Midtown Modern, comprising one to four bedroom apartments is separated by Beach Road to Guoco Midtown – a 950,600 sq ft, mixed-use development that comprises residential (Midtown Bay), retail and office components.
For residents living at Midtown Modern and Midtown Bay, the developer has planned for convenience at their doorstep.
GuocoLand Singapore’s general manager (residential) Dora Chng describes Midtown Bay as a “business home”, which is a “unique hybrid of home and office targeted at modern cosmopolitan professionals and entrepreneurs, perfect for those with family offices”.
To create synergy between the office and residential components at Guoco Midtown, the developer has created shared spaces for residents and office tenants. Midtown Bay’s residents will be offered membership at its Network Hub, which houses facilities such as networking lounges, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) amenities, collaborative workspaces and venues for private dinners, gatherings and social parties. This will allow them to “tap into the community and network of the many corporates there”, she says.
At the Network Hub, office tenants will be able to take up a short-term workspace, under a “flex and core” leasing concept. The idea is for the Network Hub to function as a “members-only business and networking club for the executives of the corporations occupying the office to hold business meetings and events”.
Employees working out of Guoco Midtown will also be able to enjoy lifestyle amenities. “One of the firsts for office concept is that we have incorporated recreational facilities like a swimming pool, jogging track and fitness areas for the exclusive use of the office tenants,” Chng adds
There will also be spaces for people to unwind. For instance, a new internal street — Midtown Walk — will be flanked by two large sheltered public plazas, Midtown Garden and Midtown Market. GuocoLand describes the former as a relaxed place for social
interaction, while the latter is an interpretation of a street market.
Midtown Walk can be closed to traffic so that it can link up the various public spaces to host large-scale community events during weekends, accommodating up to 500 people. From Midtown Garden, one can also access the office lobby and underground pedestrian network directly.
GuocoLand has also planned for gardens and public spaces throughout the development. Although Guoco Midtown occupies over 3.2ha of land, “we have provided 3.8ha of gardens and public spaces of different levels of privacy”, says Chng. In total, there will be around 20 gardens of different sizes at the development, with many of them accessible to the public.
These include a Therapeutic Garden — with different sections such as the Fragrance Zone, Biodiversity Zone, Edibles and Medicinal Zone, Colours and Texture Zone and Interactive Zone — which the developer says is the first of its kind in the CBD.
Other gardens will boast a selection of ferns, coastal species and an epiphyte collection (which will contribute to its hanging gardens). There will also be a Native Garden, featuring an outdoor botanical library of native plants and orchids.