The upcoming private residential development by Capitaland known as J’den is scheduled to offer a launch preview on October 28, with sales bookings set to commence a fortnight later on November 11. Prices for bigger units in this Jurong East condominium will start at $2,100 per square foot (psf).
J’den represents a significant milestone as it marks the first private residential project launch in Jurong Gateway in the past ten years, as confirmed by CLD. Furthermore, the J’den project aligns with the government's comprehensive plans to revitalize Jurong Lake District (JLD) by introducing new residences, businesses, recreational facilities, and amenities. JLD is poised to evolve into Singapore's largest business district outside the central area.
To underscore the government's commitment to transforming JLD, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) initiated the tender process for a 6.5-hectare white site in June 2023. This site will be sold to a master developer.
Notably, in July, the Malaysian government revived plans for a high-speed railway and solicited proposals through a public-private partnership model. This development came after a hiatus of more than two years when both Malaysia and Singapore abandoned plans to construct a 350-kilometer high-speed railway linking the two nations. The original intention was to establish the Singapore terminus in Jurong East.
J’den is strategically connected to the Jurong East MRT Station and neighboring structures like JEM, Westgate and IMM Building via the J-Walk, a covered elevated pedestrian network within JLD. Jurong East MRT Station serves as an interchange for the East-West and North-South Lines, and by 2028, it will be part of the Jurong Region Line. The scheduled completion of Cross Island Line Phase 2 in 2032 will further enhance JLD's connectivity, with four MRT lines converging in the area.
J’den will also have a direct link to the upcoming Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, which encompasses an air-conditioned bus interchange, a public library, a community club, a sports center, and commercial spaces. The integrated transport hub is slated for completion in 2027.
With J’den expected to be ready by 2028, future residents will enjoy seamless public transport connections to the Central Business District (CBD), Changi Airport, Jurong Innovation District, and Tuas Port.
Tan Yew Chin, CEO of CLD (Singapore), emphasizes the unique opportunity J’den presents to potential homeowners who wish to be part of JLD's promising future. He highlights how JLD is rapidly transforming into a vibrant business and leisure hub set against the backdrop of a picturesque lake environment, in accordance with the government's master plan.
As the tallest residential tower in JLD, the 40-story J’den will stand at a height of 150 meters. It occupies a 99-year leasehold site spanning 83,648.5 square feet. The design of the tower draws inspiration from the nearby 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens and is described as a "vertical gallery" by Ivy Koh, deputy COO of SJ Architecture, Surbana Jurong Consultants, the design and project architect for J’den.
Given that J’den offers just 368 residential units and there have been no new launches in the vicinity of Jurong Gateway for the past decade, there is a strong expectation that the sales will be overwhelming.
The units in J’den are primarily oriented in a north-south direction, offering views of either Jurong Lake Gardens or the city. They range from one-bedroom to four-bedroom configurations. Notable unit types include one-bedroom apartments at 527 square feet, one-bedroom-plus-study units at 624 square feet, two-bedroom units spanning 710 to 721 square feet, and two-bedroom-plus-study units ranging from 818 to 850 square feet. Three-bedroom units at 1,140 and 1,184 square feet make up 73 units, while three-bedroom-plus-study premium units at 1,259 square feet consist of 36 units. Additionally, there are 37 four-bedroom premium units at 1,485 square feet, equipped with private lifts and Miele kitchen appliances. One- and two-bedroom units come with Electrolux appliances, featuring an induction hob concealed beneath engineered tiles imported from Spain.
JT Chia, Managing Director of Propertyforsale Pte Ltd, predicts J’den’s one and two bedroom units launch price to be around $2,400 psf. “Only the three and four bedrooms units will be priced from $2,100 psf,” he says.
The 24th level of J’den boasts a sky terrace, offering residents panoramic views of Jurong Lake Gardens and the Jurong Gateway commercial hub. It includes alfresco pods for working, recreational facilities, an alfresco dining corner, and allotment gardens. The third level features an E-deck with a comprehensive set of water recreational facilities, such as a 50-meter lap pool, a jacuzzi pool, and a 100-meter long lazy river.
Bicycle parking is provided on the first level, and the basement level accommodates 15% or 44 of the 294 parking spaces with electric vehicle charging stations. Each apartment is equipped with a ceiling fan, energy-efficient appliances, and water-efficient fixtures.
J’den is poised to receive the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum rating and three sustainability badges for Health and Wellbeing, Whole Life Carbon, and Maintainability under the latest 2021 criteria.
The last residential project launched in Jurong Gateway was the 738-unit J Gateway by MCL Land in mid-2013. It witnessed significant demand and was completely sold out in a single day.
Prices at J Gateway have seen an upward trend since the end of the previous year, with an increasing number of units transacting at prices exceeding $1,900 psf. In September 2023, a new high of $2,126 psf was achieved for a 484-square-foot one bedroom unit on a high floor based on URA caveats.
From Saturday, 28 October 2023, the J’den sales gallery, located at 71 Science Park Drive, will open daily from 10am to 7pm. Viewings are by appointment only. For enquiries, please call the sales hotline at +65 8323 9888.