CapitaLand Chongqing purchase includes mall site

CapitaLand has acquired a company which owns a mixed-use development site in China’s Chongqing.

The CapitaLand Chongqing project, which will boost the Singapore developer’s residential pipeline in China by more than 2100 units, includes a 335,000sqm shopping mall scheduled for completion in 2022, and a further 100,000sqm of office and retail space.

CapitaLand is acquiring all the shares in the company which owns the 32 hectare site at the gateway to China’s fast-growing western region. The deal is valued at about S$1.19 billion.

The land parcel is located in Xinpaifang, a mature residential and commercial zone in Liangjiang New Area, the first national-level development area in inland China and a part of Chongqing’s Free Trade Zone. It is a 20-minute drive from Jiangbei International Airport and a short distance from Guanyinqiao and Jiefangbei CBDs, which is next to Raffles City Chongqing.

Lim Ming Yan, president & group CEO of CapitaLand Group, said given the site’s scale, strategic location and excellent connectivity, the Chongqing’s Xinpaifang asset is a prized acquisition that will boost CapitaLand’s land bank in a key gateway city in China’s southwest.

“Through our ‘core city clusters, dominant assets’ strategy, we have steadily ramped up our network in China’s first- and second-tier cities, cementing our lead as the foreign real estate developer with the largest portfolio of integrated developments.”

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