Share on:

The Woodleigh Residences: A Japanese-inspired development with green views

The mixed-use commercial and residential development also includes a private onsen overlooking Alkaff Lake and Bidadari Park.

The Woodleigh Residences, a new integrated development in Bidadari Estate, was unveiled on Oct 26. The integrated property development was jointly unveiled by Japanese property developer Kajima Development and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

The development comprises 667 two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Prices will start at $1,873 per sq ft. Three-bedders are between 850 and 958 sq ft, with deluxe options spanning up to 1,119 sq ft. These units will be sold at a starting price of $1.664 million. Four-bedroom apartments are between 1,270 sq ft and 1,475 sq ft, and are priced at $2.55 million onwards.

Located at the junction of Upper Serangoon and Upper Aljunied roads, the project is Bidadari’s only integrated development. Also part of the complex are a 28,000 sq m of retail, dining and commercial space, including a supermarket. The complex will also include a Neighbourhood Police Centre and a community club.

The development, built above a shopping mall and Woodleigh MRT station, is slated for completion by Aug 31, 2022.

Japanese-inspired design

Units in the development have been designed with several hallmarks of Japanese craftsmanship.

Units in the development have been designed with several hallmarks of Japanese craftsmanship, including clean-cut, space-maximising designs, and design elements that accommodate inter-generational living.

“This development presents a great opportunity… to leverage our strengths in design, development, technologies, and proven experiences to bring Japanese craftsmanship into Singapore real estate,” said Shuichi Oishi, CEO of Kajima Development.

The mixed-use commercial and residential development also includes a private onsen or Japanese-style hot spring – overlooking Alkaff Lake and Bidadari Park.

Verdant views

Units in the residence also boast picturesque views of Bidadari Park, Alkaff Lake, and the Bidadari Heritage walk, a promenade of conserved rain trees converted into a community area accessible to the public.”We designed a bridge linking [The] Woodleigh [Residences] to Bidadari Park. A cafe sited at the end of the bridge allows people to sit down, have a coffee, and enjoy views of the park,” said Ti Lian Seng, director of DP Architects, the architectural firm behind the design of the development.

“We’ve also tried to make the park an extension of the condominium,” said Ti. Accordingly, units feature balcony glass panels with minimal vertical steel bars to provide expansive views of the park and lake from the living room.

Residents with green thumbs can take to the communal rooftop farm at the property, a common area designed to foster a sense of community spirit.

The Woodleigh Residences sales gallery is located beside Nex Shopping Mall (Serangoon Link) and is open from 10am to 7pm daily. For more information, please visit www.thewoodleighresidences.com.

A version of this article was first published in The Straits Times. ST photo: Mark Cheong