More space and landscaping for new blocks

More space and landscaping for new blocks

SINGAPORE - The ubiquitous void deck found at the bottom of HDB blocks will be replaced by a carpark at the new Punggol Matilda development.

Also known as a hybrid carpark, it will provide options for facilities like childcare centres and resident centres.

The new neighbourhood, with 500 new units to be launched next month, will still have social spaces for residents.

These will now come in the form of elevated landscaped decks between blocks, as well as verandahs at the side of the blocks.

The residents at Punggol Matilda will also get to enjoy a greater sense of spaciousness with this new concept, because the buildings will be built further apart.

A HDB spokesman said this new design "will free up more space for greenery and landscaping within the residential precincts, which in turn will create a better living environment for our residents."

The landscaped deck would have the usual amenities such as a pavilion and a lawn for picnics.

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