THE CLEMATIS CONDOMINIUM
The Clematis condo is a huge new 25-storey high residential development at Jalan Lempeng in the Clementi area. It is being built on the site of the former Park West condominium. This is one of the few new condominiums in the Clementi area within walking distance of Clementi MRT station, and next door to a highly regarded primary school.
Note: This is NOT an advertisement for sale. Project is pending approval from authorities.
The immediate locale of the Clematis condo is actually in an exclusively private residential enclave, comprised mainly of the landed houses of the Faber Hills Estate, and a couple of other private condominiums. This location is promising, sitting as it does directly between Clementi Town to its east, and the Jurong Lake District on its west.
Clementi is known as the tertiary education belt of Singapore, extending to the research hubs and science and business parks of One-North. Educational institutes include the sprawling campuses of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the medical hub at Kent Ridge, a couple of polytechnics, and several brand name local and international schools.
On the other side, work is in progress in build up the Jurong Lake District (JLD) into the 2nd Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore. Several statutory boards and MNCs plan to move their offices here. Along with that will come jobs, and demand for accommodation.
The best capital appreciation potential is found more in areas on the cusp of development, than in fully developed areas. The Clematis condo looks like it could ride on the back of the Jurong Lake District development.
The Clematis Singapore . The Project
The Clematis condo should suit families very well, especially those with young children. For a start, it is on the doorstep of Nan Hua Primary School, which caters to both boys and girls. Your child could literally walk to school within 5 minutes, door to door. Think what that means in terms of more rest and study time!
That goes for the adults too. Being on the edge of the 2nd CBD of Singapore, as well as not too far from the Raffles Place / Marina Bay Financial Districts means more job opportunities, and less travel time, less jams to contend with. In fact, Clementi station is on the East-West MRT line, that leads directly both to Jurong Gateway, as well as to Raffles Place and Marina Bay.
Currently it takes around 11 minutes to walk to Clementi MRT station, according to Google Maps. But in future, once the HDB precinct across the road is fully built, a short cut could open up that will shave some of that walking distance to some 6 or 7 minutes.
The Clematis Singapore . Background
The site was formerly occupied by Park West condominium.
This neighbourhood is a mature estate well served by all the necessary amenities, including supermarkets, banks, shops, F&B outlets, transport nodes, and sports and swimming complexes.
With a land plot ratio of 2.1, the Clematis condo will be a 25-storey high development. It won’t be as tall as Trilinq on its north (plot ratio 2.8), but taller than Hundred Trees to its south (plot ratio 1.6). This gives rise some interesting possibilities, as it means residents will get open views at higher floors towards the south, in addition to views to the west over the low-rise landed houses on that side.
The only drawback for units on the south of the site is the traffic noise of the Ayer-Rajah Expressway. However the blocks further in won’t be affected, so it helps to come in early for this project.
THE CLEMATIS SINGAPORE · FACTSHEET
|Status||Condominium (Foreigners eligible to buy)|
|Address||2 – 20 Jalan Lempeng Singapore 128793 – 128802|
|Site Area||58,866.5 m² (633,639 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||123,619.6 m² (1,330,641 sq ft)|
|Tenure||99 Year Leasehold|
|T.O.P. Date||1st Half of 2023|
|No. of Storeys||25|
|No. of Units||Approximately 1,500|
THE CLEMATIS SITE PLAN
The Clematis site is huge, spanning over 630,000 sq ft. It is a roughly square shape with one corner cut out by the neighbouring Regent Park condominium. Stretching for quite a way to its north-west, is the older landed housing estate of Faber Hills. The Clematis condo apartments facing this side will get the west sun. But higher floor units will also get unblocked views over the low-rise houses.
The units facing north-east will either get views over part of the landed estate, and Nan Hua Primary school, or towards Regent Park or Trilinq. So while the views are this side are not so good, they do not get the west sun either.
To the south-east across Clementi Avenue 6, the Clematis condo overlooks Clementi Secondary School towards Clementi town. Not much views directly, but some views to the south. Again, no west sun.
Those apartments fronting the Ayer-Rajah Expressway on its south-west boundary, will bear the brunt of the traffic noise. However the architects will take steps to mitigate the worst of the noise. The high floor ones will likely have the best outlook, and might even get views to the sea off the west coast of Singapore.
THE CLEMATIS CONDO LOCATION · FEATURES
Location. The Clematis location is on the west edge of Clementi, an established HDB township that is considered one of the more central HDB estates. It is roughly 10km in direct line from Raffles Place, and 8km from Orchard Road.
This location is also on the east fringe of the Jurong Lake District that is being developed as a major commercial, hotel, residential and leisure hub, as part of its transformation into Singapore’s 2nd biggest business district.
Schools. The Clematis condo location is almost ideal for families with young children wanting to get a place in a good primary schools. It is next door to Nan Hua Primary School, a top-ranking co-ed school. So long as you can get your first kid into the school, the younger ones are assured of places as well.
There are other primary schools within the 1 km radius of the Clematis location too. Namely Qifa Primary, Clementi Primary, and Pei Tong Primary. The Clementi / Buona Vista area is also well-known for its huge number of education institutions.
Nearest MRT Station. Going by the main road, it is currently about 11 minutes walk (based on Google Map’s estimate) to Clementi MRT station. However the empty land beside Clementi Secondary and Primary schools is zoned for HDB blocks as well. When these are built, it would be easy to cut across via the pedestrian bridge over Clementi Avenue 6, directly to Clementi Town Centre and the MRT station. This will cut walking time to 6 to 7 minutes.
Having Clementi station on the East-West line is another plus point. This is one of the longest MRT tracks in Singapore, going all the way to Changi Airport. It also goes directly to Jurong Gateway, and to Tanjong Pagar, Shenton Way, and Raffles Place / Marina Bay. This makes it the only line to directly link to both the main and 2nd biggest business and financial districts of Singapore.
Shops, Supermarkets, F&B, Banks. The Clematis location in an established housing estate means it is also well-supported. Just the Clementi Town Centre alone (11 minutes or 6 minutes walk away depending on which path you take), provides the full range of all these amenities.
Accessibility. The Clematis condo location certainly enjoys very fast access to a major expressway; after all it borders the Ayer-Rajah Expressway (AYE), with almost direct access to it. From there the AYE goes on to join the CTE, MCE, KPE, and ECP.
- 1 to 3 Mins Walk to MRT
- 10 to 12 Mins Walk to MRT
- 13 to 15 Mins Walk to MRT
- 16 to 18 Mins Walk to MRT
- 19 to 21 Mins Walk to MRT
- 22 to 24 Mins Walk to MRT
- 25 to 27 Mins Walk to MRT
- 28 to 30 Mins Walk to MRT
- 31 to 33 Mins Walk to MRT
- 34 to 36 Mins Walk to MRT
- 37 to 39 Mins Walk to MRT
- 4 to 6 Mins Walk to MRT
- 7 to 9 Mins Walk to MRT
- Deferred Payment Scheme
- Dual Key Units
- Luxury High-End Project
- Near Park / Nature Reserve
- Near Reservoir
- Near Shopping Mall
- Near Sports Complex
- Near to City
- Payment Scheme
- Prime District
- Progressive Payment Scheme
- Proximity to Primary School
- Sea / Water Views
- Special Discounts
- Special Features
- Star Buys
- Walk to MRT
- Within 1KM of Ai Tong Primary School
- Within 1KM of Anglo Chinese Primary School (Barker Road)
- Within 1KM of Catholic High
- Within 1KM of Cedar Girls Primary School
- Within 1KM of Holy Innocents Primary School
- Within 1KM of Kong Hwa Primary School
- Within 1KM of Maris Stella
- Within 1km of Methodist Girls' Primary School
- Within 1KM of Nan Chiau Primary School
- Within 1KM of Nan Hua Primary School
- Within 1KM of Nanyang Primary School
- Within 1KM of Ngee Ann Primary School
- Within 1KM of Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' Primary School
- Within 1KM of Raffles Girls Primary School
- Within 1KM of River Valley Primary School
- Within 1KM of Rosyth Primary School
- Within 1KM of Singapore Chinese Girls' Primary School
- Within 1KM of SJI Junior
- Within 1KM of St Andrews Primary School
- Within 1KM of Tao Nan Primary School