HDB to launch BTO flats in Bedok and Serangoon in May for first time in years; includes 5-room units
SINGAPORE - The mature estates of Bedok and Serangoon will get new Housing Board flats for the first time in about seven and nine years respectively, with 1,960 flats to be launched across both towns in the next Build-To-Order (BTO) sales exercise in May.
Both BTO projects will have five-room flats, which are more commonly offered in non-mature estates and selected mature estates located further from the city centre.
In Bedok, HDB will build around 1,630 two-room flexi, three-room, four-room, five-room and three-generation flats on a site near Tanah Merah MRT station. The site is bounded by Bedok South Road and Bedok South Avenue 3.
In Serangoon, 330 four-room and five-room flats will be launched on a site bounded by Serangoon North Avenue 1 and Yio Chu Kang Road. This will be the first provision of larger flats in the mature estate since the BTO system was fully implemented in 2002.
HDB last launched new flats in Bedok in November 2016, when it offered 1,655 BTO flats across three projects.
Of the three, only one project had five-room flats.
In January 2014, 150 studio apartments for the elderly were launched in Serangoon.
C. (2023b, March 1). HDB to launch BTO flats in Bedok and Serangoon in May for first time in years; includes 5-room units. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/housing/hdb-to-launch-bto-flats-in-bedok-and-serangoon-in-may-for-first-time-in-years-includes-5-room-units