Besides Artra, there are only a handful of such mixed developments on the market. The latest similar city-fringe one that will be launching soon is called Uptown at Farrer. This project is a 24-storey high development, located quite close to the city centre and Orchard Road too, at the Farrer Park area.
The Uptown @ Farrer site is at Perumal Road, between Tessensohn and Race Course roads. Like the Artra, it has shops at the ground level, and a residential tower above that. Unlike Artra, part of the residential component will comprise serviced apartments as well, 240 units in a 16-storey block, called LYF at Farrer Park. LYF at Farrer Park will be managed by Singapore’s biggest service residence operator, CapitaLand’s own residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott).
The facilities deck will be at the 4th level – swimming pool and roof garden, and various communal facilities for the Uptown at Farrer residences, as well as sky terrace for the serviced apartments LYF at Farrer Park.
Like at Artra, the Uptown @ Farrer condo site is very convenient to an MRT station. Basically less than 5 minutes walk to Farrer MRT station on the purple North-East line that goes down to Orchard Road 2 stops away, and beyond that to Clarke Quay, Chinatown, and Outram Park, before ending at Vivocity.
This project has the advantage of being opposite another big shopping centre as well, the City Square Mall, besides its own shops at ground level. And of course, there is Mustafa Centre too, the 24-hour mega store, where one can find literally anything and everything under the sun. If you are feeling wide awake or hunger pangs hit at midnight, just take a stroll over. It is perfectly safe, and often still bustling in the middle of the night.
The Uptown at Farrer condo is not a very large development. With only 116 residential units for sale, ranging from one to 4 bedroom apartments, it should not take too long to sell out, given its locational conveniences. If you are interested to take a look, just sign up for the Uptown at Farrer showflat viewing appointment.
Being developed by a home-grown developer Low Keng Huat, that started out in the construction business in 1969, and evolved into property development as well. Since then, Low Keng Huat has done a number of other projects, including One-North Residences at One-North Gateway, and South Bank at North Bridge Road. The architects will be Metaphor Design + Architecture Pte Ltd.