Holdouts hemmed in by new condo in Geylang

Two terraced house owners in Geylang refuse to sell, forcing developer to build around them

The house at 337 Guillemard Road surrounded by the upcoming NoMa condo on three sides. Developer Macly Group had intended to acquire seven two-storey terraced houses in the vicinity, but it managed to convince only five of the owners to sell their pr
The house at 337 Guillemard Road surrounded by the upcoming NoMa condo on three sides. Developer Macly Group had intended to acquire seven two-storey terraced houses in the vicinity, but it managed to convince only five of the owners to sell their properties. ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN
The house at 337 Guillemard Road surrounded by the upcoming NoMa condo on three sides. Developer Macly Group had intended to acquire seven two-storey terraced houses in the vicinity, but it managed to convince only five of the owners to sell their pr
54 Lorong 28 Geylang sits between NoMa and La Brisa condo (right).ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Left: 54 Lorong 28 Geylang sits between NoMa and La Brisa condo (right). Below: 337 Guillemard Road is a Buddhist prayer hall.
337 Guillemard Road is a Buddhist prayer hall.ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN

A property developer is building a luxury condominium in Geylang around two terraced houses after their owners refused to sell their freehold properties.

When the NoMa condominium in Guillemard Road is completed in 2023, one of the two houses will be hemmed in on three sides by the 50-unit development. The other will be wedged between NoMa and the existing La Brisa condominium along Lorong 28 Geylang.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 06, 2020, with the headline 'Holdouts hemmed in by new condo'. Subscribe