Yew Tee’s ‘vertical kampung’ to offer HDB housing for seniors

The Yew Tee Integrated Development will have 68 two-room Flexi flats for seniors and has amenities such as a hawker centre, community club and retail shops. Source: MKPL Architects

Yew Tee Integrated Development – Singapore’s second “vertical kampung” after Kampung Admiralty – will feature 68 Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats for seniors, reported Channel News Asia (CNA) citing HDB.

The 68 two-room Flexi flats, which will be available in 36 sq m and 46 sq m layouts, will come with elderly-friendly fittings.

The flats will be launched for sale in next month’s Build-to-Order (BTO) sales exercise.

Situated beside Yew Tee Point shopping mall, the development will also feature Choa Chu Kang town’s first hawker centre, a polyclinic, a community plaza, retail shops and a kidney dialysis centre.

Its 10-storey residential block is linked to a six-storey commercial block via low-rise open-air landscaped decks in a “valley-like set-up”, said HDB.

Common corridors of selected floors will extend into the landscaped gardens, connected by open staircases.

“The Yew Tee integrated development marks another milestone in the future of HDB living, where our future residents will be able to live well, live green, live connected, all at the same time, in one location,” said HDB Chief Executive Officer Tan Meng Dui at an HDB forum as quoted by CNA.

HDB noted that the Yew Tee Polyclinic, located at the commercial block, will play a “crucial role in shifting healthcare beyond hospitals to the community”.

It will be operated by National University Polyclinics, providing services such as chronic disease management, treatment for acute conditions, women’s and children’s health services as well as psychological services.

The dialysis centre, on the other hand, will provide subsidised haemodialysis services.

The community club will also have classrooms, dance studios, multi-purpose rooms and an outdoor area.

HDB shared that the planning and design for the development took inspiration from Kampung Admiralty that was opened in 2018.

The Yew Tee Integrated Development, for instance, will include a “generous provision” of shared community spaces as well as sustainable features which lower energy consumption, carbon footprint and thermal load.

It will be designed with skyrise greenery and multiple layers of landscape decks. Numerous gardens will also be integrated into the development, including a community garden where residents can grow their own fruit trees and edible plants.

“When completed, the development will have a green coverage of more than 100%, meaning that the total amount of greenery on site will cover a larger area than the site area itself,” said HDB as quoted by CNA.

“Verdant greenery will offer residents ample green views and provide visual relief from the surroundings.”

Construction works for Yew Tee integrated development is set to commence in the third quarter of 2022, with completion slated in the first quarter of 2027.

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