Certain commercial outfits may now operate out of industrial buildings

SINGAPORE - Guidelines for the use of industrial developments have been revised with effect from Monday, affecting canteens, showrooms, childcare centres and selected commercial uses.

For instance, new industrial canteens have to be capped at 700 sq m or 5 per cent of the total proposed gross floor area (GFA) per development, or whichever is lower.

The main guideline has been that industrial activities such as manufacturing and warehousing, should take place on industrial land that has been specifically set aside for such uses.

However, The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), together with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the economic agencies, has reviewed the supporting uses allowed in such industrial developments.

The aim is to meet the needs of industrial users.