6 Things To Know About Golden Mile Complex, The Latest En-Bloc Victim

Golden Mile Complex Might Be A Vertical Slum, But It’s An Architect’s Dream 35 years after it was completed, Golden Mile Complex appears to have run its final mile. On Saturday (11 Aug), The Straits Times broke the news that the iconic structure had received enough votes to undergo en-bloc. 80% of unit owners agreed to the pitch, which will likely see the collective sale and subsequent demolition of the Beach Road development. Here are 7 facts about the icon of early Singaporean architecture: 1. One of the first mixed-use developments Mixed-use developments are scattered all over Singapore today. But in the ’60s and ’70s, such projects were rare. Golden Mile Complex was one of the first, boasting a unique mix of shops, offices and homes in one building.  In 2007, the building housed 411 shops, 226 offices and 68 residential units. The tripartite ownership of units made it difficult for Golden Mile Complex to ever en-bloc, since each party had different interests. 1982 view of carpark at Minto Road, wiith buildings along Beach Road in the background: (from left) onion dome and minaret of Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, with Golden Mile Complex in-between, and Golden Mile Tower Source 2. It was pricey … Continue reading 6 Things To Know About Golden Mile Complex, The Latest En-Bloc Victim