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Golden Mile Complex's redevelopment may provide blueprint for conservation of other modernist icons

The 48-year-old building represents the architectural and engineering prowess of Singapore's pioneer building professionals. PHOTO: ST FILE
More than 80 per cent of Golden Mile Complex owners agreed to take $700 million for the landmark building. ST PHOTO: EUGENE GOH
Golden Mile Complex will be gazetted as a conserved building, following a two-year study. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The decision by a majority of owners at the Golden Mile Complex to back a collective sale will make the modernist icon a test for conservation efforts governing buildings deemed to have historical and architectural significance.

Redevelopment of the Beach Road property, which is the only strata-titled building gazetted for conservation so far, could pave the way for a rethink on the collective sale redevelopment model for other privately owned, strata-titled buildings.

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