B1 and B2 industrial developments
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  • 11 August 2020

B1 and B2 industrial developments

As an important trading hub and export-oriented gateway city, Singapore has long placed emphasis on developing domestic manufacturing capabilities and securing foreign direct investments at the same time.

While the various industrial developments dispersed across the island provide infrastructural support for this effort, you may have wondered why some are located at the outskirts or even offshore (such as on Jurong Island), while some could be found in the vicinity of the heartlands.

This is where the distinction between B1 and B2 industrial developments come in.

B2 industrial estates are meant for businesses involved in heavy industries that have a greater environmental impact. Some examples of B2 industries include biotech related trades, furniture manufacturing, and vehicle servicing and repair.  B1 sites, on the other hand, are intended for light and clean industrial use, and include activities like repair and assembly of electronics, printing, publication and software development.

While B1 businesses operate within a nuisance buffer of no more than 50m from their surrounding areas, B2 activities are subject to a larger threshold, with some industries required to observe a buffer of 100m or more.

Located in the northern part of Singapore, Yishun Industrial Park A is an example of a B1 development which is co-located with residential properties. As such, the park likewise enjoys good connectivity and easy access to a variety of facilities and amenities available to residential neighbourhoods.

The industrial park is accessible from Canberra MRT station on the North-South Line (NSL) as well as the Yishun Integrated Transport Hub at Yishun Central. The district is also well-connected to other parts of the island via major roads and expressways, including Yishun Avenue 2, Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE).

In addition to various eateries and coffeeshops, malls in the vicinity include Northpoint City, Sembawang Shopping Centre and Junction Nine, while nearby supermarkets include Giant (Yishun Street 22), NTUC Fairprice (Yishun Blk 239) and Giant (Sembawang).

Marketed by EDMUND TIE Investment Advisory, 539 and 543 Yishun Industrial Park A are two adjoining light industrial buildings located in this estate. With prominent dual road frontage along Yishun Industrial Park A and Yishun Avenue 8, these properties enjoy a ready catchment from the surrounding residential areas.

These two developments are also close to the Johor–Singapore Causeway in Woodlands town, while the cross-border Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link slated for operational readiness in 2026 will further improve connectivity to the properties.

For more information and queries, please contact:

Mr Tan Chun Ming
Executive Director Regional Investment Advisory & China Desk
Email: chunming.tan@etcsea.com
Contact: +65 6393 2360

Mr Lee Zhan Hui
Senior Manager Investment Advisory
Email: Zhanhui.Lee@etcsea.com
Contact: +65 6393 2347

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