CROWN - A Dainty Piece of Delicate Workmanship. A Jewel !

Crown @ Robinson presents the lastest Freehold Commercial Property at 140 Robinson Road Singapore. With 86 Offices & 6 Retail Shops for sales, this project is a JEM for owners and property investors

Crown at Robinson is indeed Landmark living by the city, giving its privileged residents the finest views on the urban landscape. In pursuit of perfection, Crown at Robinson raises the benchmark to the next level, featuring fine detailing, distinguished finishes as well as fixtures and fittings of exemplary designer finesse and quality.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chow House - Former Crown at Robinson

The tenders of Chow House were launched in May 2010 and overwhelming responses from both local and foreign interested parties were received for all the properties. Tenders were closed over a period of two weeks in July 2010.

Chow House, located along Robinson Road, the jewel in the portfolio attracted nine bidders. It was eventually awarded to the highest bidder at slightly above S$100 million. Chow House is an existing six-storey intermediate office building located along Robinson Road, within the heart of the Central Business District of Singapore.

It enjoys freehold tenure, has a total site area of 844 sq m (9,084 sq ft) and under the Master Plan 2008, the site is zoned ‘Commercial’ at plot ratio 11.2+. An Outline Permission for a new erection of residential development with commercial at first storey at plot ratio 11.2 has also been granted for the site.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

About Robinson Road

Robinson Road is a street in the Downtown Core of the Central Area, stretching from Maxwell Road to Finlayson Green. It is a significant part of Singapore's commercial centre. It was named after Sir Francis William Robinson, Governor of the Straits Settlements (1877 - 1879). His administration was noted for the Water Works Department and the opening of the Tanjong Pagar Docks.

In exchange for land at Mount Palmer (now Tanjong Pagar) to build a defence battery, the government built Robinson Road, stretching from Collyer Quay to the docks, between Finalyson Green and Anson Road. Robinson Road sits on reclaimed land but has moved some distance from the sea as more land was reclaimed later. Robinson Road was perhaps built between 1882-1884 and could have opened for the public a few years later. By 1900, despite the presence and size of the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company nearby, Robinson Road (and Cecil Street for that mater) was hardly developed.

Sited along the road are fine examples of architecture built in the 1920s and 1930s including the former curved Telecoms Building which was previously known as the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company (1927), and later Cable and Wireless Building serving as the companys headquarters.  The Telecoms Building was known as Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) Building before becoming The Ogilvy Centre today.   Another revival in the area is the Lau Pa Sat (formerly the Telok Ayer Market), which is a fully restored and preserved monument and was renamed so in 1989.  On this road also, for years the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had its headquarters, and so did the Chinese daily, Sin Chew Jit Poh. Crosby House, a seven-storey office complex, is still a landmark at the corner of McCallum Street.  It was the former home of Standard Chartered Bank before it was acquired by Singapore Telecom, which had turned it into its headquarters by April 1989.  In December 2002, SingPost sold Crosby House to SingTel.

Today the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building and the Singapore Airlines Building are among the newer developments here. The Robinson Road Park Garden adds the breath of greenery in the midst of the concrete jungle.

CPF Building
Designed by Public Works Department (PWD)
Constructed: 1976
Status: Found
CPF Building 01
CPF Building
This building, completed in 1976, houses the headquarters of the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF). It received a new cladding in 2001.

Hotel Sofitel So Singapore
Designed by F.G. Lundon of Swan and Maclaren
Constructed: 1927
Status: Found
Conserved: Since 2000
Hotel Sofitel So Singapore (former Ogilvy Centre)
Hotel Sofitel So Singapore
One of the earliest major developments along Robinson Road was the Telecoms Building, completed in 1927. This 4-storey neo-classical building had large coupled columns, recessed balconies and semi-circular arch opening. Throughout its history, it was known by various names. Initially called the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, it was renamed the Cable and Wireless Building, Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) Building, and the Ogilvy Centre.
Hotel Sofitel So Singapore (former Ogilvy Centre) 02
It is one of the oldest existing buildings in the vicinity
Hotel Sofitel So Singapore (former Ogilvy Centre) 03
Its corridor was still accessible while it was being refurbished into a hotel
Ogilvy Centre gained conservation status in 2000, and was sold to Sofitel Luxuy Hotels in 2011. It is currently under renovations to become the third hotel in the world under the Sofitel So label.

About Crown @ Robinson

The Brand New Freehold Commercial Development (86 Offices & 6 Retail Shops For Sale) at 140 Robinson Road

Crown At Robinson is located along Robinson Road, the heart of the dynamic and vibrant Central Business District (CBD). Enjoy your personal urban park along with the pleasure of walking along cascading greenies. Crown At Robinson is surrounded by close entertainment hubs and business centres, enjoy convenient access to places where you can work and play. Its the ultimate indulgence for the privileged few, with stunning views of the CBD . Nothing compares to living in a home desired by all

 Development Name:  Crown @ Robinson
 Property Type:  Commercial
 Address:  140 Robinson Road
 District:  01
 Tenure:  Freehold
 Est. TOP:  TBA
 No. of Floors:  TBA
 No. of Units:  6 Retail Shops + 86 Offices
 Developer:  WyWy Group
 Land Area:  6,891.2 sqm / 74,177 sqft

Ease of Accessibility
SBF Center is well connected to expressways such as East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Central Expressway (CTE), and close proximity to the Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place MRT Stations.
Proximity to a Wide Array of Amenities
Close to world-class entertainment hubs such as Marina Bay Downtown, Orchard Road and the Integrated Resorts – Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, SBF Center is set to become the centre of activity

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Crown at Robinson