Government tender launched for dementia care village in Sembawang

On behalf of the Ministry of Health (MOH), URA has launched a public tender for a 30-year leasehold site at Gibraltar Crescent in Sembawang. Redevelopment plans for the site, which currently comprises a cluster of 10 state-owned bungalows, envision a pilot project to develop a new residential care community concept for persons with dementia.
The tender encompasses two separate sites -- a 283,636 sq ft plot along Gibraltar Crescent, as well as an 18,905 sq ft plot at the junction of King’s Avenue and Gibraltar Crescent. The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of the redevelopment will comprise the building envelope of the 10 existing buildings of about 98,705 sq ft, and 9,688 sq ft for extensions to the 10 existing buildings.
The 30-year leasehold site at Gibraltar Crescent in Sembawang is to be redeveloped into a new residential care community concept for persons with dementia (Picture: URA)
At least 60% of the GFA is to be set aside for residential use (excluding serviced residences and hostel). The remaining GFA can be developed for more residential use, health and medical care uses like a nursing home or centre-based aged care services, shop and restaurant uses of up to 2,253 sq ft, and/or other ancillary institutional uses.
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A concept and price revenue tender will be adopted to evaluate the tenders received for the site. This is to ensure that the selected concept proposal aligns with the vision of the dementia care village.
This project is part of efforts to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and broaden the care and residential options available to this group of people. The dementia care village will be specifically designed to provide a home-like environment where residents are assisted to live independently.
“We hope that the pilot will offer insights into market demand for such facilities and the community needs of persons with dementia, which will contribute to the development of suitable dementia care models in the future,” say URA and MOH.
The tender closes on Nov 19.