On 5 May 2021, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) awarded the bid for a 99-year lease site at Northumberland Road for $445.9m to Maximus Residential SG Pte Ltd and Maximus Commercial SG Pte Ltd.
Once completed in 2026, the development is estimated to yield 405 residential units in an area spanning 8,732.9 sqm.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the site’s location, to be developed into a condominium tentatively known as Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road) according to URA space, pending confirmation from the developers. At the same time, we will explore the area around Race Course Road and find out what it has to offer.
Site rating: Piccadilly Grand at Northumberland Road
Factors that contributed to our ratings
Below are the factors contributing to our overall site rating of 8.5/10.
|Surrounding Amenities: 8/10||You can find shopping centres like City Square Mall and Connexion a short commute away, while the nearby Tekka Supermart, Veggie Corner Market, Selvi Store and NTUC City Square Mall provides easy access to grocery shopping.|
For weekend adventures, there is the AIRZONE, Singapore Flyer and the Fort Canning Park are all a short drive away.
In addition, there are several eateries with more than four stars on Google ratings such as the Swadesh North Indian Thali Gujarati Thali Food Restaurant, Mangiamo, S’purs Restaurant & Bistro and Marmaris Restaurant.
|Transport Links: 9/10||Overall connectivity is good with both Farrer Park and Little India MRT stations less than a 10-minute walk away, linking commuters to Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut and Newton MRT interchanges that connect to the Circle, East-West and North-South lines.|
|Driving Accessibility: 8/10||The site is a short drive to Bukit Timah Road, Serangoon Road and the Central Expressway (CTE). We have decided to rate this section 8/10 although it is only linked by two major roads because of its central location, making it a short drive away from most parts of the island.|
|Nearby schools: 9/10||There are several good schools in the area within a 1km radius near the site of Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road) such as Farrer Park Primary School, St. Joseph’s Institution Junior and St. Margaret’s Primary School. Also, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese Primary and Bendemeer Primary School are within a 1-2km radius away.|
About the site at Northumberland Road
|Project:||Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road)||District:||8|
|Address:||Northumberland Road||Tenure:||99 years|
|Site Area:||8,732.9 sqm||No. of estimated units:||405|
|Developer:||Maximus Residential SG Pte. Ltd. and Maximus Commercial SG Pte. Ltd.||TOP:||Est. 2026|
Surrounding amenities: Malls and attractions
You can find shopping centres such as City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Tekka Place and Connexion a short commute away, while the nearby Tekka Market, Veggie Corner Market, Selvi Store and NTUC FairPrice at City Square Mall also provide easy access for grocery shopping. For weekend adventures, there is the AIRZONE, Singapore Flyer and the Fort Canning Park, which are all a short drive away.
In addition, there are several eateries with more than 4-star ratings on Google such as the Swadesh North Indian Thali Gujarati Thali Food Restaurant, Mangiamo, S’purs Restaurant & Bistro, and Marmaris Restaurant.
Public transport nodes can be found within a 500-metre radius of Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road). From the nearby Gloucester Road bus stop, future residents can catch a bus to Orchard Road in just 15 minutes, while a ride to Raffles Place takes around 20 minutes.
Alternatively, Farrer Park and Little India MRT stations are less than a 10-minute walk away. A short ride from the two stations is the Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut and Newton MRT interchanges which connect residents to the Circle, East-West and North-South lines.
Therefore, overall connectivity is good, with the site well linked by public transport to many parts of the island by buses and MRT trains.
If you own a vehicle, driving around would be a breeze with Balestier Road, Bukit Timah Road, Jalan Besar road and the Central Expressway (CTE) a short distance away.
In addition, driving to Orchard Road via Cavenagh Road takes about 13 minutes while getting to Raffles Place is around 18 minutes via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).
Nearby schools in Farrer Park
There are several good schools in the area within a 1-km radius near the site of Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road) such as Farrer Park Primary School, St. Joseph’s Institution Junior and St. Margaret’s Primary School. In addition, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) and Bendemeer Primary School are within a one to two kilometer radius away.
Parents whose children enroll in these primary schools will feel relieved knowing that the distance between school and their home is assessed as a determining factor for priority admission.
Transformations around the Rest of Central Region
There were two new additions in the area with the expansion of the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) which was completed in 2017 and the Kallang Polyclinic which lies adjacent to KWSH being completed in 2020. Both institutions strive to better meet the healthcare needs of the residents in the area.
For interested buyers who are attracted to homes in district eight, the development at Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road) offers future residents a wide range of amenities, good schools, a short walk to Farrer Park MRT station which links to four other MRT interchanges connecting commuters to the Circle, Downtown, East-West and North-South lines.
Furthermore, it is within walking distance to two newly built healthcare facilities in the area and well linked to Bukit Timah Road and Serangoon Road, while the Central Expressway (CTE) is also a short drive away making it easy to get around the island by car.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why buy a Condominium in the Rest of Central Region (RCR)?
There are many reasons to live in the RCR, one of which is the lower starting prices compared to homes in the CCR while offering residents close proximity of getting into the city and central business district.
2. What is the site lease for Piccadilly Grand (Northumberland Road)?
It is a 99-year leasehold development.
3. Which district or zoning is Northumberland Road?
It falls in zoning district 8.
4. When is a good time to buy a Condominium?
There is always an opportunity in every market condition, such as the low-interest rate or high rental demand in the current market.