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Hmlet to open its largest co-living space in Singapore at former CPIB headquarters

Hmlet to open its largest co-living space in Singapore at former CPIB headquarters.

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based co-living start-up, Hmlet, has signed a new property in the Tanjong Pagar, Cantonment Downtown CBD precinct.

The building was the former location of Keppel Primary School, before it was used as Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) headquarters from 1998 to 2004.

Hmlet will operate more than 150 rooms as serviced apartment units at the property, which will be its largest co-living building to date.

The co-living space is set to open in July, and will see Hmlet increase its number of members to more than 2,400 across the Asia-Pacific by the end of the year, Hmlet said.

Located at 150 Cantonment Road, the property has a site area of about 76,000 sq ft, with a gross floor area of about 47,000 sq ft. It is housed across three levels in two blocks, and is situated near Tanjong Pagar station and the Outram Park interchange.

The property was part of a Singapore Land Authority public tender for the rental of state property. The tender was awarded to LHN Facilities Management, an indirect subsidiary of Catalist-listed real estate management services group, LHN.

LHN is partnering Hmlet to customise the design and renovation of the property. "With Hmlet leading the design input, LHN will build additional facilities such as a swimming pool, a gym and an all-day in-house cafe," Hmlet said in a press statement on Tuesday.

To read more: https://www.straitstimes.com/business/property/hmlet-to-open-its-largest-co-living-space-in-singapore-at-former-cpib-headquarters

Adapted from The Straits Times 9 April 2019