Bouygues to build two modular condo towers in Singapore

The property developer United Venture Development – a joint venture between UOL Venture Investments and Singland Homes – has signed a contract worth roughly €100 million with Dragages Singapore, the local subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, for the construction of two condominium complexes in the heart of the city.

The new project, which is designed by ADDP Architects, consists of two 140-metre, 40-storey tower blocks on Clementi Avenue (pictured), which will provide 505 apartments with a total floor area of approximately 46,000 sq m.

In line with Singaporean regulations, Bouygues’s Dragages will use a modular construction system based on a reinforced concrete structure.

Designed by ADDP Architects, the complex has two 140-metre, 40-storey tower blocks (Buoygues Construction)

This will enable the condominiums to meet the Singapore authorities’ stipulation that 65% of the superstructure of the towers must employ PPVC (Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction).

All other structural elements, particularly the core of the towers, will be produced using traditional techniques. In all, around 1,900 modules will be installed, using large-capacity tower cranes.

Dragages has used PPVC before in Singapore on an extension to the Crowne Plaza hotel, which was the first commercial project to have adopted it in 2014.

Work on the towers is due to begin shortly and will last three years, with handover scheduled for the end of the first half in 2019.

Nicolas Borit, Bouygues Bâtiment International Deputy CEO in charge of Asia-Pacific, said: "The experience in this market acquired by Dragages and the construction system chosen were decisive factors in winning this contract."

Bouygues says it is growing in the Asia-Pacific region. The group recently handed over MahaNakhon Tower, the tallest building in Thailand, and is currently carrying out a number of design-build projects in the region, including the fifth tower of the iconic City of Dreams luxury hotel in Macau and its first property project in India, the Eternia and Enigma condominiums in Mumbai.

Photograph: Designed by ADDP Architects, the complex has two 140-metre, 40-storey tower blocks (Buoygues Construction)

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