Kebun Baru Primary School, Ang Mo Kio, to be turned into high-rise apartments
After a masterplan amendment by the Urban Redevelopment Authority is passed, the area of the Kebun-Baru Primary school will soon be transformed into highrise developments.
URA’s proposed amendment, published on January 19th, aims to make it easier for high-density developments to be built in the future.
The old Kebun Baru Primary school site lies 1km east of Mayflower MRT Station, on the Thomson-East Coast Line. This 1.82ha area is equivalent to 2 1/2 football grounds.
These changes would include rezoning open spaces and the site of an education institution for use as a road, residential area and residential.
Kebun Baru Primary occupied its site from 1985 until the merger with Ang Mo Kio Primary took place in January 2002. The merged school was moved in May 2002 to 20 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
The site of the former Kebun Baru Primary School was then used as a holding location for several schools that were being upgraded, such as the primary school section of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School from 2010 to 2013, Anderson Primary from 2014 to 2015 as well as Mayflower Primary and the MOE Kindergarten@Mayflower from 2019 to 2022.
The Housing Board has announced that the demolition of the Kebun Baru Elementary School building will begin in the 3rd quarter of 2023.
Property analysts say any residential developments that are built in the area will attract home buyers due to its proximity to Mayflower MRT, several schools and nearby schools.
Singaporeans living in the vicinity of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School (Ai Tong School), Rosyth Elementary and CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School may enjoy this location.
This site is suitable for both public and private housing. It can produce 750 HDB or 750 condos.
Ms Sun stated that an HDB construction project on the site may be classified under the Plus model because it is in walking distance to the Mayflower MRT. Plus flats can be found in better locations such as MRT stations, town centres and other areas.
The project is too small to be HDB’s Build-To Order. He said that this is due to the fact that it’s too small for a HDB Built-To-Order Project.Mr Mak further added, “The site will be attractive for new homes.”
Ang Mo Kio estate is a very popular area with a limited number of housing units.
This Ang Mo Kio land is not only the former site of a school that will be developed for housing. Former Guangyang School Site in Bishan Road 12 is also being proposed to be converted into residential land in December of 2023.
Guangyang Primary – established in 1919 – merged in 2023 with Townsville Primary to move from the original site at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and relocated there.