Far East launches ecologically-designed condo

Far East launches ecologically-designed condo

Far East Organisation is launching a new ecological residential development at Bedok.

Called eCO, the development project is launched by Far East in conjunction with Frasers Centrepoint and Sekisui House.

The 748-unit ecologically-designed development situated on Bedok South Avenue 3 is just 400m away from Tanah Merah MRT station.

It will also be the first private residential development project to be launched in the Bedok South area in the past 30 years.

"Our vision for eCO is to create an intelligent and sustainable development that contributes to the fabric of the community and its environment," said Mr Chia Boon Kuah, Chief Operating Officer of Property Sales and Executive Director at Far East Organisation.

Rain trees around the site were preserved as the developers wanted to maintain the site's natural terrain and surroundings.

The estate will include various features focused on incorporating living with nature.

World-renowned ecological architect Dr Ken Yeang was pulled in to develop the Green Corridor, a 100-metre long nature trail which includes a variety of flora and fauna as well as a scenic bio-stream at the end.

Far East said in a statement that the landscape design of eCO is meant to "promote a beautiful, balanced and diverse array of 'urban ecosystems' for residents, visitors and wildlife".

A special rain garden area has also been designed to collect and filter rain water for the water features and irrigation of the landscape.

The developer says that at full capacity, the water collected is able to irrigate the gardens and landscaping plants in the compound for three days.

Another unique feature of the development is the community plot where residents are able to grow and plant their own vegetables, fruits and herbs.

The development will be a gated community with unit themes such as SOHO, Suite, Loft, Condominium and Townhouse.

eCO is expected to be ready in 2017. The eCO sales gallery and show flat is now open for viewing at Bedok South Avenue 3.

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