Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) and Keppel Land are jointly developing the highly-anticipated luxury waterfront project, The Reef at King’s Dock, which opened for preview on Saturday, 16 January 2021. HarbourFront Three Pte Ltd, the developer of The Reef at King’s Dock, is 61% held by The Harbourfront Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree, and 39% held by Keppel Point Pte Ltd, which is wholly-owned by the Keppel Group.
The Reef at King’s Dock is a sustainable, next-generation luxury development for discerning urbanites which encompasses the convenience of city-living, the tranquillity of nature and the luxury of true waterfront living. The development is also rich in history, being located alongside King’s Dock, which was once the second largest dock in the world when it opened in 1913.
Strategically located in the HarbourFront and Keppel Bay precincts, The Reef at King’s Dock is within the Greater Southern Waterfront, which the government plans to transform into a new major gateway for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast.
Future residents will appreciate The Reef at King’s Dock’s accessibility. The development is just a short stroll away from HarbourFront MRT station, minutes away from the central business district and Mapletree Business City, and well connected to other parts of Singapore. Residents can also look forward to indulging in various lifestyle, recreational and nature-centric experiences with the development’s proximity to a wide range of retail, dining and leisure amenities including VivoCity, Sentosa Island, Marina at Keppel Bay, Mount Faber and Labrador Nature Reserve. As part of the efforts to contribute to the Greater Southern Waterfront, Mapletree and Keppel will also be developing a public park in front of The Reef at King’s Dock which can be enjoyed by residents and members of the public.
The development will comprise 429 exclusive units, with an exquisite selection of one- to three-bedroom apartments with sizes spanning from 431 to 1572 square feet, spread across 10 residential blocks. Prices will start from around $960,000 for a 1-bedroom apartment, $1,600,000 for a 2-bedroom apartment and $2,800,000 for a 3-bedroom apartment.
“The Reef’s landscape elegantly opens up to King’s Dock and seamlessly connects residents with marine life and a wide array of unique leisure experiences. With The Reef at King’s Dock, we aim to raise the bar for luxury waterfront living. We are pleased to create a distinctive development right in the heart of the Greater Southern Waterfront in collaboration with Keppel Land,” shared Amy Ng, Regional Chief Executive Officer, South East Asia & Group Retail, Mapletree.
Ng Ooi Hooi, President (Singapore and Regional Investments), Keppel Land, added, “We are glad to collaborate with a like-minded partner such as Mapletree to bring a high-quality new condominium to the world-class Keppel Bay waterfront precinct. The Reef at King’s Dock was thoughtfully and innovatively designed to harmoniously combine the natural and urban environments, with the aim of creating a resort-style development that residents would look forward to coming home to every day.”
A masterfully designed landmark home
The conceptualisation and design of The Reef at King’s Dock is led by master planner and architect, Kees Christiaanse, a visionary industry veteran and founder of KCAP Architects & Planners. KCAP is an award-winning international design firm known for the development of sustainable urban living environments that enliven and renew cities.
The Reef at King’s Dock will feature an interplay of building sizes to give the estate a private and spacious atmosphere. While metallic hues will be predominant in the development for the added shimmer against the sun and water reflections, the three distinct building types namely, the Courtyard Blocks, Garden Villas, and Urban Villas, will each boast individualised characters and colour palettes. Each building will also be intelligently oriented to facilitate natural ventilation as well as maximise scenic views.
With a full range of amenities including a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a tennis court, sky gardens, a children’s play zone, a fitness zone and function rooms, The Reef at King’s Dock offers residents an array of options for leisure activities.
Singapore’s first floating deck in a residential development
The Reef at King’s Dock will feature Singapore’s first floating deck in a residential development, located within the waters of King’s Dock.
Spanning 180 metres, the iconic floating deck will house an ensemble of swimming pools – an Olympic-length pool, a leisure pool and a rejuvenation pool. The pools will provide swimmers with an extraordinary immersive experience – as though they are swimming within the waters of King’s Dock itself.
The floating deck will also give residents and visitors a unique perspective of King’s Dock and enable them to better appreciate its historical role and significance. In addition, the floating deck will house The Reef at King’s Dock’s very own marine viewing area where residents and visitors will be able to view and better appreciate the marine ecology in King’s Dock, thus further promoting environmental awareness and conservation.
Both Mapletree and Keppel are committed to upholding high standards of environmental stewardship and have worked with external experts to ensure the protection and preservation of the water quality and marine life in and around the waters of King’s Dock. More details on the design of the floating deck and its focus on conservation are provided in the annex.
The Reef at King’s Dock’s sales gallery is located at the end of HarbourFront Avenue and opened for preview on 16 January 2021. Viewing is strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 6966 2801 or visit www.thereef.com.sg.
Bookings for The Reef at King’s Dock are scheduled to start from 30 January 2021, when the project is launched. The development is expected to be completed by 2025.
Environmental conservation in the design and development of the floating deck at The Reef at King’s Dock
The incorporation of the floating deck in The Reef at King’s Dock was carried out with the protection of King’s Dock’s existing structure and preservation of the marine ecosystem in and around its waters in mind.
The engineering design of the floating deck is led by Delta Marine Consultants, an international civil engineering consultant with a focus on coastal infrastructure and maritime engineering. Headquartered in the Netherlands with an office in Singapore, local projects under its belt include the Waterfront Promenade for Marina Bay Sands, and the floating pods and pavilion for Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Yang Zi Qian, Director, Delta Marine Consultants, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Mapletree and Keppel Land on the innovative floating deck that has given us the opportunity to bring this innovation from concept to reality. The floating deck will allow residents to get closer to the water and appreciate the marine life while providing spectacular aquatic and leisure experiences. In the design of the floating deck, we had taken into careful consideration the protection of King’s Dock’s existing structure, as well as the preservation of the marine life in its waters. For example, the main structure of the floating deck will be constructed offsite and then floated into King’s Dock during installation.”
Environmental consulting firm and marine ecology specialist, DHI, has been engaged to design the submerged surface of the concrete floating deck to follow ecologically based design principles that will encourage the settlement of marine flora and fauna and enhance marine biodiversity at King’s Dock. Keppel had previously carried this out successfully at Marina at Keppel Bay, where the floating concrete pontoons in the marina have since been colonised by a rich variety of marine life. DHI will also be engaged to cultivate corals at and transplant corals to The Reef at King’s Dock, to further enrich the biodiversity of King’s Dock.
Associate Professor Peter Todd from the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, and Specialist Advisor to The Reef at King’s Dock, added, “In Singapore’s heavily urbanised coastal environment, it is important to create opportunities for local marine species to establish themselves and thrive. The submerged surface of the floating deck has been specially designed to encourage colonisation by corals that, in turn, will attract fish and other marine life.”
Dr Siti Maryam Yaakub, Head of Department, Ecological Habitats and Processes, DHI, said, “The Reef at King’s Dock is a meaningful partnership for us as we get to play a pivotal role in the conservation and continued success of the marine life in Keppel Bay.”