5 teams shortlisted to develop Jurong Lake District master plan

September 28, 2016

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Artist’s impression of new developments around Jurong Lake. (Source: URA)

Five teams have been shortlisted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to develop a master plan for the Jurong Lake District.

Notably, the Jurong Lake District Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise received robust interest from local and international firms, with 35 multi-disciplinary teams applying to take part.

“This marks another important step towards realising the vision of Jurong Lake District as a ‘District of the Future’ and our second Central Business District (CBD),” said the URA.

The five shortlisted teams had the highest scores, based on their track record and the quality of their submitted statements, which set the direction and strategies the teams intend to take in developing the concept master plan for Jurong Lake District, as well as their analysis of key constraints and challenges for the area and how they could be overcome.

Also taken into consideration were the teams’ collective experience, and ability to master-plan for a mixed-use urban district centred around a high-speed rail (HSR) station. The teams’ level of creativity and innovation in their past key projects was also evaluated.

In stage 2 of the RFP, the shortlisted teams will spend 10 weeks developing their concept master plan before submitting it by end-2016. The proposals will be assessed by an evaluation panel of representatives from government agencies, industry and academia, which will then select one of the teams as the appointed consultant by January next year.

The appointed consultant will work with the URA and relevant agencies to draw up a detailed master plan for Jurong Lake District. An exhibition of the master plan will be held in Q2 2017 to gather public feedback.

The appointed consultant will then refine the plans before submitting final detailed proposals for the Jurong Lake District.

 

Cheryl Marie Tay, Senior Journalist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this or other stories, email cheryl@propertyguru.com.sg

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