Construction to start on new Nee Soon underground link

Construction will start next month on a new underground retail link in Nee Soon offering residents easy access between Yishun MRT station and the future Northpoint City integrated development.

Comprising close to 30 shops, the fully air-conditioned Northpoint Link will supplement the current underpass connecting the MRT station and bus interchange via Northpoint Shopping Centre.

“With Northpoint Link, not only will Nee Soon residents be able to reach Orchard Road in 22 minutes by train, but they can do so in total comfort, with Yishun MRT seamlessly connected to the new air-conditioned bus interchange via a comfortable and convenient underground retail link,” said Cheang Kok Kheong, chief executive officer of development and property for developer Frasers Centrepoint Limited.

At a width of eight metres, Northpoint Link will also provide more room for pedestrian movement than most underground connectors which typically have a width of five metres.

The ease of connectivity offered by the integrated transport hub was one of the major draws for buyers of the recently launched North Park Residences, a 920-unit condominium at Northpoint City which has an average psf price of $1,300.

Around 80 percent of the 600 units so far released were sold within two months of the project’s launch in April 2015.

Meanwhile, works on Northpoint Link are expected to take two years to complete.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg