That’s how long it has been since a residential-cum-retail development was launched in the much sought-after one-north area.
Indeed, there has been limited supply of new homes here for over a decade. So, one can imagine how highly-anticipated the launch of One-North Eden is.
This exclusive mixed-used project comprises 165 units of 1- to 4-bedroom apartments spread across two blocks, with six restaurants on Level 1.
With its enviable location in a dynamic business park that is emblematic of Singapore’s knowledge economy, One-North Eden is right where the growth industries are, making the live-work-play-learn concept an everyday reality.
ONE GREAT LOCATION
Conceived with much foresight, one-north was master-planned by Zaha Hadid Architects to be a vibrant hub that provides a rich environment for research, innovation, collaboration and test-bedding.
In this exciting 200-hectare space are key growth sectors including those in biomedical sciences, info-communications technology and media.
The precinct is a hive of activity from its nine main developments. These include biomedical hub Biopolis, and info-com technology, media, physical sciences and engineering focused Fusionopolis.
Also within the area are Mediapolis, a high-tech hub of digital startups at LaunchPad @ one-north, and a global centre for leadership training and talent development on Nepal Hill.
Together with the upcoming Rochester Commons with its Grade A offices, and nearby National University Hospital and Science Park 1 and 2, these provide a ready and growing pool of potential tenants for One-North Eden investors.
Leading companies in the area include P&G Innovation Centre, A*STAR, Walt Disney International, Industrial Light & Magic, Canon, Fujitsu Asia, Garena, Ubisoft and MediaCorp.
And opening this year is gaming hardware and fintech firm Razer’s new, seven-storey Southeast Asia headquarters, which is reportedly hiring some 1,000 positions.
ONE CONVENIENT HUB
One-North Eden is perfect for a car-lite future Singapore, with two MRT stations within a 5-minute walk.
One-north and Buona Vista MRT stations connect commuters to the Circle andEast-West Lines, and residents can get to Raffles Place MRT Interchange in seven stops, City Hall MRT Interchange in eight and HarbourFront MRT Interchange in six.
Prefer to drive? Ayer Rajah Expressway, which leads to the Central Expressway and Marina Coastal Expressway, will take you to the Central Business District in only 15 minutes.
And of course, there are amenities galore.
There are excellent food and beverage (F&B) options within one-north’s nine main developments, and Cold Storage supermarket at Fusionopolis is a 5-minute walk from One-North Eden. Residents’ shopping, dining, enrichment and recreational needs can also be met at Star Vista, Rochester Mall and the nearby upcoming One Holland Village. By year-end, you can add Rochester Commons’ hotel, executive learning centre, F&B and retail businesses to the list.
Alternatively, a quick drive will take you to Dempsey Hill and VivoCity in just 13 minutes, while Orchard Road is a mere 14-minute journey and Sentosa can be reached in 17 minutes.
Higher learning is another key element at one-north, which has educational and research institutes in close proximity. These include the National University of Singapore, INSEAD, Singapore Institute of Technology and ESSEC Business School.
Fitting right into this live-work-play-learn lifestyle, One-North Eden is located close to a cluster of reputable schools.
These range from Fairfield Methodist Primary and Secondary schools, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Anglo Chinese Junior College. United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus), Singapore Polytechnic, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science and Tanglin Trust School are also accessible.
The development is also enviably located next to one-north Park, a 16-ha park consisting of 13 land parcels spanning the entire length of one-north. This refreshing green lung serves as an integrated link of trees and shrubs connecting key developments in the business park.
ONE REMARKABLE AND ASTUTE INVESTMENT
Against the backdrop of one-north’s very desirable qualities comes the exceptional development that property hunters have been waiting so eagerly for - One-North Eden.
With P&T Consultants as its architect, design architecture by Hoshino Architects from Japan, landscaping by Coen Design International and interior design by SuMisura, elegant, efficient and functional spaces are in One-North Eden’s DNA.
Following Zaha Hadid’s concept for a gateless one-north community, the project, with its gorgeous, champagne-coloured facade, features a borderless fitness corner on Level 1 that’s open to the public. Also on this level are restaurants and a garden that promote
Moving up, Level 2 is exclusive to residents only, and recreational facilities here include a 50-metre lap pool, cantilever gym, clubhouse with a function room and kids’ playground. Inspired by the native bloom Zingiber Singapurense (also known as the Singapore Ginger), specially customised ginger bud gazebos and ginger flower-inspired BBQ pavilions add a unique character to residents’ social space.
Meanwhile, the precinct’s work-live-play-learn opportunities are complemented by the privacy and exclusivity offered by One-North Eden’s limited number of just 165 units of 1- to 4-bedroom apartments across two blocks, one rising up to 13 storeys and the other, 15.
Naturally, smart living is part of life at One-North Eden, with a facial recognition system outside lobbies in the basement, and on the first and second stories, and varied access mode via a digital lockset at the doorstep. The booking of facilities is easy and convenient via the Smart Community App, while air conditioners in the living and master bedroom can be controlled at the touch of your fingertips.
Also, residents will never have to reschedule deliveries again; door-to-door service provider Smart Parcel provides secure and reliable access to parcels 24/7.
In short, not only is One-North Eden is an ideal investment property thanks to its sought-after location, it is also well-designed to meet residents’ needs. Given the very limited residential options in the vicinity, buyers are poised to benefit from strong rental demand and excellent potential for future price appreciation.
After all, it has taken many years for a new residential project to be launched in the area. And like a breath of fresh air, One-North Eden is undoubtedly a premium project that homehunters and investors alike can’t wait to get a foothold in.