Over 600 premium residences integrated with a mall, with the convenience of public transport literally at the doorstep — that describes The Woodleigh Residences. Here are more interesting tidbits about this project, which has been touted the ‘Jewel of Bidadari’.

The people behind it: It is a joint venture between Japanese property developer Kajima Development and Singapore Press Holdings, and is the first private residential-cum-retail project in the new Bidadari estate. 

How big it is: It is sprawled over a land area of 25,400sqm, and is planned to completed in 2022. Facilities include a 6,000sqm community club and a neighbourhood police centre.

 Nobuo Iwashita, director of design, Kajima Development

How it was designed: Its design has been influenced by Japanese design — which has been praised for its thoughtfulness — and craftsmanship. “Living spaces are shrinking in modern Singaporean living, so maximising space efficiency is one of the most challenging tasks. To tackle this, we created a flexible living space where walls can be taken down to make room,” says Nobuo Iwashita, director of design, Kajima Development.

How it maximises space: Storage space is subtly built in unexpected areas, such as into the kitchen skirting, behind bathroom mirrors, and beneath the sink. The deck of the balcony has been raised to the same level as the living-room floor. The flush flooring means more fluidity between living and balcony area. 

A unique feature: Instead of predictable Japanese influences such as a zen garden, there will be an onsen-style pool!

The Woodleigh Residences is set to be completed in 2022. For more information, visit the show gallery beside Nex Shopping mall, call 6203-0088 or visit www.thewoodleighresidences.com.


Article by Jacqueline Tan.