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Cairnhill Place carpark closing on Oct 28 for revamp

But mosque at the building will stay open during redevelopment works

Published on Oct 2, 2012 10:29 AM

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.

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Background story

The new carpark, with 345 spaces for cars and 120 for motorcycles for public use, is expected to be completed in 2016.