AWARDS: Bellewoods — where nature meets innovation

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October 13, 2018 8:02 PM SGT
Since entering Singapore in 1999, Qingjian Realty has carved a niche for itself as an innovative developer. From its first development — an HDB Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) Natura Loft in Bishan — it has gone on to build a string of more than 12 executive condominiums (ECs) and private condo developments, initially in the Punggol-Sengkang area, including RiverParc, RiverSound Res- idences and River Isles, then The Visionaire in Sembawang and iNZ Residences in Choa Chu Kang.
Qingjian is also the developer behind the successful launch of the 1,206-unit JadeScape on Shunfu Road. Launched at end-September, the project saw more than 300 units snapped up in one weekend.
The 561-unit Bellewoods has three 11-storey blocks and nine 12-storey blocks on a land area of 226,087 sq ft on Woodlands Avenue 5 (Photo Credit: Qingjian Realty)
Two ECs developed by Qingjian that were launched in 2015 and fully sold and completed last year were Bellewoods in Woodlands and Bellewaters in Sengkang. For its design and innovation, Bellewoods won the Top Executive Condo award at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2018.
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The 561-unit Bellewoods has three 11-storey blocks and nine 12-storey blocks on a land area of 226,087 sq ft on Woodlands Avenue 5. It was designed by acclaimed architect ADDP Architects.
Units at Bellewoods are a mix of two- to five-bedroom apartments sized from 786 to 1,549 sq ft. Selected three- to five-bedroom units come with the option of “Cospace”, a flexible space in an apartment that allows the owner to configure according to changing lifestyle needs. It could be used as a utility room or home office; it could also be turned into an infant room, a study or walk-in wardrobe by combining it with a bedroom.
The “Wellness Zone” at Bellewoods, where the individual spas are located (Credit: Qingjian Realty)
Qingjian first tested Cospace in its River Isle project and introduced it at its Ecopolitan EC development in Punggol in 2013. Qingjian has even trademarked the name “Cospace”.
Units at Bellewoods are also designed to provide adequate natural ventilation and daylight, especially in wet areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms.
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Bellewoods was designed as a resort-style home. The facilities in the development are divided into six zones. The “Aquatic Zone” is where the floating poolside deck and the play pools are. Nearby is the clubhouse, with a gym on the first level and a barbecue terrace on the second level. Adjacent to the clubhouse are a tennis court and playground.
The clubhouse with a gym on the first level and a barbecue terrace on the second level, near the floating poolside deck (Photo Crdit: Qingjian Realty)
The centrepieces of the “Urban Forest Zone” are the 50m infinity pool and a lounge. The “Wellness Zone” is where the hydro spa beds, individual spa houses, a spa pool, Jacuzzi and waterside dining pavilion are located. The “Bamboo Forest Zone” is a quiet area with a meditation lawn nearby.
Meanwhile, the “Evergreen Forest Zone” is where the Gourmet Pavilion is. It even comes with a bar for those who want to throw parties with evening cocktails. The “Mangrove Forest Zone” is designed with meandering water canals and foot paths that link all the zones together.
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“Bellewoods’ concept is inspired by nature, and it has landscaping integrating all the six forest themes,” observes Lee Liat Yeang, senior partner of the real estate practice at Dentons Rodyk and Davidson. Lee was also a judge for the EdgeProp awards. “This project represents great value for money for up- graders,” he adds.
The dining pavilion at the 'Evergreen Forest Zone' (Photo Credit: Qingjian Realty)
Residents at Bellewoods will be able to use Qingjian’s smart app, hiLife, to book the facilities; engage interior design, maintenance and home cleaning services as well as food delivery or catering; or sign up for classes from yoga to dance. Beyond the full facilities in the condo, residents of Bellewoods enjoy the convenience of basement parking as well as proximity to the Admiralty MRT station and a shopping mall called 888 Plaza.
Just one MRT stop away are the Woodlands MRT station and Causeway Point, one of the biggest suburban malls in Singapore. The Woodlands
MRT station and Causeway Point are located at the heart of Woodlands Regional Centre. Based on the URA Master Plan, Woodlands Regional Centre will be transformed into a business cluster as part of the future North Coast Innovation Corridor. By 2019, the Woodlands MRT station will be an interchange station for the future Thomson-East Coast Line and existing North-South Line.
Bellewoods’ concept is inspired by nature, and it has landscaping integrating all the six forest themes (Credit: Qingjian Realty)