Piccadilly Grand Location Review
Piccadilly Grand is located on the fringe of the Little India ethnic enclave. On one side of the development, you’ll find the Little India historic shophouses and on the other, you’ll find the Farrer Park View HDB flats.
Besides HDB flats, the neighbourhood also has a mix of private condominiums and private landed properties.
Residents can enjoy direct access to Farrer Park MRT Station on the North-East Line (NEL). Dhoby Ghaut MRT is just two stops away and it will provide seamless access to the Orchard Road Shopping Belt and the CBD. Little India MRT is also a stop away and residents can change to the Downtown Line (DTL) there.
For drivers, Piccadilly Grand is within a 5-minute drive to major roads like Serangoon Road, Bukit Timah Road and the Central Expressway (CTE). The journey from Piccadilly Grand to the CBD by car will take around 12 minutes during off-peak hours and up to 20 minutes during peak hours. If you’re driving from Piccadilly Grand to Changi Airport, the journey will take around 29 minutes. The Orchard Road shopping belt is also just a 9-minute drive away.
The entrance to Piccadilly Grand is located at Northumberland Road, which will be diverted from its current route to turn in from Race Course Road.
Current Northumberland Road
Diverted Northumberland Road
Hence, future residents will have to turn out to Race Course Road to get anywhere.
Google Street View of Race Course Road (Feb 2022)
What’s great is that Race Course Road is a relatively quiet road, so you won’t have to worry about it getting congested. However, one thing to note is that on weekends and mealtimes, patrons who visit the restaurants along Race Course Road might park their cars on the side of the road.
Another thing to consider is that there are only 330 residential parking lots, which is about 80% of the total number of units which is 407. However, not all residents will be driving as they might consist of expats or young working professionals. Piccadilly Grand is also in a central location. Hence, this won’t be a huge issue.
There will also be 14 commercial parking lots, so residents who drive don’t have to worry about their parking lots getting taken up by patrons who visit Piccadilly Galleria.
Image source: City Square Mall, Singapore on Facebook
Piccadilly Grand’s residents can enjoy a short 7-minute walk to City Square Mall which has a Fairprice supermarket, a cinema, enrichment centres, plenty of F&B and retail stores like Decathlon, UNIQLO, Don Don Donki and more. If you’re looking for an alternative supermarket, there is a Sheng Siong outlet at Jalan Berseh which is a 10-minute walk away.
Mega department store, Mustafa Centre is also a short 7-minute walk away. You can find almost anything at Mustafa, from clothes to snacks, groceries, travel items, electronics and more.
As for hawker centres and wet markets, Pek Kio Market and Tekka Centre are the nearest options. Both are about a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Grand.
For food options nearer to home, Race Course Road has plenty of good restaurants like The Banana Leaf Apolo, Muthu’s Curry, Sakunthala’s and Spice Junction. There are also a handful of hipster cafes located around Owen Road and Rangoon Road nearby.
For medical facilities, Piccadilly Grand is within walking distance to Farrer Park Hospital and KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Ren Ci Community Hospital, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and Novena Specialist Center are all about a 10-minute drive away.
Image source: Screenshot from OneMap SchoolQuery
For residents participating in the primary school balloting exercise, there are three primary schools within a 1km radius of Piccadilly Grand. These are Farrer Park Primary School, St. Joseph’s Institution Junior and St. Margaret’s Primary School.
Another four primary schools are within a 2km radius - Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), Hong Wen School and Bendemeer Primary School.
For expat families with kids, there are also several international schools within short driving distances from Piccadilly Grand. These include Invictus International School, Lotus Bridge International School, EtonHouse International School Thomson and SJI International School.
Being in a city fringe location means that Piccadilly Grand’s residents will be able to enjoy a 10-12 minute drive to major nature spots like Fort Canning Park, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Closer to home, residents can take a respite in smaller parks like Mount Emily Park, Dhoby Ghaut Green and Istana Park. More avid walkers can also take a 30-minute stroll to Fort Canning Park from Piccadilly Grand.
Image source: URA
Residents can also enjoy a 6km-long green connection from the Singapore Botanic Gardens to Fort Canning Park. Under this plan, Orchard Road will be turned into an urban green corridor with new flowering trees and shrubs. Dhoby Ghaut Green and Istana Park will also be enhanced with themed gardens and lush landscapes.