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Consultant||Ecoplan Asia Pte Ltd|
|M&E Consultant||WSP Consultancy Pte Ltd|
|Structural Consultant||ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Main Contractor||V3 Construction Pte Ltd|
The Atelier Floor Plans
Please drop us a note via the Contact Form if you would like us to send you the Atelier floor plan brochure when available.
EXAMPLE FLOOR PLANS
There are two colour schemes: warm scheme for the smaller units, and cool scheme for the bigger units.
|Space||1 & 2 Bedroom Units
(A1, B1, B2, B3)
|3 & 4 Bedroom Units
(C1, C2, C3, D1, D2)
|Bedroom||Engineered Timber||Engineered Timber|
|Powder Room||–||Marble (C3, D1, D2 only)|
The Atelier Site Plan
The Atelier condo is located in a private residential neighbourhood, on a corner site bounded by Kampong Java Road and Makeway Avenue. Makeway Avenue is a short lane that serves only a small handful of residential developments besides the Atelier condo itself.
To its west and south is Kopar at Newton, another new condominium development that launched for sale in 2020. Kopar is a 99 year leasehold project comprising two 23-storey high towers. It is currently over 45% sold, at between $2,4xx to $2,8xx PSF.
Across Makeway Avenue are a couple of other mid-rise apartment blocks, surrounded by low-rise landed houses. Hence the Atelier condominium enjoys mostly quite open views, particularly to its south & south-east. Even the buildings across Bukit Timah Road to its south are generally low-rise too.
The Atelier site is a fairly good size, for a freehold site. Its decent size allows for more facilities than is found in most new freehold launches. The number of units in this project is also in a mid-size range. Enough for economies of scale, but not so big that it loses a sense of identity and community.
The Atelier Showflat · Viewing
The Atelier condo showflat is available, but all viewings are by advance appointment only, due to the safe distancing rules.
Please let us know via the Contact Form below if you wish to book a viewing slot.
No new launch home in Singapore now is complete without a Smart Home system. Some even offer concierge services, that once was the purview of ultra-high end developments. This place provides both, with apps to facilitate community living thrown in too.
Smart Home Living @ The Atelier
. Digital Lock Set
. Air-Conditioner Control
. Lighting Control
. Smoke Detection
. Water Heater Control
Smart Community Living @ The Atelier
. Facility Booking (via mobile app)
. Visitor Invite (via QR code or one-day pin)
. Smart Parcel Box
. Car Plate Recognition
. Mobile Access (via smartphone)
. Smart Letterbox (via smartphone or access card)
Concierge @ The Atelier
. Concierge Greetings
. Porter Service
. Umbrella Rental
. Lounge Service & Refreshment
. Transportation Arrangements*
. Parcel & Postal Service*
. E-Bicycle Rental*
. Additional Concierge Services*
Restaurant and Café reservations | Party and Event Planning | Gourmet Chef for parties or events | Spa, Beauty and Wellness services | Laundry Services and Housekeeping | Handyman services and Air-con servicing | Mover services | Pet Care services | Car grooming and servicing | Personal fitness trainer | Variety of lifestyle classes
* Fees or deposits may apply
The Atelier Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|UNO – 1 bedroom||A||30||51||549|
|DUO – 2 bedroom||B1||26||81||872|
|TRES – 3 Bedroom||C1||11||109||1,173|
|QUAD – 4 Bedroom||D1||4||139||1,496|
|Total Number of Units||120|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
THE ATELIER CONDO PRICE RANGES
The Atelier prices are not finalised yet. Kindly let us know through the Contact Form below if you wish to be kept update on the pricing once available.
This plot of land previously occupied by Makeway View, was sold to Bukit Sembawang Land for SGD$168 million. It covers an area of 41,582 square feet, at a plot ratio of 2.8 (the ratio of permissible built in space to land area).
This works out to a land rate of SGD$1,626 per square foot per plot ratio (PSF PPR), after factoring in a development charge of around $21.26 million
After adding in all the development costs as well, the break-even to Bukit Sembawang is in the region of about $2,200 PSF.
The most recent comparable launches around the Newton area, such as at 10 Evelyn and 26 Newton, are generally priced in the $2,500 to $2,700 PSF range.
This seems to be about the market rate for freehold new launches in the vicinity. Further up Bukit Timah Road, Juniper Hill launched recently at around $2,6xx to $2,8xx PSF.
The Atelier price range could take its cue from all that.
About the Developer
The Atelier Singapore is being built by Bukit Sembawang Land, a fully owned subsidiary of Bukit Sembawang Estates that is one of Singapore’s most reputable real estate developers.
Bukit Sembawang Estates (“Bukit Sembawang” or “The Group”)
Bukit Sembawang started in property development in Singapore in the 1950s, and by 1968 was incorporated as a public-listed company. Its main business focus is in property investment and development, and other real estate-related activities.
Since then, over the past more than 50 years, Bukit Sembawang has played a leading role in developing Singapore’s private residential landscape. It has built more than 1,000 homes in Sembawang Hills and another 2,500 in the Seletar Hills area, as well as over 500 across other locations.
In the course of that time, the Group has gained a solid reputation for quality and reliability. This steadfast commitment to delivering quality products, has earned them several real estate accolades and awards.
Bukit Sembawang’s homes are known for their functional and efficient layouts, well-thought through designs, and quality workmanship. Examples of their work include 8 St Thomas, and Nim Collection and Watercove landed homes (all three of which we are currently selling as well), Luxus Hills, Straits Garden, Paterson Suites, Paterson Collection, Skyline Residences, Parc Mondrian, and The Vermont on Cairnhill.
The mission of Bukit Sembawang Estates is to remain dedicated to creating quality homes for generations to come.
The Atelier Condo Location · Features
Location. The Atelier location is at 2 Makeway Avenue in the Newton area, that is 5 minutes drive from Orchard Road, and 10 to 15 minutes from the Central Business and Financial Districts of Raffles Place and Marina Bay. This is a prime location that would appeal to both owner-occupiers, as well as investors looking for an upmarket property investment.
- Nearest MRT Station. The site is about 600 metres, or roughly 10 minutes walk from Newton station on the North-South MRT Line. Newton station is one stop from Orchard station, and 5 stops (about 12 minutes ride) from Raffles Place.
Shopping, Lifestyle, Banks, F&B, Supermarkets. The Atelier condo location is on the doorstep of Orchard Road, well-known as the shopping heart of Singapore. There you get almost everything you could possibly need or want in the way of retail therapy, lifestyle and banking needs, and dining experiences, from fine dining to casual coffee shops.
But if you prefer, it is possible to walk to the nearest major shopping centre too. United Square is about 550 metres, roughly 8 minutes walk up Lincoln Road, across Kampong Java Road from the Atelier location. There you can find a fair selection of shops, salons, clinics, as well as a food court, fast food and cafes, and a supermarket. United Square is also popular for its child enrichment centres.
Medical Amenities. The Novena area has been master-planned to become one of Singapore’s largest medical hubs. Under the plan, Health City Novena, a 17-hectare integrated healthcare complex that includes hospitals and medical centres, is on schedule to complete by 2030.
HEALTH CITY NOVENA NEAR THE ATELIER LOCATION
It will not only provide a complete range of holistic health care, but will extend beyond that to embrace a holistic eco-system that includes other health related services, as well as medical research and education.
To support all this is an ever larger community of healthcare professionals, comprising both expatriate and local staff. This is expected to bolster housing demand in the neighbourhood.
Schools. The Atelier condo location is within 1 km of sought after boys’ schools like St Joseph’s Institution Junior, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) at Winstedt Road, and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road). It is also within 2 km from Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary, and St Margaret’s Primary at Wilkie Road.
- Accessibility. Our central location allows for fast access to the downtown and central business and financial districts. This place is less than 3 minutes drive to the nearest CTE (Central Expressway) exit, that lead to the island-wide expressway network.