Former Bukit Timah Fire Station

Singapore, Singapore

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Application will close on 3 April 2020, 9am (UTC).

Before submitting your project, please make sure your proposal complies with :
  • The common Regulation document
  • The Site Specific Requirements
  • Local rules and legislation.

01. Name of the Team

02. Composition of the Team

03. Team contact

04. Files (.pdf and .zip format only)

These documents must be written in English and/or in the language indicated in the SSR. The first page of each document must be dated and signed by the lead representative of the bidding team.
Maximum size: 50Mo / 50MB
Please note that a dedicated form is available in the site's dataroom 
Part 2-a: 10 pages in A4/US Letter format – maximum size: 50Mo / 50MB
Part 2-b: One page in A3/Tabloid format – maximum size: 50Mo / 50MB
The project description will present the outlines of the project and solutions proposed for redeveloping the site, in line with the 10 identified environmental challenges.
One page in A4/US Letter format maximum - 20Mo / 20MB
This memo will include the legal-financial framework proposed by the bidding team.
Note that at this stage, the legal-financial aspect is only a statement of intentions by the bidding team.
The definitive commitments of the team will appear in the final proposal.
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The 0.83ha former Bukit Timah Fire Station (BTFS) dates back to the 1950s, and is the last remaining of three fire stations which were built as part of the post-World War II expansion of Singapore’s Fire Brigade.

The site consists of the main Fire Station building, seven three-storey accommodation blocks for firefighters, and a single-storey residence for the Station Master. 
BTFS is strategically located at the crossroads of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to the east and Bukit Batok Nature Park to the west, as well as two key recreational corridors – the Rail Corridor and the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

The site is well-served by multiple public bus routes along Upper Bukit Timah Road and its island-wide connectivity will be enhanced with the completion of the Hume Station on the Mass Rapid Transit’s (MRT) Downtown Line in 2025. 
With its lush green setting, rich heritage and excellent public transport reach, Singapore is looking to transform BTFS into a gateway community node for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy nature, heritage and adventure. The existing BTFS buildings are to be repurposed with new uses, and curated together with public spaces to encourage community interaction.

The site should also feature innovative and environmentally-sustainable urban solutions that achieve zero-energy or even positive-energy goals above and beyond today’s national standards, as a demonstration of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable urban development.


Expected program

An integrated mixed-use gateway node to nature, heritage and adventure, which may include “Live, Work and Play” elements. Bidding teams should propose suitable uses to adaptively reuse the existing buildings, and leverage on BTFS’ unique green setting and strategic location to facilitate greater community interaction. Proposals should also consider how pedestrian connectivity to the surrounding areas could be enhanced to improve the overall attractiveness of the site.


The land and buildings within the BTFS site are owned by the State.

Plot area

Indicative Study Boundary (including the Visitor Centre which is to be carved out from the tenancy boundary) (refer to Appendix A in the Dataroom and details of the expected program below):

Land Area (approx.): 8,308 sqm / 89,427 sqft

Total Gross Floor Area (GFA) (approx.): 2,964.2 sqm / 31,906.6 sqft

Final Tenanted Boundary: The final tenanted boundary shall exclude the Visitor Centre and be determined in consultation with the relevant technical agencies.

Type of property transfer intended

The property will be leased out to the successful bidder for a 3+3+3 year tenure (refer to section on ‘Details of the property transfer’ of the SSR).

Deadline for the submission of the Expression of Interes
3 April 2020, 9am (UTC).

Language requirements

All the documents of the EOI must be submitted in English


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