People's Park Centre

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People's Park Centre
People's Park Centre.JPG
Location Outram, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′9.039″N 103°50′37.914″E / 1.28584417°N 103.84386500°E / 1.28584417; 103.84386500Coordinates: 1°17′9.039″N 103°50′37.914″E / 1.28584417°N 103.84386500°E / 1.28584417; 103.84386500
Address 101 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058357
Opening date 1973
Management HBA Group Property Consultants Pte Ltd
Owner Management Corporation Strata Title 0393
Public transit access MRT (Public Rail): Chinatown MRT station

People's Park Centre is a mixed-use development, strata-titled development located along Upper Cross Street in Outram, Singapore. It has a mix of residential units, shops and offices. Constructed on the land sold in the first Government Land Sales (GLS) programme, People's Park Centre marks an important chapter in the architectural history of post-independence Singapore. Completed in 1973, the centre is now slated for redevelopment.

History[edit]

In 1967, the Singapore Government started the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme. Three plots of land are up for public tender for the first time, each on 99-years leasehold. One of the plot was subsequently developed into People's Park Centre. This was an important chapter in the architectural history of post-independent Singapore.[1][2] The Singapore Land Authority, a statutory board under the Ministry of Law, stated the objective for such GLS was to develop tourism. Therefore, the land was tendered for commercial usage.[3][4] Construction began afterwards and the Centre was completed in 1973.[5]

The Centre is a strata-titled development in which the Centre ownership is subdivided into units (shops, offices or residential) with each of the owner of an unit called a Subsidiary Proprietor (SP). The common areas (such as access corridors, lifts) are shared by the SPs. Under Singapore Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act, the SPs need to form a Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) collectively. The MCST formed must hold Annual General Meetings to decide on matters pertaining to the Centre maintenance and management. The MCST of the Centre was formed on the 28 March 1978 (MCST 0393). HBA Group Property Consultants is currently appointed to maintain the Centre by the MCST.[6][7]

Layout[edit]

Located along Upper Cross Street in Outram, Singapore, People's Park Centre is a mixed-use development which is made up of residential units, shops and offices. For the retail component, the are a total of 247 shops. In a 1984 survey conducted by National University of Singapore, out of these there are 38 convenience shops, 170 retail shops as well as 39 specialty shops.[8] There are a couple of law firms that occupies the offices in the Centre, such as the branch office of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP.[9]

Redevelopment[edit]

The Centre is planned for redevelopment. A collective sales committee is established and a property agency will be appointed to handle the redevelopment. It is reported that around half of the owners of the Centre attended the last meeting and majority is in favour of the sales.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Mile Tower, Golden Mile Complex, People's Park Centre and People's Park Complex eye en bloc sales". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  2. ^ "S'pore architect calls for national referendum on fate of iconic buildings". Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Why Pearl Bank, Golden Mile & People's Park developments going en bloc at the same time?". Mothership.sg. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  4. ^ "How Singapore's 50-year-old land sales programme is evolving". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Some older buildings could need safety upgrades". The Straits Times. 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Building & Construction Authority". 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Subsidiary proprietors encouraged to attend AGMs in person". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  8. ^ Lee., Sim, Loo (1984). A study of planned shopping centres in Singapore. Singapore: Published by Singapore University Press for the Centre for Advanced Studies. p. 46. ISBN 9971690799. OCLC 12296264. 
  9. ^ "M. Ravi and another man charged with criminal trespass into law firm at People's Park Centre". The Straits Times. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 
  10. ^ "People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower attempting collective sales". The Business Times. Retrieved 2018-05-05. 

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