Irwell Hill Residences’s location in the exclusive District 9 makes it one of the most coveted addresses in Singapore, and the development is one of the rare new launches in the area. Here’s our review of the project.
- Developer: Hoi Hup Sunway
- Project address: Canberra Link / Canberra Walk opposite 115A Canberra Walk Singapore 750115
- Sales Gallery Address: Canberra Link (next to Sembawang MRT station)
- Number of units: 496
- District: 27
- Tenure: 99 years starting from 10 December 2018
- Projected TOP: 9 September 2023
- Parking lots: 496 + 4 handicapped lots
- Nearest MRT: Canberra MRT (3 mins walk)
- Indicative psf price: from $1,080
- Launch: February 2020
Parc Canberra is a newly launched 496-unit Executive Condominium (EC) located in the up-and-coming town of Canberra and within walking distance of Canberra MRT.
Designed for family living, units at Parc Canberra range from three-bedroom units to five-bedrooms spread across 10 residential blocks.
The development draws heavily from Australian roots; Canberra is the capital of Australia and was also a base for Australian allied soldiers. But the similarity doesn’t end there; Parc Canberra comes with excellently-designed units and landscape that is very reminiscent of the laid-back lifestyle of Australia.
But what makes this development really tick, is the host of amenities and recreational spots — both current and upcoming — located around the project, a rare find especially for an EC project.
Parc Canberra floor plan and unit layout
The 469 units in Parc Canberra are spread over 10 north-south facing residential blocks (six, 11-storey blocks and four, 13-storey blocks). Notably, the blocks are spaced 30 to 50 metres apart, which gives residents a better sense of space and heightens the feeling of exclusivity.
|Unit type||No. of units||Size range|
|2 bedroom + study||1||829 sq ft|
|3 bedroom (inclusive of penthouse units)||427||818 – 1,195 sq ft|
|4 bedroom (inclusive of penthouse units)||57||1,152 – 1,399 sq ft|
|5 bedroom (inclusive of penthouse units)||11||1,453 – 1,722 sq ft|
Most common bedrooms are spacious enough to fit a queen-sized bed, while master bedrooms can fit a king-sized bed. Most rooms also enjoy floor-to-ceiling full-height windows, which maximises the intake of natural light.
The design emphasizes on functionality to make maximum use of available space. Units also come equipped with top-notch fittings from reputable brands, including Bosch, Hansgrohe and Duravit. Plus, the homes also come integrated with smart home features, including smart voice assistant, smart home Gateway and smart biometric lockset at the main entrance door.
Over 80% of the units will come equipped with utility rooms. Penthouse units will also feature high ceilings for the dining and living areas.
Parc Canberra fittings and finishes
- Mitsubishi inverter aircon
- Monic kitchen sink
- Hansgrohe sanitary fittings
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Bosch kitchen appliances
- Smart PT camera
- Yale biometric lock
Parc Canberra site plan and facilities
As with other EC developments, Parc Canberra comes with condo-like facilities (pools, barbeque pits, gyms, jogging trails). But what’s unique about Parc Canberra is that Hoi Hup Sunway has developed this project from the DNA of the casual, outdoorsy and cafe lifestyle of Australia.
This is exemplified by The Barn, the EC’s main clubhouse, which features design elements such as black frames, brick walls and a pitched roof, traits that are very similar to the slow and easy cafe lifestyle in Australia.
Parc Canberra facilities
- 50m infinity pool
- Steam room
- BBQ pits
- Kids’ pool
- Yoga deck
- Study room
- Function room
- Media room
- Kids’ party room
Parc Canberra’s biggest draw is arguably its proximity to an MRT station, which is almost unheard of for Executive Condominium (EC) projects. Residents here will be just 300m (about 5 minutes walk) to the recently-opened Canberra MRT station on the North-South Line, which will allow seamless access to the CBD in just 31 minutes (according to Google Maps).
Additionally the presence of the MRT grants residents access to a host of amenities in nearby towns, such as Woodlands’ Causeway Point and Yishun’s Northpoint City.
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Right across the development is the upcoming Bukit Canberra, a 12-hectare (equivalent to 20 football fields) integrated sports and community hub. Set to be completed in 2020, the hub will provide amenities such an indoor sports hall, polyclinic, hawker centre, 3km of running trails, a fruit orchard, a fruit forest, community farming spaces, senior care centre, as well as Singapore’s largest ActiveSG gym (16,146 sq ft) with indoor and outdoor pools, among others.
While there isn’t much public transport connectivity at the moment, this will be boosted once the 21.5km North-South Corridor (NSC) completes in 2026, which will link residents in Woodlands, Sembawang, Canberra, Yishun, Bishan, Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio to the CBD and reduce travelling time by up to 30 minutes. Furthermore, the NSC will connect to other major expressways, including the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP).
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Canberra is the only place in Singapore where you’ll find a beach (Sembawang Beach), a tranquil park (Sembawang Park) and a hot spring (Sembawang Hot Spring Park). These are just within 5 minutes by car.
To satisfy the needs of young families, there are also a few primary schools in the vicinity of Parc Canberra. The government has also earmarked land in Canberra for building additional primary and secondary schools as the town’s population grows.
Other amenities near Parc Canberra
Shopping, dining and daily necessities:
- Canberra Plaza
- Northpoint City
- Sembawang Shopping Centre
- Chong Pang wet market
- Bukit Canberra
- Sembawang Park
- Sembawang Hot Spring Park
- Mandai Wildlife Park
- Wellington Primary (2.3km)
- Sembawang Primary (3.1km)
- Sembawang Secondary (3.2km)
- Endeavour Primary (3.2km)
- Canberra Primary (2.7km)
- Canberra Secondary (3km)
- Chongfu School (3.5km)
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- Sembawang Public Library
- Sembawang Country Club
- Canberra Park
With the vast amount of developments in the area, Parc Canberra is shaping up to be a development that’s excellently located and one that will be well-connected in the future. While the Australian-inspired designs and spacious units provide residents a tranquil environment for the entire family to relax, the ultimate selling-point of Parc Canberra is the location and surrounding amenities.
Interested in this project? View Parc Canberra units for sale on PropertyGuru here, or visit the showflat (situated next to Sembawang MRT station’s entrance via Sembawang Vista).