Homes in the new Integrated Development in Woodlands, also known as the 'Kampung Admiralty', will be launched for sale in the July 2014 Build-to-Order exercise.
The first of its kind in Singapore, the 9,000 sq m development located next to Admiralty MRT station will mark the realisation of a vision of a one-stop hub that encourages social interaction and active living through its design, communal spaces, and innovative features.
Two blocks of Studio Apartments (SAs) comprising about 100 units that are designed to be user-friendly, will introduce new features such as a retractable indoor and outdoor clothes drying system, an induction stove and resilient flooring.
Seniors with married children living in or near Woodlands, or those living in the vicinity who wish to right-size to a smaller flat, will have priority in applying for a unit under HDB's Studio Apartment Priority Scheme.
The Straits Times reported that at the ground-breaking ceremony for the project yesterday, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said: "This will be their retirement kampung."
Residents living here will have access to dining and retail outlets, as well as social and healthcare facilities, under one roof.
The development will be zoned into three tiers to integrate these different facilities to cater to the needs of residents.
Lush greenery will complement the development, with kampung fruit trees like the Limau Purut and a variety of other plant species to be planted to create an environment conducive for biodiversity, provide visual relief for residents, and act as a buffer to reduce both the urban heat effect and noise.
Other features to encourage a green and sustainable living include an underground bicycle storage system, an automated waste collection system which uses a vacuum type underground pipe network to collect household waste for disposal, as well as solar panels to harness solar energy for powering common services in the two SA blocks.
Kampung Admiralty is expected to be completed in 2017, with construction works scheduled to commence later this year.