Housing and Urban Development Company built 22 estates for middle-income people, of which 3 are not managed as public housing and one (Anthony Garden) was demolished in 1990s, leaving 18 HUDC estates that appear on official lists.
HDB took over JTC and HUDC in 1982. Phase III and IV are HUDC flats built by HDB, last HUDC was completed in 1987. HUDC was replaced by Executive HBD flats built since 1984. See also HUDC and the story of housing windfalls.
|Estate name||Location (town)||Number of units||Built year||Privatization||Current status|
|Farrer Court||Bukit Timah||618||?||15 Nov 2002||Demolished 2009
|Lakeview Estate||Bishan||240||1977||1 Aug 2003||Standing|
|Laguna Park||Marine Parade||516 flats + 11 shops||1977||16 Jul 2007||Standing|
|16 Dec 2002||Demolished 2008|
(source: Straits Times 1989)
for Orchard Scotts
|Braddell View||Toa Payoh||918||1981||17 Mar 2017||Standing|
|Chancery Court||Novena||136 or 144
136 flats, 5 shops
|1981||24 May 2014||Standing|
|Gillman Heights||Bukit Merah||608||1984||1 Nov 1996||Demolished 2010
for The Interlace
|Ivory Heights||Jurong East||654 (Annual Report)||1986||1 Jun 1998||Standing|
|Minton Rise||Hougang||342 (Annual Report)||?||1 Feb 2001||Demolished 2010
for The Minton
|Pine Grove||Bukit Timah||660||1984||1 Nov 1996||Standing|
|Waterfront View||Bedok||583 (Annual Report)||?||1 Feb 2002||Demolished
|Eunosville||Geylang||330 (Annual Report),
|?||1 Jun 2011||Standing|
|Hougang N3||Hougang||286 (Annual Report
|?||8 May 2014||Standing|
|Hougang N7||Hougang||336 (Annual Report
286 (privatization news)
|?||13 June 2014||Standing|
|Potong Pasir||Toa Payoh||175 (Annual Report
|?||1 Jul 2014||Standing|
|Serangoon North||Serangoon||244 (Annual Report
|?||8 May 2014||Standing|
|Shunfu Ville||Bishan||358 (Asiaone.com),
|1985||28 Mar 2013||Standing|
|Tampines Court||Tampines||560 (Annual Report)||1985||1 Apr 2002||Standing|
|The 3 additional HUDC estates not included in official lists|
(Ministry of Finance)
(Ministry of Finance)
(Singapore Armed Forces)
|Privately-built housing purchased by HUDC|
|Pasir Ris landed houses
(source: Straits Times 1977)
|Pasir Ris||98 (Annual Report)||not yet||Standing|
38 of the 280 units takeover
(source: New Nation 1978)
|Central||38 (Annual Report)||not yet||Standing|
Total: 22 HUDC estates, 9636-9658 units.
I made the above list myself in 2011, because I was not able to find any official list of Housing and Urban Development Company estates. That times, a single source said that HUDC built 19 estates totaling 7750 units without listing individual estates, but personally I identified 21 estates. In 2012 I found ST Property saying 18 HUDC estates totaling 7731 units, but there are 3 more estates which a real estate agent replied in PropertyGuru that they are HUDC estates too undergoing privatization, they being managed by other government boards, thus HDB Annual Reports never counted them as public housing.
Beside the 22 estates built by HUDC (or by HDB after takeover as HUDC flats), under HDB management there are also 38 HUDC units in Central Area (within 280-unit Pearl Bank Apartment) and 98 HUDC units in Pasir Ris Avenue / Terrace / Heights (terraced and semi-detached housing), built by private developers and takeover by HUDC to be sold as public housing. I was able to prove their location using HDB Map Service. Also in Hougang another 140 HUDC units disappeared from HDB management between Annual Report 1995 and 1996, does anyone know where are located these units?
Starting from Annual Report 2015, HDB no longer include HUDC units under HDB management. All HUDC estates were privatized, except the 38 units in Pearl Bank and 98 units in Pasir Ris which their status is unknown but were removed from Annual Reports causing the total number of units in Central Area to drop by 38.
Source of info: the HDB Annual Reports, old press releases on archive.org, and various blogs with news about HUDC privatization, this is why there are so many empty cells, question marks and some values may be not accurate.
Note: Amberville is written in HDB Press Releases as Phase I/II, Braddell View is not written, while Chancery Court is written as Phase II.
HDB launched HUDC privatization scheme in 1995. The privatization process is complex and takes about 1 year to complete. The estate is converted in strata-tiled and apartment owners became legal owners of the land under them.
After privatization, owners may decide to sell their estate in a collective sale (en-bloc) to a private developer. Most HUDC estates are built with large spaces between blocks, so if it is demolished, a private developer can maximize the plot area and built 2-4 times more apartments than the original estate.
The reason for which HUDC flats are transacted on resale market at prices over $1 million, much higher that HDB Executive flats, is exactly the en-bloc potential, if a developer buy the estate for redevelopment, may compensate each flat owner with $2 million.
Initially I guessed privatisation date using Annual Reports (dwelling units under management) and see in which years the number changed, oldest HDB Annual report found was from 1994, found via archive.org, showing 5411 HUDC units under management, none of them in towns plenty of HUDC estates such as Marine Parade, giving impression that they were already privatized before 1995. This because Phase I/II estates were under self-management thus not included in units under HDB management.
I added official privatization date in 2014, sourced from hudcsingapore.com, by this way I also organized the table by phases.
Biggest HUDC apartments are in Chancery Court, with maisonettes in 180-210 sqm range.
I have never saw HUDC floor plans, but based on the interior photos available on real estate websites, I can tell that Phase III and IV HUDC floor plans have similar layouts like HDB Executive Apartments / Maisonettes built in 1980s, but are a little bigger (usually 150-165 sqm).
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