We were commissioned to provide consultancy services for DUO, a mixed-use development comprising office, hotel, retail and residential components located on Ophir-Rochor and Beach Road in Singapore. DUO is positioned between the city’s emerging arts enclave, historic cultural district and bustling business hub and will be directly connected to Bugis Mass Rapid Transit station serving the existing East West line and upcoming Downtown line via underground pedestrian linkways.
DUO is designed by Ole Scheeren, of Buro Ole Scheeren and the development will comprise 660 premium residences (DUO Residences), prime Grade A office space (DUO Tower), a five-star hotel and a retail gallery (DUO Galleria).
In the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards 2013, the development achieved a Platinum award for its office space and retail gallery, together with a Gold Plus award for its hotel and residences. The awards were in relation to the BCA Green Mark Scheme, which is an initiative to shape a more environmentally friendly and sustainable built environment.
DUO was also recognised internationally with an award in the “Best Futura Project” category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2012, an acknowledgement that celebrates excellence and innovation in real estate development.
Services we provided:
- Budget estimate and cost planning
- Procurement management
- Tender documentation and management
- Value engineering exercise co-ordination
- Cost estimate for green mark certification
- Contract advisory
- Final account settlement