GuocoLand to set new benchmark with launch of Lentor Modern
GuocoLand to set new benchmark with launch of Lentor Modern. On September 2, GuocoLand’s Lentor Modern, the first and only integrated development in the planned Lentor Hills complex, will be on exhibit. The project will consist of 605 residential units divided across three 25-story towers, as well as a retail complex. The entire site will be underground connected to the Lentor MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Lentor Modern’s 96,000 square foot retail section has a considerable street frontage. Due to the slope of the terrain, the mall has one level at one end and three stories at the other. The first floor houses the retailers and food and beverage outlets, the second a 12,000 square foot supermarket, and the third a 10,000 square foot childcare center. “The project is designed so that people can walk from the MRT station to the stores, grocery, dining options, and childcare center in under a minute,” adds Dora Chng, GuocoLand general manager (residential).
The Lentor Hills estate is now a new home subdivision with nothing but vacant land. However, it is located within a well-established private housing enclave with access via Yio Chu Kang Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. “The Lentor area is an attractive, upmarket community surrounded by private housing estates,” says Cheng Hsing Yao, CEO of GuocoLand. “It’s close to nature, but it lacks a hub, a center where the surrounding community can gather,” says Lentor Modern, which features a public plaza in front of the mall and is positioned as the neighborhood’s new hub. “There will also be public gathering areas,” says Cheng. “It will be marketed as a trendy retail and social centre.”
Lentor Modern, he believes, will usher in “an exciting new way of life” in the Lentor neighborhood. “That’s why it’s dubbed the ‘Modern’ series.” Following Martin Modern in Martin Place at Robertson Quay and Midtown Modern in the Beach Road-Bugis district, Lentor Modern will be the series’ third version. GuocoLand’s third Modern series collaboration with ADDP Architects, and its second with landscape architect Ortus Design, who was also involved in Midtown Modern, is Lentor Modern.
Click the image to read the full details of report.