The Commodore

The Commodore

Project Details

Project Name: The Commodore
Development Company Name: JBE (Canberra) Pte Ltd
Joint-Venture Partnerships: N.A.
Architect: M.A.N architects LLP
Main Contractor: Welltech Construction Pte Ltd
Location: Outside Central Region

Total Gross Floor Area (sqft): 200656
Number of Residential Units: 219
Type of Area: Strata

Description of Project: The Commodore, located in Canberra, which was once an important naval enclave within the former Sembawang Naval Base, is a low-rise residential condominium crafted for those who wish to navigate a world of refined living.

From its sleek architecture wrapped in glass walls, to the scenic views of its lush surroundings, units kitted with top fixtures and fittings, and its strategic location just a 3-minute walk to the Canberra MRT station, The Commodore strikes the perfect balance in providing all the advantages of modern living with only 219 units for a discerning few.

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Completion Status: Building Under Construction

Unit Allocation

Property Category: Condominium / Apartment
1 Bedroom: 25
2 Bedrooms: 25
2 + Study: 60
3 Bedrooms: 20
3 + Study: 25
4 Bedrooms: 19
4 + Study: 35
5 Bedrooms or more: 10




Landscape Excellence

Landscape Aesthetic Values: The landscape theme centres on an experiential setting for the residents to live, work and relax here. Their homes are blissful, exclusive and luxurious. It resonates with the context of the site which is serene and abundance of green.

Social & Cultural Values: The 50m Commodore’s Lawn coupled with the tree house are perfect grounds for family bonding activities, especially for children to play and interact.

Liveability & Wellness: Many pavilions are provided for different needs and they are surrounded with lush landscape themes.

Green Plot Ratio: 14.1
Landscape Replacement Area (LRA): 30
Biodiversity and Habitat Creation: Native species 25.45%, Pollinator friendly species 41.82%


Design Excellence

Design Concept: The Commodore sits comfortably in its context of being surrounded by the neighbouring low rise landed houses cluster. Every detail has been considered; high quality materials are selected to create a premium condominium at Canberra.

The stipulated 15m green buffer required by URA between The Commodore and the landed houses, presented an opportunity for our development to be surrounded by lush landscape while far away from the neighbouring landed development.

The sloping site presents exciting opportunities for having the building blocks sit on different platforms with terraces that accommodate the landscape facilities.

Out of the six blocks, we have intentionally created a premium block that house 4 bedroom + study/ 5 bedrooms + study units that are served by private lifts, adding an element of prestige to the development.

High quality materials are selected to distinguish us from the surrounding developments.

The design intention matches its name, The Commodore (a prestigious, top ranking naval officer), representing grandeur, exclusivity and timelessness.

Exterior Aesthetics: The goal is to stretch the boundaries of design and create an immersive experience that embraces comfort and luxury. The facade is wrapped with brown tinted glass creating a sleek and classy look. The landscape theme centres on an experiential setting for the residents to live, work and relax. Their homes are blissful, exclusive and luxurious. It resonates with the context of the site which is serene and abundance of green.

Arriving at The Commodore conjures up a feeling of being welcome into a modern sanctuary. Timber panelling walls and dark granite look alike floor tiles bring richness to the development.

Interior Aesthetics & Finishes: The living and dining areas are laid with 600mm x 1200 mm large European tiles giving the rooms a spacious and luxurious feel.

The wardrobe doors are finished with satin glass, which is most often found in high end projects, exuding a classy and high-end aesthetic.

The sanitary wares and fittings are by Villeroy & Boch. The black with white veins in the kitchen countertop is by Silestone by Cosentino, which further adds a touch of unique character and richness. Both are top quality brands from Europe.

Each unit is equipped with best-in-class smart-home features focused on enhancing the wellbeing and living standards of the homeowners.

Facilities: Despite there being 219 units, The Commodore has a 50m lap pool, which is rare for condominium of this size. The double volume clubhouse provides a spectacular view toward the full length of the pool. The 50m Commodore’s Lawn coupled with the tree house at the end are perfect grounds for family bonding activities especially for the kids to play and interact. Many pavilions are provided for different needs and they are surrounded with lush landscape themes.

Maintainability: The building blocks are provided with adequate common roof access for the use of a gondola. Facades are mainly of curtain walling which is easy for maintenance.

Details are carefully thought of to allow for maintainability and durable materials are used to prolong wear and tear. All the areas are easily accessible and safe for maintenance.

Design Considerations for Unit Layouts: The unit layouts are functional and efficient. They are wrapped in glass allowing natural light into the units and overlooking views towards the landscape.

The kitchens are spacious and come with sleek cabinetry and high-quality countertops.

The exclusive 4 bedroom + study and 5 bedroom + study units are designed with the entire length of living and dining having a full frontage external view. They are served with the private lifts too.


Sustainability Excellence

Ecological & Environmental Values: To be discussed
Environmental Friendliness: To be discussed
Green Mark Score: Targeting Green Mark Gold


Innovation Excellence

Use of Technology: Controllable through 1 app: Smart Home (home access through digital lock, video-talk doorbell system, control aircon), Smart Estate (QR code generation for visitors at main gantry and lift lobby), Smart Community (24/7 facility booking, digital notices and e-feedback, fee payments, food delivery, neighbour communication)

Relevance to Community: Foster and facilitate better community bonding, seamless living and convenience for residents.


Marketing Excellence

Marketing Objectives: Increase company brand presence, increase brand reputation, increase traffic

Primary Target Audience: Upgraders, investors, residents living in the vicinity

Marketing Strategy: Content creation highlighting product USPs marketed across digital and traditional platforms.

Deployment of Marketing Technology: N.A.

Promotion: Traditional advertising (newspaper, radio, public transport banners) and online advertising (online advertorials, website banners)

Value-added Services: On-demand concierge service, private lift in select premium stacks.


Showflat Excellence

Space Utilisation: With the project launching amid the pandemic and safe distancing measures, an efficient space was an important consideration in the visitor flow and experience. More spaces were allocated for discussion areas with safe distancing, and split away from the show units tucked on one side to clearly demarcate visitors at different stages of the viewing process.

Practicality: More loose furniture was incorporated into the showflat to cater to changing requirements (e.g. changing group sizes, safe distancing, showflat capacity), with only a few full-height partitions to effectively separate the building model and show units.

Creativity: We wanted to create an enhanced, realistic experience for visitors by packing in as much of the project’s unique facilities and attributes into the showflat, including an interior mock-up of the private lift in the premium 4BR unit layout, stunning clubhouse-inspired discussion area, family lawn seating, and dark-coloured themes.

Overall Uniqueness: As above in Creativity.