List of HUDC estates

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Braddell View HUDCHousing 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
Phase I
Farrer Court Bukit Timah 618 ? 15 Nov 2002 Demolished 2009
for D’Leedon
Lakeview Estate Bishan 240 1977 1 Aug 2003 Standing
Laguna Park Marine Parade 516 flats + 11 shops 1977 16 Jul 2007 Standing
Phase II
Amberville Marine Parade 168 1978
or 1980
16 Dec 2002 Demolished 2008
for Silversea
Anthony Garden
(source: Straits Times 1989)
Central Area 196 ? never Demolished 1995-1996
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
Phase III
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
unknown year
Phase IV
Eunosville Geylang 330 (Annual Report),
318 (counted)
? 1 Jun 2011 Standing
Hougang N3 Hougang 286 (Annual Report
+ counted)
140 (demolished 1995)
1986 8 May 2014 Demolished 2018?
for Riverfront Residences
Hougang N7
renamed Florence Regency
Hougang 336 (Annual Report
+ counted)
286 (privatization news)
? 13 June 2014 Standing
Potong Pasir Toa Payoh 175 (Annual Report
+ counted)
? 1 Jul 2014 Demolished 2018
for The Tre Ver
Serangoon North Serangoon 244 (Annual Report
+ counted)
? 8 May 2014 Standing
Shunfu Ville Bishan 358 (Asiaone.com),
360 (counted)
1985 28 Mar 2013 Demolished 2018
for Jadescape
Tampines Court Tampines 560 (Annual Report) 1985 1 Apr 2002 To be demolished
for Treasure at Tampines
The 3 additional HUDC estates not included in official lists
Lagoon View
(Ministry of Finance)
Marine Parade 480 1977 Announced Standing
Neptune Court
(Ministry of Finance)
Marine Parade 752 1975 Announced Standing
Normanton Park
(Singapore Armed Forces)
Queenstown 488 1977 unknown Standing
Privately-built housing acquired by HUDC
Pasir Ris landed houses
(source: Straits Times 1977)
Pasir Ris 98 (Annual Report) not yet Standing
Pearl Bank
38 of the 280 units takeover
(source: New Nation 1978)
Central 38 (Annual Report) not yet Standing

Total: 22 HUDC estates, 9776-9798 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.

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.

Few HUDC blocks were demolished before HDB launched privatization scheme: Anthony Garden (196 units) and blocks 342-343 from Hougang N7 (140 units).

List of HUDC in Excel format

Similar with above table

HUDC flats

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).

37 thoughts on “List of HUDC estates

  1. Is Neptune Court a HUDC project in the 1st place?
    Its the only one left standing, not privatised.
    Whenever HUDC estates are mentioned, NC is never mentioned, hence my question.

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  3. Why is Neptune Court Not Privatized in line with other HUDC estates , even though it is managed by Ministry of Finance. Is it not the duty of the body responsible who has privatized other HUDC estates ? Why is so ? and where is the gap ?

  4. Alida, would you know the guidelines to privatising the estates currently managed by MOF? We have emailed MOF several times just to be led in circles and not actually constructive actionable guidelines which can lead us to a privatisation. Thanks

  5. Serangoon North HUDC has been developed into Affinity condo.
    Chancery Court has also been sold to Far East.

    While HUDC enbloc is one method that developers obtain land for re-developement, there is also Government Land Sales (GLS) method.

    For instance, this prime piece of land was released through the GLS and marketed for sale by CEL

    Kopar at Newton

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