AWARDS: Park Place Residences — acing sustainability and innovation

Australian-based construction and property developer Lendlease has been making waves in the Singapore property market since establishing itself here in 1973. Its latest develop ment in Singapore is Paya Lebar Quarter, a modern integrated development in the centre of the Paya Lebar neighbourhood.
Paya Lebar Quarter’s residential component, the 429-unit Park Place Residences, clinched three awards at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2018 on Oct 3, including the Top Development award for an uncompleted project in the Central region.
Although Park Place Residences and Paya Lebar Quarter have yet to be completed, the judges of this year’s awards were impressed by the plans and details of the development submitted for consideration. They also took into account Lendlease’s track record of innovative developments and proven commitment to environmental sustainability. “Park Place Residences and Paya Lebar Quarter are Lendlease projects, and I believe the company has the reputation to deliver a high-quality development,” says National University of Singapore associate professor Yu Shi Ming, who is head of department at the school of design and environment. He was one of the judges at this year’s EdgeProp awards.
Landscaping and natural water catchment areas throughout the development will reduce urban heat by 20% (Picture: Lendlease)
Lendlease has set key sustainability targets for Paya Lebar Quarter, including growing tree coverage by three times the existing area and a 30% increase in biodiversity. More than 100,000 sq ft of the site will be dedicated to public green spaces on the ground floor as well as in vertical and podium areas. The greenery will extend into an elevated landscape deck between the residential blocks at Park Place Residences. This deck will feature the condominium’s facilities, including a 50m lap pool, yoga deck, outdoor dining terrace and clubhouse with private dining room and kitchenette. Most of the condo’s public areas will be embedded with natural water catchment areas and landscaping to reduce storm water discharge by 30% and generated urban heat by 20%.
The developer also plans to reduce the operational energy consumption of all the buildings in Paya Lebar Quarter by more than 30%. It will incorporate energy-efficient lights and water-chilled plant and air-conditioning systems, and lifts and escalators equipped with sleep mode drives...