OXLEY’S MAYFAIR COLLECTION: RIDING THE UPSIDE OF FUTURE TRANSPORT HUB

By Mayfair Modern/Mayfair Gardens / Brought to you by Oxley Holdings | May 17, 2019 11:15 AM SGT
An integrated transport hub and new community buildings will be developed around Beauty World MRT Station

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The recently unveiled Draft Master Plan 2019 has introduced various initiatives that are aimed to create more community hubs in residential estates, as well as rejuvenating some mature neighbourhoods. This includes the area around Beauty World MRT Station and the nearby Beauty World Centre.
The planned initiatives around that part of the prestigious Bukit Timah neighbourhood will see new transport connections, services and amenities gradually being developed. This bodes well for property hunters looking to snap up a new home or a property investment in the locale. New projects in the area, like Mayfair Gardens and Mayfair Modern, look set to benefit from the expected price uplift and improved liveability of the area.
Based the draft plan, a site beside Beauty World MRT Station is marked to become a transport nexus and neighbourhood hub for the Bukit Timah area. This includes plans for a new integrated transport hub, private mixed-use developments, and more green spaces.
FUTURE INTEGRATED TRANSPORT HUB
New to the Draft Master Plan 2019 is a plot of more than 468,000 sq ft that has been zoned for “commercial and residential” use and will be the site for a new integrated transport hub. The site was previously zoned for a hotel building and a separate health and medical development under the 2014 Master Plan.
According to the Land Transport Authority: “Integrated transport hubs are fully air-conditioned bus interchanges seamlessly linked to MRT stations and adjoining commercial developments such as shopping malls.”
Transport connectivity from the Beauty World area will be enhanced when future phases of the Cross Island Line are completed. “Continuing westward, [the Cross Island Line] will serve Bukit Timah, Clementi and West Coast, and then terminate at Jurong Industrial Estate,” according to the Land Transport Master Plan 2013.
An interchange tends to be “a significant booster to improve commuting convenience, attract footfall to increase commercial space viability and vibrancy, which in turn enhances the appeal of residential values in the area”, says Alice Tan, director of residential project marketing at Knight Frank.
Around the Beauty World area, some pedestrian connections are already...