Lo & Behold Group, a well-established hospitality group in Singapore, is embarking on an ambitious project set to launch in the latter half of 2024. They plan to transform the former Nan Chiau High School in River Valley into a unique lifestyle development that will accommodate more than 50 F&B and lifestyle brands. This innovative endeavor represents a partnership between The Lo & Behold Group and Sunray Group Holdings, renowned for their iconic construction projects. Sunray Group Holdings is entering the lifestyle property development sector for the first time through this venture.
The vision of this project, as described by Wee Teng Wen, managing partner of The Lo & Behold Group, is to merge captivating architecture with creative enterprises to foster vibrant neighborhoods with rich stories. Covering a vast area of 216,957 sq ft, this development will encompass a wide range of talents, including F&B, retail, wellness, entertainment, education, arts, culture, and an innovative 86-key serviced apartment concept. The curation of this space focuses on unique concepts and building a sense of community to encourage entrepreneurial spirit.
The project aims to bring together more than 50 local and international brands, each contributing a distinctive element to the collective tapestry. Opening in 2024, it is poised to become a dynamic hub where creativity thrives and progressive ideas that challenge the norm are embraced.
Notable features include Morning, the world’s first specialty coffee capsule machine and marketplace, as well as a modern mezze and karak chai bar by local culinary figure, chef Bjorn Shen. The Grain Hall, a fresh concept from the creators of Grain Traders, Raw Kitchen and Bar, and Else Retreats, promises unique experiences. Retail brands like Beyond The Vines, Sojao, and GINLEE, along with fitness and wellness studios Mobilus and Hideaway, will also be part of this project.
The development embraces a design-centric approach, with contributions from various sectors, including architecture by FARM, landscaping by This Humid House, and a captivating playground by Playpoint. The project promises to add a new chapter to Singapore’s creative narrative, reshaping the way people experience lifestyle destinations in the city.