This was announced way back in 2013 – The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) featured Tampines North in the 2014 Master Plan and it was dubbed as ‘the fresh face of a well-developed area’. Most of us would know that the East of Singapore doesn’t offer anything in terms of the city’s bustle and is more often known for is laidback charm which is well loved by many Singaporeans. Tampines North is expected to over 21,000 new homes with a comprehensive range of facilities including amenities like shopping malls – shaping it up to be even livelier than before.
This massive development is over 240-hectres and will be bounded by Tampines Avenue 9, 10 and 12 with the Tampines Expressway (TPE) at the north of the estate. The new town is set to house 21,000 new homes including 17,000 HDB apartments and over 4,000 private homes such as The Santorini at Tampines Avenue 10 – Check out The Santorini Floor Plans. Also, Housing and commercial developments in Tampines North have been grouped into four districts: Boulevard District, Green Walk District, Park West District and Park East District — each with its own distinct character.
The new Downtown Line (DTL). Opening in 2017
Public transport options are aplenty in the current Tampines North, but with the completion of the Downtown Line this year. It will definitely offer residents even more options. The new Downtown Line will offer commuters greater accessibility and reduced traveling time to City and offers direct connectivity to areas like MacPherson or Fort Canning.
Comprehensive and even better amenities
Tampines is already home to the four heartland malls we all know! They are Tampines 1, Tampines Junction, Century Square and Tampines Mall. Not to mention, the proximity of the Tampines North estate is a stone’s throw from megastores Giant, Courts and Ikea. The current Tampines estate will also have a new Town Hub, to include a community club, a library, a stadium, swimming facilities and retail outlets. A mixed development situated at the heart of the estate is set to feature at the upcoming Tampines North Hub which will be home to residential apartments, commercial buildings, as well as a bus interchange.
New parks like the Quarry Park and Boulevard will transform the land and allow residents to better use the space. Quarry Park takes references from the history of Tampines, which was once home to many sand quarries pitting in its landscape. As its name suggests, the park will feature a small quarry pond, creating an urban sandy beach landscape. The park will also feature a land bridge, and a pedestrian and cyclist pathway, which will connect the park, and Tampines North, to the rest of the estate. The linear Boulevard Park will form a green corridor, linking Sun Plaza Park and Quarry Park to Sungei Api Api. Developers are hoping to create a “blossoms walk” in the park, with seasonal flowering trees.
Tampines North will certainly offer a new lease of life to the already mature-estate, Tampines. It will add on to the resident’s convenience and better connect to city life. We are excited to see how it will be able to provide a delicate balance of its family-friendly and its old world charm.