Bouygues to construct twin high-rises in Singapore
By Mike Hayes01 June 2016
Developer United Venture Development has agreed a US$ 111 million deal for Bouygues subsidiary Dragages to construct two high-rise condominium complexes in Singapore.
In accordance with Singaporean regulations, Dragages will build the 140-m, 40-storey towers on Clementi Avenue using a modular construction system, with a structure of reinforced concrete.
The 46,000 m2 project, designed by ADDP Architects, will include over 500 apartments and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2019.
Building regulations in Singapore stipulate that 65% of a tower’s superstructure must employ prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC).
Large capacity tower cranes will be used to position the towers’ total of 1,900 modules. This is a system previously employed by Dragages in Singapore, when the company was contracted to place a modular extension on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2014.
Nicolas Borit, Bouygues Bâtiment International Deputy CEO in charge of Asia-Pacific, said, “The experience in this market acquired by Dragages, and the construction system chosen, were decisive factors in winning this contract.”
As it continues to grow its business in the Asia-Pacific region, France-based Bouygues recently completed construction of the tallest building in Thailand, the MahaNakhon Tower. The company is also working on the fifth tower of the City of Dreams luxury hotel in Macau.