World class award-winning developer Selangor Dredging Berhad (“SDB”) has been praised for its efforts to partially conserve a landmark along Serangoon Road in Singapore.
In a recent press release, Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said that the main building of the National Aerated Water Factory will be integrated into a new residential development and kept fenceless along the main road and the river.
Ms Teh Lip Kim, Managing Director of SDB said, “As the building owner and a responsible community stakeholder, Selangor Dredging Berhad is pleased to support the conservation effort on the former National Aerated Water Factory, a well-known heritage landmark in the Serangoon area.
“We are glad to partner URA on this conservation journey to retain the building and integrate it as part of the new development. The building will be transformed into a unique and lively commercial area located next to a park connector, adjacent to the Kallang River. We are keen to contribute to sustainable projects where we can, and will put in our best effort to make these projects distinctive.”
URA’s chief executive Lim Eng Hwee in turn was “heartened that Selangor Dredging sees the significance of the building and supports its conservation. The conservation of this heritage-rich building would not have been possible without the support from the owner and recognition of the building’s significance from the community.”
In Singapore, SDB was also recently recognised as one of the region’s top property developers when its Hijauan on Cavanagh development bagged the FIABCI Singapore Property Award 2017 for the Residential (Mid-Rise) category. This means that the development will now compete in the forthcoming FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence 2018.
As with its other property projects, the success of Hijauan on Cavanagh stems from the company’s “Brand Manifesto”, a pledge to purchasers and stakeholders that the company would always “walk the talk” and deliver on its high and exacting standards.
Hijauan on Cavanagh comprises 41 residential units located in the prime and green tree-lined Cavanagh Road, and adjacent to the grounds of the Istana and just a short walk away to the shopping belt of Orchard Road and the Somerset MRT station. This development is cleverly blended with the lush surroundings and designed with subtle elements of art incorporated to bring to life its aesthetic elements. Each unit has a hand-tooled copper door which opens up into spatially planned homes with balconies to bring in the refreshing outdoors.
This Manifesto was documented after years of practicing and instilling values, beliefs, principles, and responsibilities into the developments, the community and its employees.
SDB had previously won 5 FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards for its developments, namely Park Seven in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), 20trees in Melawati in 2012, Dedaun in Jalan Ampang, and, as mentioned earlier, By The Sea in Batu Ferhinggi and an environmental award for the River Rehabilitation project on Sungai Satu, Batu Ferhinggi Penang.
These projects have then gone on to participate on a global level at the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence awards. SDB has since garnered 1 gold and 4 silver awards at this prestigious international competition.
FIABCI is the French acronym for ‘International Real Estate Federation’, which recognises excellence in real estate throughout the four corners of the world.