Quayside W Residences

Quayside W


A top of the range residential complex in Sentosa Cove

Dragages Singapore was the main contractor for the design and construction of this prestigious 228-apartment residential complex comprising 19 six-storey buildings nestled amidst the exclusive waterfront residential enclave of Sentosa Cove.

Throughout construction of the 37,000 m² building, dual commitments of sustainability and protection of the environment provided a strong focus for the development. Four per cent of the total project cost was allocated to developing sustainable construction solutions. As a result of implementing design innovations, the building’s energy consumption was 38% better than an equivalent building compliant with local codes and regulations. Sustainable features incorporated in the development included the use of carbon neutral ‘eco-concrete’. Silent pilers and steel reusable formworks ensured all work activities contributed to a low energy and low carbon emissions site. Operation of the development’s rainwater and condensate water recovery system ensured water was 100% recycled for irrigation. Highly efficient air-conditioning units were set in place and used 50% less energy than standard low energy units. The building’s passive design also increased energy efficiency. Passive cooling systems brought natural cross-ventilation to building spaces, with sun shading, 
low-emissivity glass and the creation of multiple green facades contributing to ongoing sustainability.


This project received a Green Mark Platinum Certificate in 2008. All aspects of environmental protection and ongoing sustainability were considered for the project, even the biodiversity of the landscaped gardens. The careful planning of over 20 native flora species encouraged insect and animal life and habitat creation. To meet with strict planning conditions, special attention was also given to protecting and relocating a set of palms.

Key data
  • Construction period: 2008-2011
  • Client: City Developments Limited
  • Architects: Axis Architects Planners
  • Figures:
    • Total floor area: 37,200 m²
    • 19 six-storey buildings
    • 228 units