Overwhelming response seen at the one day launch of Park Place Residences last Saturday. (Photo: Lendlease)
Australia-based developer Lendlease sold 215 (50 percent) of the 429 available units at Park Place Residences in Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) during the first day of launch last Saturday (25 March).
This represented over 100 percent of the planned sales under the first phase, making it one of Singapore’s most successful private condominium launches in recent years.
Lendlease had originally intended to release only 40 percent of the units last weekend, but due to overwhelming response from buyers who queued from early morning, an additional 10 percent of the condo units were launched for sale.
Prices of the units ranged from around $800,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to $2.1 million for a three-bedroom premium unit, which works out to $1,600 psf to over $2,000 psf.
“The strong sales show our buyers confidence in the quality of the project and in Lendlease,” said Tony Lombardo, CEO for Asia.
One of the buyers was Patrick Yap, 39, who purchased a one-bedder for investment purposes. “Park Place Residences is part of an integrated development (PLQ) with an upcoming retail mall and offices. Together with its convenient location, I am confident that it will attract many tenants,” he said.
Similarly, 31-year-old Huang Zhenbiao and his wife bought a two-bedroom apartment after being attracted to the project’s strategic location.
“The development is on the Paya Lebar MRT interchange, and we can get to the Central Business District (CBD) quickly. There is potential development around the area too, which is another plus point.”
Meanwhile, prices of the remaining units at Park Place Residences are expected to increase when details of other upcoming developments in the vicinity are announced, especially in the greater Paya Lebar Central area.
The location is also emerging as a new vibrant hub in Singapore, given its position on the double MRT Interchange and proximity to the CBD and Changi Airport.
Following the successful launch, Lendlease will now temporarily close the showflat. Details on the next phase of sales are expected to be revealed later this year, while construction of the entire development is expected to be completed by early 2019.
Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email firstname.lastname@example.org