More than 60% of units at Midtown Modern condo sold on launch weekend

GuocoLand said most of the buyers were Singaporeans, with a mix of owner-occupiers and investors.
GuocoLand said most of the buyers were Singaporeans, with a mix of owner-occupiers and investors.PHOTO: GUOCOLAND

SINGAPORE- A total of 340 of the 558 units of condominium Midtown Modern in Bugis were snapped up on its launch weekend.

The price of units ranged between $2,401 and $3,501 per sq ft (psf), with those sold going for an average of close to $2,800 psf.

Around 90 per cent of all one- and two-bedroom units and nearly half of all three-bedroom units were sold, said developer GuocoLand in a statement on Monday (March 22).

A 3,520 sq ft five-bedroom penthouse costing $14.83 million and eight four-bedroom units were also snapped up, it added.

GuocoLand said most of the buyers are Singaporeans, with a mix of owner-occupiers and investors.

Midtown Modern, in Tan Quee Lan Street, is the second condo in GuocoLand's Guoco Midtown, a 3.2ha mixed-use mega development in Beach Road due to be completed in phases starting from 2022.

The 99-year leasehold condominium, comprising two 30-storey towers and a retail podium, will feature around 10 thematic gardens and landscaped areas, a 50m swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis court, hot spring and tea house, among others.

The development is a joint venture between GuocoLand, Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty (Private) and its sales gallery opened for preview on March 6.

Many owner-occupier buyers belonging to younger age groups or smaller household sizes found the two and three-bedroom unit layouts well designed for liveability, said GuocoLand Singapore general manager of residential Dora Chng.

She said: "In fact, a number of investor-buyers also gave feedback that they intend to move into Midtown Modern when they get older because the extensive range of amenities and direct connection to the Bugis MRT interchange station make their busy lifestyles easier. We are expecting larger families to come as they get better acquainted with the development."

Expected to be completed by 2024, the development is connected to Bugis MRT interchange station, which is served by the East-West and Downtown lines.