The Arcade at Raffles Place to be put up for collective sale for S$780 million

Prestigious business address at the heart of Singapore’s financial district; exclusive opportunity to create a new focal point of commerce and lifestyle in the CBD

SINGAPORE, 3 June 2020 -- Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, has today announced that The Arcade at 11 Collyer Quay in District 1 will be put up for collective sale via tender for S$780 million on 3 June 2020.

The reserve price of S$780 million translates to an estimated land rate of S$2,840 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr). The 20-storey office and retail property sits on a 2,035.4 square metre (approx. 21,909 square feet) site with a 999-year land tenure (effective from 20 April 1826).

Under the Draft Master Plan 2019, The Arcade site is zoned Commercial with a Gross Plot Ratio of 15. Subject to relevant approvals, the site could potentially be redeveloped into an integrated development, comprising a hotel, residential units, office and retail space.

Tang Wei Leng (慧玲), Managing Director at Colliers International, said, This is a golden opportunity to lay claim to a historic site in an ever-evolving Raffles Place, the heart of Singapores bustling commercial district. The Arcade is a landmark site that has borne witness to the remarkable transformation of Singapore and its economy over the past 50 years. Developers will now get the rare chance to redevelop the site – creating a new focal point of interest – and reshape the Singapore city skyline.”

Given its prime location in the city centre, proximity to wide-ranging amenities, and excellent transport connectivity, the site boasts great potential for the development of a mixed-use project. The developer could potentially redevelop the site to offer a 50-storey iconic, modern skyscraper, with panoramic views of the Marina Bay, and spectacular skyline of the new Downtown.

The site enjoys prominent dual frontage onto Raffles Green - a popular gathering place of executives and professionals in Raffles Place - as well as Collyer Quay, a main arterial road that connects to other parts of Singapore. It is also well-served by public transport with convenient access to the Marina Central Expressway, Pan Island Expressway and other major expressways. Additionally, the site has immediate access to the Raffles Place MRT interchange station, which connects the East-West and North-South Lines.

The Arcade is surrounded by many prominent buildings – including Ocean Financial Centre, Republic Plaza, One Raffles Place, OUE Bayfront and the upcoming CapitaSpring – which house renowned financial institutions and large corporations. A myriad of retail and dining options are also within easy reach in the Raffles Place area as well as the nearby Boat Quay leisure and entertainment hub.

Currently, The Arcade comprises 127 office and retail units. Depending on the size of their property, each owner could stand to receive between S$700,000 and S$29.9 million from the successful sale of the development.

The collective sale tender for The Arcade will close at 3pm on 7 July 2020.




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