The URA has shortlisted 5 teams for the development of Jurong Lake District master plan.
Remarkably, the exercise for the Request for Proposal for the Jurong Lake District received a lot of interest both from international and local firms. Applications were received from 35 teams.
URA said that the exercise marks another crucial step in the realization of the vision of making Jurong Lake District the second CBD and the “District of the Future”.
Of the 35 applications, 5 teams with the highest scores were shortlisted. This was based on their submitted statements’ quality and past performance. The statements laid down the direction and plans that the teams intend to use to develop the Jurong Lake District master plan, in addition to the analysis of the main challenges and constraints facing the area and how to overcome them.
Also considered in the selection of shortlisted teams were the collective experience of the team and their capability of creating a master plan for an urban district with mixed use and that is in the centre of a high-speed rail station. Also evaluated was the teams’ innovative and creativity level in their past main projects.
The second stage of RFP is to have the teams that were shortlisted to use ten weeks to develop their model of the master plan before they submit it before the end of 2016. An evaluation panel made up of representatives from the government agencies, academia, and the industry will assess the proposals. By January 2017, the panel will then choose one team to be the appointed consultant.
The consultant will then work with relevant agencies and URA to outline a detailed Jurong Lake District master plan. In second quarter 2017, an exhibition will be held for the master plan to gather feedback from the public. The residents in the upcoming residential developments including Lake Grande as well as LakeVille will benefit from these changes.
(An image of Lake Grande)
The consultant will be required to refine the master plan and then submit the final detailed proposals.