THE MIDWOOD CONDOMINIUM
Welcome to Midwood by Hong Leong
5 Minutes Walk to MRT . Next Door to HillV2 Mall
Fresh Air & Greenery . Bukit Timah Nature Reserves
Welcome to Midwood by Hong Leong
5 Minutes Walk to MRT . Next Door to HillV2 Mall
Fresh Air & Greenery . Bukit Timah Nature Reserves
Here are details of the Midwood condo, a new residential development at Hillview Rise within 5 minutes walk from Hillview MRT station on the Downtown Line. It is being developed by Hong Leong Holdings, one of the most established and recognised real estate players in Singapore.
The Hillview Rise Neighbourhood
The Midwood site is just behind HillV2, in the exclusively private residential part of Hillview. The surrounding comprises a mix of low-rise landed housing and mid-rise condominium projects.
However not many of them are within a 5 minute walk radius to Hillview MRT station; most are further away. The Midwoods condo happens to be one of the few on the limited real estate near the station.
This estate comes across as a calm soothing environment with lots of greenery, ringed as it is by nature reserves and parks. Starting from Bukit Gombak’s “Little Guilin”, across to Bukit Batok Nature Park, and round to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park, against the backdrop of the Upper Pierce Reservoir.
View of actual site from Hillview Rise on the north of the site, fronting Kingsford Hillview Peak.
HillV2 itself, beside the Midwood condo, is a relatively new upmarket retail mall offering 2 levels of lifestyle choices, gourmet delights, and a Cold Storage supermarket. Together with the Rail Mall, this has become a favourite watering hole and meeting point to hang out at for urbanites in the upper Bukit Timah area, or simply for families to catch a meal.
Midwood Condo · The Development
The Midwood will comprise 564 apartments in two residential towers, soaring 29 storeys high. At those heights residents will have views over the surrounding greenery, from the hillocks of Bukit Gombak to the north and west, over the landed housing estates to the south, and round to Bukit Timah hill and the tree canopies and reservoirs of Upper Pierce.
Hence homes around the Midwood location are popular with people who enjoy a more laid back lifestyle. Here one can escape from the crowd, away from the frenetic pace of city living, into an oasis of greenery and calm.
It is quite common to see residents walking their dogs around the estate, or taking an evening stroll, sometimes on the way back from a leisurely meal or drink at HillV2 or the Rail Mall. Little wonder then, that this place is popular with expats too.
The Midwood residences should attract outdoor and nature lovers, located as it is in the neighbourhood of these nature parks and reserves. On weekends, there are hiking & biking trails to be explored in the surrounding reserves. Or Bukit Timah hill to be climbed for those feeling more energetic.
Here one can recharge amidst the fresh air and green trees, or simply get the kids’ noses out of their devices to explore the real world around them.
Those who don’t want to cook can share a meal with their family at HillV2 next door to the Midwood. And catch up with friends over coffee at Starbucks or ice-cream at the creamery.
HillV2 also offers fine dining places with a curated selection of F&B outlets, bistros as well as retail shops and salons, and a supermarket, the Hillview Market Place. There is also the Wine Connection Bistro for wine connoisseurs, and famed New York gourmet grocer Dean & DeLuca.
Register interest for details, or to view the showflat online.
|Developer||Hillview Rise Development Pte Ltd
(Hong Leong Holdings Limited and Hong Realty Private Limited)
|Status||Condominium (No restriction on foreign ownership)|
|Address||8 Hillview Rise Singapore 667971
10 Hillview Rise Singapore 667972
|Site Area||14,296.1 m² (153,882 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||40,030 m² (430,880 sq ft)|
|Tenure||99 year leasehold commencing from 1 October 2018|
|T.O.P. Date||1 September 2024|
|No. of Blocks||2|
|No. of Storeys||29 Storey Residential Blocks with 6 Storey MSCP|
|No. of Units||564 apartments + 500 m² childcare centre|
|Car Park Spaces||564 + 5 accessible spaces for handicapped parking
12 spaces for Child Care Centre (Surface Parking)
94 bicycle parking spaces
|Architect||DP Architects Pte Ltd|
|M&E Engineer||United Project Consultants Pte Ltd|
|C&S Engineer||KCL Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Quantity Surveyor||Davis Langdon KPK (Singapore) Pte Ltd|
|Main Contractor||Kimly Construction Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Designer||Tinderbox Pte Ltd|
|Interior Designer||INDEX Design Pte Ltd|
The Midwood Floor Plans
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EXAMPLE MIDWOOD FLOOR PLANS . SHOWFLAT UNIT TYPES
Midwood Condo Site Plan
The Midwood Singapore site is a roughly rectangular parcel of land off Hillview Rise just behind HillV2. This is part of the private Hillview residential estate, comprising a mix of condominiums along Hillview Avenue, and the Hillview Garden landed housing estate off Elizabeth Drive to Hillview Crescent.
The site itself runs in a mainly north-south orientation, slightly tilted to the north-north-east. To the north of the site is Kingsford Hillview Peak. HillV2 sits immediately east of the site. On the other two sides are empty land right now, but zoned for future residential. Hence for now, units facing west and south will get unblocked greenery views.
In future, there will still be pockets of open spaces, and high floor residents should enjoy views to the nature reserves.
The layout of the project is one of the most practical around, and obviously a lot of thought and care have gone into the design. Such as:
- The 2 towers are set far apart, 120 metres distance, for better privacy.
- 2 sheltered drop off points, one for each tower.
- 3 lifts per tower block.
- All units are North-South facing to minimise west sun and capture prevailing winds.
- Visual screens provided for sun-shading and privacy at developer’s cost.
- 3 side gates, facilitating quicker access to the MRT station and HillV2.
- Vehicular traffic separated from the grounds & facilities, for safety of children & pets.
- Separate car entrance for childcare centre, with 12 designated parking spaces.
- Pneumatic refuse chute system for cleanliness and ease of maintenance.
The Midwood Showflat · Viewing
Kindly drop your contact details via the Contact Form below if you wish to view the Midwood condo showflat. Via virtual walkthroughs online, or advance appointments only.
The Midwood condo showflat will showcase the following unit types:
. 1-Bedroom (with Study): Type (1+1)a
. 2-Bedroom: Type (2P)b
. 3-Bedroom (with Yard): Type (3Y)a
. 4-Bedroom: Type (4)a
In addition, there will be models of the following unit types:
. 1-Bedroom: Type (1)b
. 2-Bedroom (with Study): Type (2+1)b
. 3-Bedroom: Type (3)a
Midwood Condo Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|1 Bedroom||(1)a, (1)b||116||45 – 46||484 – 495|
|1 Bedroom + Study||(1+1)a||56||51||549|
|2 Bedroom||(2)a, (2P)a, (2P)b||170||59 – 65||635 – 700|
|2 Bedroom + Study||(2+1)a, (2+1)b||54||72 – 73||775 – 786|
|3 Bedroom||(3)a, (3)b||54||83 – 84||893 – 904|
|3 Bedroom + Yard||(3Y)a, (3Y)b||56||92||990|
|4 Bedroom||(4)a, (4)b||58||116 – 117||1,249 – 1,259|
|Total Number of Units||564|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
THE MIDWOOD PRICE RANGES
The chart here lists the indicative Midwood pricing as at 4 June 2020, close to its Preview pricing and breakeven cost.
This makes it one of the most affordable launches within 5 minutes walk of an MRT station, in a private estate. Note however that prices are subject to increase without advance notice, or as units are sold.
Just let us know via the Contact Form if you wish to know latest specific prices.
|Unit Description||Strata Area
|1 Bedroom||484 – 495||$746K – $985K||5||$261.50|
|1 Bedroom + Study||549||$887K – $1.082M||6||$313.80|
|2 Bedroom||635 – 700||$975K – $1.391M|
|2 Bedroom + Study||775 – 786||$1.209M – $1.482M|
|3 Bedroom||893 – 904||$1.396M – $1.617M|
|3 Bedroom + Yard||990||$1.529M – $1.832M|
|4 Bedroom||1,249 – 1,259||$1.928M – $2.239M||7||$366.10|
The Midwood site covers an area of 153,886 sq ft. Under the URA Master Plan, it is zoned residential with 2.8 plot ratio. This works out to allowable gross floor area of 430,880 sq ft.
Given the SGD$460 million that Hong Leong Holdings paid for this land parcel, it equates to a land rate of about $1,067 per sq ft per plot ratio (PSF PPR).
This could mean a break even cost of around $1,600 PSF PPR, after taking into account development and construction, marketing and financing, and overhead costs.
The actual selling price would then depend on the margin above that.
However as this is a mid-sized project with less then 600 units, it may not be a big hurdle to selling out substantially before completion of the project.
About the Developer
Hong Leong Holdings was established in 1968 as the property investment and development arm of the Hong Leong Group. One of the earliest movers in the local real estate scene, it has since grown to become a major property player. Along the way it has earned a reputation as one of the most respected and trusted providers of homes in Singapore. Hong Leong Holdings manages 8 commercial projects currently, and developed some 100 residential projects spanning the mid to high-end range, including in some of the island’s most valued neighbourhoods.
Among the many such projects that have sold out are One Balmoral off Orchard Road, Aalto and The MeyeRise at Meyer Road, Devonshire Court, St. Regis Residences and Grange Heights in the Orchard Road area, and Commonwealth Towers in Queenstown.
Going forward, it intends to improve and extend its business, while continuing to maintain the quality of work that it is known for.
About the Hong Leong Group Singapore (“Hong Leong” or “the Group”)
The Hong Leong Group is one of Singapore’s largest business conglomerates. It is involved in a number of business areas in the Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. The Group’s 5 core business areas are property development and investment, hotel management and ownership, trade & industry, financial services, and e-Business.
On the property front, the Group is recognised as a key contributor to the local real estate scene. Through its two property arms, Hong Leong Holdings and SGX-listed City Developments Limited (CDL), it holds the biggest residential land bank in Singapore outside of the government. So it is hardly surprising that the Group should rank as our largest developer of residential projects.
The Midwood Location Features
Location. The Midwood condo location is in the private neighbourhood of Hillview Estate, in the Upper Bukit Timah Road area that is close to Bukit Timah Hill and Nature Reserve.
This is an established residential enclave composed of a mix of mid-rise apartments and condominiums and low-rise landed houses along tree-lined roads. There is a quiet and laid back feel to the estate that is soothing, perhaps because of the greenery and low-rise nature of the area.
Shops, Services, F&B, Supermarkets. The upmarket HillV2 mall next door, with a number of coffee joints, bistros, cafes and restaurants, is a popular hang-out for residents from the surrounding. With its spaciousness and open design, it exudes a relaxed vibe in keeping with its neighbourhood.
HillV2 is not a very big mall, but it has pretty much what is needed in the way of services and eating out. There are fine dining options ranging from Italian, to Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and local cuisine. There are a couple of bistros and ice-cream creameries, and a Starbucks outlet, great for hanging out at with friends. And for groceries and other basic stuff, we have Hillview Market Place supermarket, as well as a clinic and dentist, hair and beauty salons, a pet shop, a florist, and even a tuition centre for the kids.
And for variety, check out the Instagram-worthy Rail Mall across Bukit Timah Road. Here you can find more local fare including a prata place, in a more colourful setting.
Leisure / Outdoor Activities. The nature reserves and parks around the Midwood location hopefully encourages a healthier lifestyle, with its cycling and walking trails. Just having all that greenery makes for a more relaxed setting, besides fresher air. Air temperatures around the central catchment area in Singapore have been found to be a good 2 degrees lower than in more built up environs.
Even if strenuous exercise is not your thing, this is still a pleasant neighbourhood conducive to leisurely after-dinner strolls or walking the dog.
Nearest MRT Station. The Midwood condo location is roughly 400m, or 5 minutes walk, from Hillview station on the Downtown MRT Line. This line goes down Bukit Timah, past Botanic Gardens, Newton, and Marina Bay, before turning around to Chinatown and on east to Bedok and Tampines.
Newton is 7 stations down, about 15 minutes train ride away. So to get to Orchard Road should take roughly 20 to 25 minutes.
Schools & Tertiary Institutions. The line also runs through the Bukit Timah education belt, along which are found a number of highly rated schools like Raffles Girls, Methodist Girls, Nanyang Girls High, Hwa Chong Institution, the National Junior College, NUS (Bukit Timah Campus), Singapore Chinese Girls’ and Anglo-Chinese (Barker Road) schools.
Accessibility. From the Midwood location, a 5-minute drive up Hillview Road and across to Dairy Farm Road, will take you to the Bukit Timah Expressway. That leads to either the (SLE) Seletar Expressway or Causeway northwards, or south to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).
This place is also within 15 minutes drive from the Jurong Lake District, that is set to be the 2nd CBD of Singapore. And 20 minutes drive from Orchard Road.
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