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Upcoming New Condo Launch in 2022 That Will Likely See A High Demand For Amongst Buyers [Updated]

Updated: May 2



As we are entering into the new year 2022, we are also entering into new price norms where PSF prices will be hitting above $2000 even in the Outside Central Region (OCR) for upcoming new condo launches.


With land scarcity and an increasing population in Singapore being a real issue, property prices can only go higher with every year’s Government Land Sales.


But regardless of the increasing prices, there are still buyers that prefer a newly constructed condo over a resale condo either for short term capital appreciation or for the fact that you can pay your instalments progressively.


Saving on renovation costs and not have to pay maintenance fees or property taxes whilst it is building are also other reasons that buyers prefer a new condo launch over a resale condo.


Without further ado, let’s take a look at the upcoming new condo launch in 2022 that we think will likely see a high demand for by home buyers and investors, and their estimated launch price from the indicative Government Land Sales (GLS) bid prices.



New Condo Launch 2022 in Outside Central Region (OCR)



1. Lentor Central New Condo Launch


Source: URA


Lentor Central was awarded by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to GLL D Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of GuocoLand on the 29th of July 2021 after the land tender closed with nine bids.


This upcoming new condo launch will be located next to Lentor MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and will become a new condo launch development with commercial space on the 1st storey.


GuocoLand’s vision for Lentor Central is a 25 storeys new condo launch that will be slated to launch in 2022 with a total of over 600 residential units. Commercial space on the 1st storey will likely include F&B, retail spaces, a supermarket and more than 10,000 sqft of childcare facilities.


Lentor Central New Condo Launch Estimated Launch Price



Source: Edgeprop


With Guocoland being the top bidder for Lentor Central plot, buying the land at $784.1 million, the expected breakeven psf price for the developer is approximately $1933 psf after adding in all the costs including construction, financing, legal and marketing costs etc.


Therefore, if we price in a developer’s profit margin of:

Est breakeven psf + 10% = $2126 psf

Est breakeven psf + 15% = $2222 psf

Est breakeven psf + 25% = $2416 psf


Minimally, you will be expecting a launch price of at least $2100 to $2300 psf based on these figures.


More details will only be released in 2022 and we are only able to estimate the launch prices currently. But do drop us a message if you would like for us to analyse the entry prices for you or to update you of the preview launch date.


Our Take on Lentor Central New Condo Launch


Should the launch price be kept reasonable at below 20% of developer profit margins, this new condo launch development in Lentor Central in 2022 will definitely see a high demand due to the following reasons:


Firstly, the developer and its reputation. Guocoland has been very prominent in their branding in the recent years with numerous news coverage, awards bagging and a very clear established direction of their real estate business in the future to come which is to focus on value creation through innovation and development of future-relevant products.


Their previous flagship new condo launches such as Wallich Residences, Guoco Midtown & Midtown Modern have also been recognised for being at the top of their class, winning the title of Best Condo Development in Asia and Best Mixed-use development in Asia. Guocoland was also conferred the winner at the Asia Property Awards in 2020 as Asia’s Best Developer.


We definitely have no doubt about the quality of their condo developments and that home buyers will be excited for their presence in the Outside Central Region (OCR) given their proven track record in the luxury market in the Core Central Region (CCR) in the last few years.


Secondly, there is clearly a low amount of inventory left in the new Condo Launch market with most new Condo Launches 80% to 90% sold out in the past few years. With that said, Lentor Central is one of the biggest new condo launch developments in 2022 already.


Thirdly, there will be no more mega developments of more than 1000 units (e.g Riverfront Residences, Affinity at Serangoon, The Florence Residences) in the OCR region in 2022.


Lentor Central being able to launch over 600 units is considered one of the larger developments in 2022 already. We will be seeing a lot of boutique developments (under 200 units) launched in 2022 except for the ones that we are covering in this article.


Therefore, the limited supply will definitely see high competition amongst HDB upgraders from either Yishun, Yio Chu Kang or Ang Mo Kio towns.


Fourthly, the location of this land plot is highly desirable given that Lentor Central is right at the doorstep of Lentor MRT station and within close proximity to Yio Chu Kang MRT.


Lentor Central will also be a mixed residential development with childcare facilities, F&B, retail and a supermarket which will be highly convenient and suitable for home buyers, fitting the profile of what singles, and HDB upgraders and their families will need in their daily lifestyles.


The Lentor Central environment is also serene and peaceful given that most of the residential developments in that area are landed properties.


Staying in the North also means close proximity to various nature parks such as Lower Peirce Reservoir, Ang Mo Kio Bishan Park, Thomson Nature Park and MacRitchie.


A variety of food and entertainment options there also include restaurants at Seletar Aerospace (Wheeler’s Estate, YOUNGS), Upper Thomson, Thomson Plaza, AMK Hub. All these factors will contribute to the livability of this upcoming new Condo Launch at Lentor Central.


Popular schools in that area also include CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Anderson Primary and Secondary School, Mayflower Primary School, Presbyterian High School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.


Lastly, beside the Lentor Central land plot, there have been another 3 more neighbouring land plots being put up for sale as per URA’s schedule of confirmed list sites for sale, - 2nd Lentor Central, Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) and Lentor Hills Road (Parcel B), and Lentor Gardens on the schedule of reserve list sites.



Source: URA


These sites were being put up for sale for the first half of 2022 Government Land Sales (GLS) programme after the government announced cooling measures and decided to provide more supply in the private housing market to bolster prices in the upcoming years.


Therefore, buying into the first Lentor Central site would be an ideal first-mover advantage move given that subsequent land prices will likely be more expensive than the previous ones.


And so, if the 2nd Lentor Central, Lentor Hills and Lentor Gardens are going to be launched at higher prices than the first Lentor Central, then this will likely help in the first Lentor Central’s potential for capital appreciation (it is also the site that is the closest to the MRT).


If you would like first-hand updates of the project, floor plans or to be kept in the loop of the preview launch date for Lentor Central New Condo Launch in 2022, do drop us a message and we will keep you updated of the latest news.




2. Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 New Condo Launch




Source: URA


Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 was also a hot favourite, attracting 15 bids altogether from developers and the top bid emerged victorious at $381.38 million being awarded to United Venture Development, a joint venture between UOL Group, Singapore Land Group and Kheng Leong.


The Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 site is located close to Mayflower MRT on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), and we will likely be seeing a 24 to 25 storeys high development of more than 370 units, said the developers.


Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 New Condo Launch Estimated Launch Price


Source: Edgeprop


With UOL winning this land plot out of 15 bidders, and buying the land at $381.38 million, the expected breakeven psf price for the developer is approximately $1822 psf after adding in all the costs including construction, financing, legal and marketing costs etc.


Therefore, if we price in a developer’s profit margin of:

Est breakeven psf + 10% = $2004 psf

Est breakeven psf + 15% = $2095 psf

Est breakeven psf + 25% = $2186 psf


We would actually be looking at a launch price of between $2000 psf to $2200 psf for Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 when this new condo launch is being launched in 2022.


More details will only be released in 2022 and we are only able to estimate the launch prices currently. But do drop us a message if you would like for us to analyze the entry prices for you or to update you of the preview launch date.



Our Take on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 New Condo Launch


Ang Mo Kio has always been a highly sought-after area to live in given its location and evidently from previous BTO flats in Ang Mo Kio constantly being oversubscribed. And given that there will only be 370 units available for this Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 launch, there isn’t really much supply to begin with. Therefore, this will definitely see high demand as well.


Firstly, the developer itself is a well acclaimed name with numerous highly sought-after new Condo Launch developments in 2021 including Avenue South Residences and Clavon.

UOL’s recent launch at The Watergardens at Canberra sold 60% of units at launch in the Outside Central Region (OCR) also saw fantastic response and demand from the ground.


Secondly, the proximity to the upcoming Mayflower MRT station along the Thomson-East Coast Line. The distance between this Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 land plot and the MRT station is within 400m, which translates to only about 4 to 6 mins walk away.


Mayflower MRT is also only 1 stop away from Bright Hill MRT Interchange which links us to Ang Mo Kio MRT, Hougang MRT and even Pasir Ris MRT within just a few stops away.

Thirdly, this Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 new Condo Launch is adjacent to the BTO flats Kebun Baru Court and Kebun Baru Edge. Kebun Baru Edge is a BTO project launched in August 2020 and will TOP in 2025 with a total of 380 units consisting of only 4 room and 5 room flats. Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 new condo launch being launched in 2022 will likely see TOP in 2026 or 2027.


Therefore, there will be demand from the HDB upgraders from these BTO flats who will likely be looking to upgrade in an area where they are familiar with, which also presents an opportunity for the buyers of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 new Condo Launch to exit from.


Fourthly, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 new Condo Launch also sees similar traits with Lentor Central in terms of liveability such as close proximity to various nature parks such as Lower Peirce Reservoir, Ang Mo Kio Bishan Park, Thomson Nature Park and MacRitchie.


Schools such as CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Mayflower Secondary, Peirce Secondary School and Ai Tong School are also within walking distance.


The Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 site is also located beside the landed estate Shangri-La Park and quite a distance away from the main road along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. Therefore, those who like peace and privacy will definitely like this development as well.


If you would like first-hand updates of the project, floor plans or to be kept in the loop of the preview launch date for Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, drop us a message and we will keep you updated of the latest news.




3. Tanah Merah Kechil Link New Condo Launch



Source: URA


The Tanah Merah Kechil Link GLS land plot was launched earlier than the Lentor Central and Ang Mo Kio land plots back in Q4 2020. But it also saw high demand from developers as it attracted 15 bids altogether with the highest by MCC Land (Singapore) at $248.99 million.


The Tanah Merah Kechil Link GLS will be launched as a residential condo development with commercial use on the 1st storey, and is expected to have about 265 residential units and 2000sqm of commercial space.


Tanah Merah Kechil Link New Condo Launch Estimated Launch Price


Source: Edgeprop

With MCC Land winning this land plot out of 15 bidders, the expected breakeven psf price for the developer is approximately $1583 psf.


Therefore, if we price in a developer’s profit margin of:

Est breakeven psf + 10% = $1741 psf

Est breakeven psf + 15% = $1820 psf

Est breakeven psf + 25% = $1978 psf


We would actually be looking at a launch price of between $1700 psf to $2000 psf for Tanah Merah Kechil Link when this new Condo Launch is being launched in 2022.


More details will only be released in 2022 and we are only able to estimate the launch prices currently. But do drop us a message if you would like for us to analyse the entry prices for you or to update you of the preview launch date.


Our Take on Tanah Merah Kechil Link


The Tanah Merah Kechil Link site is within a predominantly private housing estate directly surrounded by 4 other condo developments namely Optima @ Tanah Merah, Urban Vista, East Meadows and Casa Merah.


Nonetheless, it is also the newest upcoming condo development and the one that is the closest to Tanah Merah MRT station besides Optima @ Tanah Merah and Urban Vista. Therefore, we would highly likely be seeing buyers invest in this project for mainly rental income given its proximity to the train station.


What is so attractive about the Tanah Merah Kechil Link land plot is also its proximity to MRT stations Expo and Changi Airport.


The Tanah Merah Kechil land plot being launched in 2022 would mean that it will reach its TOP (Temporary Occupation Permit) in 2026 to 2027 4 to 5 years later, and when the situation improves post-covid, we should be expecting more vibrancy in the workforce aviation wise, and this could be beneficial to home owners or investors in this Tanah Merah Kechil upcoming new Condo Launch development.


The commercial amenities on the level 1 of this new Condo Launch will also provide more convenience to residents with a supermarket and retail units in place.


Our concern however mainly revolves around the level of competition in that area when it comes to rental and exiting from the property. An upcoming new condo launch development will always be more expensive than those that were launched previously. A higher price will equate to investors having to charge a higher rental amount to cover their costs.


But how much premium would tenants be willing to pay in future when the neighboring condo developments are not exactly that far away and they can pay lower for it? Will the mixed development with shops factor be able to justify the higher rental as such a small development of 265 units will likely see lesser facilities, and possibly higher maintenance fees with lesser people to share with?


If you would like first-hand updates of the project, floor plans or to be kept in the loop of the preview launch date for Tanah Merah Kechil, drop us a message and we will keep you updated of the latest news.



New Condo Launch 2022 in Rest of Central Region (RCR)



4. Jalan Anak Bukit New Condo Launch



Source: URA


Jalan Anak Bukit was the largest GLS in 2021 being awarded to Far East Organisation and Sino Group, who jointly submitted the highest bid at $1.028 billion.


This will be one of the most exciting new Condo Launch in 2022 given that this will be a fully integrated mixed-use development and in an area undergoing rejuvenation – Beauty World.


Similar to Woodleigh Residences, Sengkang Residences or Northpark Residences, buyers can expect an integrated transport hub with a bus interchange on the 2nd storey, with civic and commercial spaces across the first 3 storeys.


Apart from the new Beauty World Bus Interchange, there will also be an underground pedestrian link connecting the new Condo Launch development to the Beauty World MRT station.


Home owners can also expect about 20,000 sqm of retail, f&b, and office space which will be centred around an 1800sqm plaza that can be used to host community and special events. The total number of residential condo units will be 700 along with 150 serviced residences.


Jalan Anak Bukit New Condo Launch Estimated Launch Price

Source: Edgeprop


With Far East and Sino Group winning this land plot at $1.028 million, the expected breakeven psf price for the developer is approximately $1658 psf.


Therefore, if we price in a developer’s profit margin of:

Est breakeven psf + 10% = $1823 psf

Est breakeven psf + 15% = $1906 psf

Est breakeven psf + 25% = $2072 psf


We would actually be looking at a launch price of between $1800 psf to $2100 psf for Jalan Anak Bukit when this new condo launch is being launched in 2022.


More details will only be released in 2022 and we are only able to estimate the launch prices currently. But do drop us a message if you would like for us to analyse the entry prices for you or to update you of the preview launch date.


But generally, integrated mixed use new condo launch developments tend to see a price premium over those non-integrated. Therefore, the price could be much higher than this.


Our Take on Jalan Anak Bukit New Condo Launch

The Beauty World area has been nothing short of exciting due to the government’s plans to rejuvenate the whole area.


We can also see this from the high amount of supply of new condo launches in that area in the past few years – Mayfair Modern, Mayfair Garden, Forett @ Bukit Timah and Verdale to meet the growing demand for home buyers due to the rejuvenation of the area.


And now Jalan Anak Bukit will likely see the highest demand amongst all the previous launches in Upper Bukit Timah simply because fundamentally, a lot of home buyers love an integrated mixed residential development. As this will be an integrated transport hub with a bus interchange and direct access to the MRT, the concept and convenience already sells by itself.


There has also clearly been a lack of amenities and a mega shopping mall for a long time in that town as compared to other estates in Singapore. Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and Beauty World Centre alone would obviously not suffice, and Jalan Anak Bukit’s retail and F&B spaces will be able to cater to the starved needs and demands of home owners in that area.


Jalan Anak Bukit is also in the city fringe area, which makes it less expensive than the prestigious Bukit Timah area, but not exactly that far away from the city.


Popular schools around the Jalan Anak Bukit new Condo Launch site also include Pei Hwa Presbyterian, Methodist Girls’ School, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.


Liveability of the area is also there with proximity to numerous nature reserves such as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park.


Therefore, this new condo launch development at Jalan Anak Bukit will definitely see a high sell-out percentage given the pent-up demand in the Beauty World area for an integrated transport hub with retail amenities and facilities.


If you would like first-hand updates of the project, floor plans or to be kept in the loop of the preview launch date for Jalan Anak Bukit, drop us a message and we will keep you updated of the latest news.



5. Northumberland Road New Condo Launch - Piccadilly Grand


Source: URA



Northumberland Road was the first GLS tender in 2021 that attracting 10 bids back in April 2021. City Developments (CDL) and joint venture partner MCL Land were the top bidders at $445.9 million. This development will also turn into a mixed-use project made up of 408 residential apartments of up to 23 storeys and commercial retail space on the ground floor (including infant care and childcare centre).




Northumberland Road Piccadilly Grand New Condo Launch Estimated Launch Price




Source: Edgeprop


The breakeven psf price for the developer is approximately $1837 psf.


Therefore, if we price in a developer’s profit margin of:

Est breakeven psf + 10% = $2005 psf

Est breakeven psf + 15% = $2112 psf

Est breakeven psf + 25% = $2296 psf


We would actually be looking at a launch price of between $2000 psf to $2300 psf for Northumberland when this new condo launch is being launched in 2022.


More details will only be released in 2022 and we are only able to estimate the launch prices currently. But do drop us a message if you would like for us to analyse the entry prices for you or to update you of the preview launch date.




Our Take on Northumberland Road Piccadilly Grand New Condo Launch

The Northumberland Road GLS plot is located at the Farrer Park, Little India area (behind Tekka Centre) which is not usually the first area that pops up in mind for HDB upgraders. Nonetheless, this area sees its fair shares of fans from investors due to the fact that this area is located near to the city, and many expats actually do not mind renting an apartment at that area.


It’s a highly convenient area due to it being located on the city fringe. Travelling to the city and CBD area would pose great convenience to buyers of this new condo launch development looking for high rental yield with Newton MRT, Bugis MRT and Dhoby Ghaut MRT just a short drive and a few MRT stops away.


This new condo launch development will also be located directly above Exit E of Farrer Park MRT, which poses great convenience be it if you are purchasing a unit here for own stay or for potential rental income. Tenants would like the convenience from the shops located on Level 1, the connectivity to the MRT station and on top of it being a brand new development to live in.


Nearby malls include City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre and a plethora of hipster cafes for food options along Tyrwhitt Road along the Jalan Besar area.


On top of that, the government has just announced the rejuvenation of a nearby million sq ft Farrer Park site to yield 1,600 HDB flats, sports and recreational facilities; analysts expect strong demand


This will greatly bring up the livability of the Farrer Park vicinity, and create a supply of HDB upgraders who may look into buying your unit at Piccadilly Grand when it turns into a resale unit. Exit strategy on point and on time.



If you would like first-hand updates of the project, floor plans or to be kept in the loop of the preview launch date for Northumberland Road, drop us a message and we will update you.


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