The EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards (EPEA) 2023 has unveiled the People’s Choice Award across three distinct categories: completed and uncompleted residential projects, and a novel hospitality segment. An impressive 9,000 votes were cast this year through an inclusive online voting system accessible to the general public, marking the highest turnout in the awards’ seven-year history.
Among the nearly 50 participating projects, the standout winner in the “Uncompleted” category was Tembusu Grand. This remarkable development, jointly orchestrated by two esteemed property developers, City Developments Ltd (CDL) and MCL Land, boasts 638 units and finds its home on Jalan Tembusu, adjacent to Tanjong Katong Road in prime District 15.
Tembusu Grand signifies the third successful collaboration between CDL and MCL Land, following the 405-unit Piccadilly Grand private condo in Farrer Park and the 639-unit Copen Grand executive condo in Tengah, both of which were launched last year and swiftly achieved 100% occupancy.
Since its launch in early April, Tembusu Grand has already achieved an impressive take-up rate, surpassing 58% as of the end of September, with an average price of $2,462 per square foot. The development enjoys proximity to the vibrant neighborhood of Tanjong Pagar on the East Coast, offering a diverse array of traditional eateries, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and shopping malls like I12 Katong and Parkway Parade.
For families with school-age children, the presence of schools such as Kong Hwa School and Tanjong Katong Primary School within a 1km radius is an added advantage.
Inspired by nature, Tembusu Grand’s design was conceived with the “shape and texture of the Tembusu heritage trees” in mind, according to Markus Cheng, associate partner of ADDP Architects, the project’s design architect. Situated on a rectangular 210,619 sq ft, 99-year leasehold plot, the development maximizes its potential with four blocks ranging from 20 to 21 storeys in height, offering stunning panoramic views. Tembusu Grand proudly holds a Platinum Super Low Energy certification, the highest honor under the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark rating for sustainability.
Key features of the project include a grand arrival and drop-off area, two clubhouses, and a lantern-like clubhouse with expansive glass windows that offer breathtaking views of the 50m infinity swimming pool and beautifully landscaped grounds. The development boasts a range of amenities, including a gaming room, karaoke pod, entertainment and function rooms, a tennis court, co-working spaces, a barbecue pavilion, and a children’s play area.
Interior design firm Park Avenue Designs extends the Tembusu tree theme from architectural design to the sales gallery and show flats, incorporating a striking artwork of a Tembusu trunk in the sales gallery.
In the design of the three show flats, Park Avenue has cleverly focused on meeting the diverse needs of homebuyers. These spaces showcase flexibility and multi-functionality, demonstrating how two-, three-, or four-bedroom units can be tailored to individual preferences. For instance, the two-bedroom show unit transforms the common bedroom into a child’s room with a loft for sleeping and a play and study area on the first level, utilizing the staircase as storage space. The three-bedroom show flat highlights the conversion of balconies into private gyms or fitness areas, maximizing underutilized spaces. The four-bedroom unit’s wide frontage and expansive balcony, coupled with dry and wet kitchens, make it an ideal setting for at-home entertainment.