Cairnhill Place carpark closing on Oct 28 for revamp
But mosque at the building will stay open during redevelopment works
Drivers will have one less place to park in Orchard when the eight-storey Cairnhill Place carpark closes on Oct 28.
The facility, which has 820 carpark spaces, is part of a property - Cairnhill Place - that, until last week, also housed the Somerset Grand Cairnhill serviced apartments.
The property's new owner, real estate giant CapitaLand, told The Straits Times that the 23-year-old carpark will make way for a new one, as part of plans to redevelop the site. But Al-Falah Mosque, on the first floor of Cairnhill Place, will stay open. In July, CapitaLand said it had paid $359 million to buy the property from its subsidiary Ascott Residence Trust.
The redevelopment blueprint includes plans for a condominium and a serviced apartment business that will also have a hotel licence to serve both short- and long-term guests.
The new carpark, with 345 spaces for cars and 120 for motorcycles for public use, is expected to be completed in 2016.