Out of the eleven bids received for the site at Perumal Road, near Farrer Park MRT station, Low Keng Huat Ltd put in the top bid of $174.08 million ($1,000.71 psf per plot ratio) which was 4.4% higher than the next highest bid of $958.28 psf per plot ratio from China Construction (South Pacific) Development. Allgreen Properties came in third with a bid of $161.5 million ($928.4 psf per plot ratio).
This clearly indicates that the shortage of residential land sites is being keenly felt by developers, going by the tender results of the first GLS land tender for the year. Developers are clearly looking to replenish their depleting inventory and the Perumal plot offers the added bonus of a small size and therefore an affordable quantum of $174 million.
The parcel at Perumal Road is zoned for residential with commercial on the first storey. It had been launched for sale under the Confirmed List in November 2016 under the 2H2016 Government Land Sales Programme.
Analysts put the potential average selling price for units at above $1,700 psf, based on the high land price submitted.