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Strong industry interest in Jurong Lake District Master Plan

  Published: 27 September 2016

Strong interest from local and international firms saw 35 multi-disciplinary teams applying to take part in the Jurong Lake District Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced today that it has shortlisted five out of the 35 teams to proceed to Stage 2 of the RFP exercise to develop a master plan for the District.

This marks another important step towards realising the vision of Jurong Lake District as a ‘District of the Future’ and our second Central Business District.

Strong interest in RFP exercise from local and international firms

Launched in July this year, the search for multi-disciplinary teams to develop a master plan for Jurong Lake District attracted submissions from 35 teams. These teams consist of tie-ups between local and international firms with good track record in the fields of master planning, urban design, transport planning, architecture, infrastructure planning, landscape design, environmental sustainability and engineering, and urban logistics.

The five teams scored the highest for their track record and quality of their submitted statement of planning and design intent and approach. The statements set out the direction and strategies the teams intend to take in developing the Concept Master Plan for Jurong Lake District, as well as their analysis of key constraints and challenges for the area and how these could be overcome. Through these statements, teams demonstrated their understanding of the requirements, master planning issues, challenges and opportunities in Jurong Lake District.
 
Also taken into account were the team’s collective experience and ability to master plan for a good quality, high-density mixed use urban district centred around a high-speed rail station, with a focus on transport planning and integration. The level of creativity and innovation shown by the shortlisted teams in their past key projects, and how these would be relevant to the master planning for Jurong Lake District, were also considered.

Please refer to Annex A [PDF, 14kb] for details of the five teams.

Request for Proposals: Stage 2 and final product timeline

In Stage 2 of the RFP, shortlisted teams will spend 10 weeks to develop and submit their Conceptual Master Plan and Proposals for Jurong Lake District by end 2016. Please refer to Annex B [PDF, 65kb] for the required components of the Conceptual Master Plan.

An evaluation panel comprising senior representatives and practitioners from government agencies, academia and industry will be convened to assess the five proposals and select one of the teams as the appointed consultant by January 2017. Please refer to Annex C [PDF, 7kb] for the evaluation panel members.

Following that, the appointed consultant will work with URA and relevant agencies to draw up a detailed Master Plan proposal for Jurong Lake District. There will be an exhibition of the proposal in 2Q2017 to gather public feedback.

The appointed consultant will then work with URA and relevant agencies to consider the feedback from all stakeholders and refine the plans, before submitting final detailed proposals for the Jurong Lake District.

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