Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services for the Master Planning, Design and Implementation of an Integrated Leisure Destination at the Singapore Racecourse

01 January 2020

Tote Board has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a comprehensive Master Plan to guide the redevelopment of the Singapore Racecourse into a compelling integrated leisure and recreational destination. The RFP seeks to gather both local Singapore and international firms from various disciplines, including master planning, architecture, landscape architecture, transport planner and leisure attractions feasibility consultants to form multi-disciplinary teams to submit concept design proposals in response to the RFP.

The Singapore Racecourse occupies approximately 133ha of land in the North of Singapore. It is about 30 minutes’ drive from the Singapore city centre and is accessible by the Mass Rapid Transit, the city’s urban rail system. The unique location away from the city and nearby residential areas, together with the social and cultural context in Singapore which set statutory guidelines on horse wagering, fundamentally differentiates the Singapore Racecourse from other racecourses in the world. For instance, Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong serves as a convenient leisure destination for the after-office crowd. The Singapore Racecourse, on the other hand, features a bucolic tropical setting, and is close to various nature related attractions and offerings in the North of Singapore. This calls for a Master Plan concept that recognises the uniqueness and opportunities of the site, to create a one-of-its-kind leisure destination.

Through this RFP, Tote Board aims to develop a Master Plan that will position the Singapore Racecourse as a major family-friendly leisure destination that will attract the local community and foreign visitors alike. The RFP brief emphasises the need for the Master Plan to create a compelling new identity for the Singapore Racecourse that reflects its equestrian heritage, blends with the rustic tropical surroundings and complements the existing leisure offerings in the North of Singapore. The redevelopment plans could potentially include signature public spaces and parks, large scale integrated attractions and other recreational amenities, alongside existing horse racing activities.

The RFP consists of a two-stage process. Stage 1 RFP involves shortlisting design teams based on the teams’ strength, experience and creativity. Stage 2 RFP requires shortlisted teams to develop concept design proposals to be evaluated by a jury panel. The awarded team will proceed to develop the detailed master plan, and potentially provide design consultancy services for subsequent implementation of the Master Plan.

The closing date for the first stage of the RFP is on 21 February 2020. Firms interested to participate in the RFP may access the tender documents through GeBIZ (the Singapore Government e-procurement portal) at the following link:

https://www.gebiz.gov.sg/ptn/opportunity/opportunityDetails.xhtml?code=TOT000EPQ19300001&origin=email

*About the Tote Board*

Tote Board is a Statutory Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Singapore. Tote Board is a broad-based grantmaking organisation, working closely with stakeholders and partners, to support broad and diverse worthy projects in the sectors of Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports. Through grantmaking, Tote Board helps to uplift the community by Giving Hope to vulnerable groups and Improving Lives of all in Singapore. Tote Board owns Singapore Turf Club as a proprietary club. Singapore Turf Club manages the Singapore Racecourse.

Download the information related to this competition here.