The Venue Residences lauded for green efforts

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October 25, 2019 9:39 AM SGT
The mixed-use development, comprising 266 residential units and 28 commercial shop lots, draws footfall throughout the day, and sits on a fan-shaped site of 88,267 sq ft (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ EdgeProp Singapore)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - The Venue Residences has been recognised for its green efforts, and has clinched two titles – Sustainability Excellence and Top Development – at the annual EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2019 held on Oct 18.
The design of the development paid homage to its history, as the site used to house a stretch of shophouses. For instance, the walkways of the commercial plaza feature diamond-patterned tiles – a nod to the five-foot ways of the old buildings. A spiral staircase that links the first level to the second was also designed to emulate the old fire escape that was behind the former shophouses. Two Angsana trees were conserved from the old site, and are now part of the commercial plaza.
The developer, City Developments Ltd, also took care to maintain the scale of the development to be in line with that of the neighbouring estate. A two-tiered, high- and low-rise podium was therefore designed to match its existing neighbourhood.
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Two Angsana trees were conserved from the old site, and are now part of the commercial plaza (Credit: CDL)
The mixed-use development is located on Tai Thong Crescent, off MacPherson Road. Comprising 266 residential units and 28 commercial shop lots, it draws footfall throughout the day, and sits on a fan-shaped site of 88,267 sq ft. The development has 339,840 sq ft in gross floor area and 21,528 sq ft of retail space.
The Venue Residences – which has a Platinum BCA Greenmark Award to its name – received its temporary occupation permit in 2017, and is fully sold to date. Residential unit offerings range from a one-bedder starting at 495 sq ft, to a four-bedroom unit at 1,238 sq ft. There are also eight penthouse units from 1,948 to 2,142 sq ft. The residential units are spread across four 18-storey tower blocks and a block of six duplex units overlooking a pool.
Depending on their unit’s orientation, residents at The Venue Residences can enjoy views of the city, or the condo’s facilities, such as the pool which features an origami-inspired boat sculpture. The poolside is decked out with origami-shaped cabanas for pool loungers. Children can play in the kids’ pool and a playground with a trampoline, hopscotch and a playing net. Other amenities include a meditation patio, hammock lounge and yoga deck to promote wellness activities.
A block of six duplex units overlooks the pool (Credit: CDL)
Sky-high views were also prioritised. There are four sky terraces: a Reading Garden and a Yoga Garden are on the fifth storey, while a Meditation Garden and a Relaxation Garden are on the 12th floor.
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The development is enveloped by Upper Serangoon Road, MacPherson Road and the Pan Island Expressway. To deflect noise from the roads, the units facing the main roads have balconies that were installed with acoustic ceilings.
There are also other features at The Venue to minimise noise from the roads. For instance, a buffer zone from the traffic junction was carved out on the first level, housing a public plaza for passers-by and residents. Meanwhile, double-layered laminated glass is used for the exterior. Windows for the bedrooms are also kept from being opened too wide with a constraint mechanism installed.
One of the lounge areas at The Venue Residences (Credit: CDL)
The Venue Residences is close to public transport and amenities. As it is a mixed-use development, residents have easy access to eateries within the development itself. Potong Pasir MRT Station, on the North-East Line, is a four-minute walk away.
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To date, the highest psf price fetched at the development is $1,641, for a 506 sq ft unit on the 15th floor. The owner paid $830,000 for the unit on Feb 8. The most recent transaction was for a 2,142 sq ft unit on the 17th floor, which fetched $2.8 million ($1,307 psf) on Sept 11. This was preceded by a third-floor unit spanning 1,152 sq ft, which fetched $1.73 million ($1,498 psf) on July 29.
For price trends, recent transactions, other project info, check out The Venue Residences project research page
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