Singapore reaches high
At the beginning of April, United Venture Development appointed Dragages Singapore to complete a new housing project on Clementi Avenue, in the middle of a residential and student neighbourhood in the west of Singapore. Composed of two 40-floor tower blocks, the project will have 505 apartments with a total floor area of 46,000 sq. m. A specific feature of these condominiums will be that they meet the Singapore authorities’ requirements to construct 65% of the towers’ superstructure with PPVC (Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction). By agreement with its client, Dragages Singapore chose to use a modular construction system with a reinforced concrete structure.
This contract was obtained thanks to the very good relations developed by Dragages personnel with the client, United Venture Development (a joint venture between UOL Venture Investments and Singland Homes). Another factor of success is the experience acquired by Dragages in modular construction, notably with the extension of the Crowne Plaza Hotel or, more recently, the Woodlands Crescent Nursing Home project. This innovative construction method, which is very popular in Singapore, is a key added value for Dragages, which is positioned as a leader of this promising market.
The Clementi Avenue project was designed by ADDP Architects. Construction is estimated to last for 36 months, with work starting in the second quarter of 2016.