Serangoon Sub-Regional Centre
New commercial developments will be added to the Serangoon Sub-Regional Centre, providing businesses with alternative locations for office space outside the city. With the development of new offices at Serangoon Central in future and new industrial developments at Serangoon North, residents of Serangoon can soon expect more opportunities to take up jobs near home and save on commuting time. Going home after a hard day’s work will only mean a short walk or a quick bus ride, and travelling into the city to meet up with friends is also easy via Serangoon MRT station, an interchange station for the North-East Line and Circle Line.
Bidadari Estate – A Community in a Garden
Bidadari Estate is in the central location of city fringe in Singapore. To meet housing demands for a growing population, Bidadari Estate will be developed into a new public housing estate with a distinct character and sense of history. Envisioned as a tranquil urban oasis, the planning of Bidadari Estate will build on the area’s rich heritage, cherished existing green spaces and multiple public transport links to create a garden living environment.
The Government aims to utilize on its rolling greens, rich heritage, and convenient transport connections, and such new amenities in the vicinity are going to carry on. They include a commercial complex, health and medical centre as well as a new park with a pond and heritage walk.
Bidadari Estate will eventually house about 10,000 residential units, as well as community malls, a 10-hectare park and a lake. The estate will be conveniently served by two MRT stations – Woodleigh and Potong Pasir – on the North-East Line. Those brand-new HDB dwellers are the potential buyers for the nearby private homes, especially The Andrew Residences.
Lorong Halus & Defu Industrial Parks
Lorong Halus will be Singapore’s first industrial park built on a former landfill site and will be sensitively designed to incorporate greenery. The new Defu will be pedestrian-centric with a continuous, linear green spine that weaves through the industrial park. The green spine will also be an enjoyable route for walking and cycling, with landscaped greenery and environmentally sustainable features.
Serangoon Gardens will be added to URA’s list of identity nodes – places that are recognized for their unique charm. In line with this designation, a Street Block Plan will guide the permissible height and form of developments in the area to preserve the charming low-rise character of the area. More studies will be carried out to explore ways to further enhance the area’s character.
Enriching Upper Serangoon Road
As part of HDB’s Remaking our Heartland (ROH) programme for Hougang, Upper Serangoon Road will be enhanced as a heritage corridor that showcases its rich history with identity markers. Residents can look forward to enhancements to the pedestrian experience and greenery along Hougang Central and the creation of new public spaces such as the Market Square at Kovan City.