Baoshan city to build new township
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Surbana Jurong has won a contract to provide full-suite design services for a housing project in Baoshan city, Yunnan province, China. It was awarded by the local Baoshan government and includes 26 blocks of over 2,000 housing units, a multi-storey carpark, a kindergarten and a neighbourhood centre.

Covering a total site area of 418,000 sq m, the project is expected to be completed in three years. Surbana Jurong will provide architectural, civil & structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, landscape design, civil defence shelter design as well as site coordination services.

According to Surbana Jurong, the project will feature a community-centric design, with spaces for residents’ interactions and accessible amenities and services. At the same time, it will be planned with sustainability in mind, for example, by greening the roof of the multi-storey carpark.

“This township project is Baoshan’s commitment to create a beautiful and sustainable city in this Southwestern region of the Belt Road Initiative,” said Baoshan city’s vice mayor Geng Mei. “Our partnership with Surbana Jurong, a global company with proven track record in creating sustainable township, will ensure this project will be a success.”

“China will face increasing demand for affordable, quality housing, like many rapidly urbanising cities around the world,” said Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong. “This project will showcase how local governments can partner Surbana Jurong to create sustainable township and positively shape the lives of its people and the community.”