The following photos were taken during yesterday afternoon’s walkabout at the old catholic church-school building at 222 Queen Street. Meng was kind enough to invite me to join him in checking out the place. It appears that Andrew Lau, the developer of Old School has secured a 3+3+3 year lease from the Singapore Land Authority and National Heritage Board to replicate its success with Old School. Given the close proximity of 222 Queen Street to the upcoming Circle Line station and Singapore Management University along Bras Brasah Road, and the numerous dining options in the vicinity, I’m guessing this will be an even bigger hit. No clues on the redevelopment timeline either. Initial rental pricing is quoted at S$6/5/4/3 psf, from the ground floor up.
This redevelopment initiative appears to be part of a larger concerted thrust by the government to further develop the Waterloo Arts Belt. There’s also talk of converting Waterloo Street into a semi-pedestrian walkway – can’t wait for that to happen.
I’ll leave you to the photos I took with my iPhone, and imagine what might come out of this.[nggallery id=14]