Community Inclusion Through Universal Design

In line with our commitment to putting building users’ needs as a priority in the spaces we build, CDL instituted a company-wide Universal Design Policy since 2011. Endorsed by CDL’s senior management, the policy exceeds the mandatory requirements specified in the Code of Barrier-Free Accessibility by BCA to create an inclusive built environment in Singapore that caters to the varied needs of the public. CDL also strives to work towards achieving BCA Universal Design Mark GoldPLUS certification, where possible, for all our new developments. We do so by integrating user-centric philosophy into our design, operations and maintenance and contribute largely to an inclusive and barrier-free built environment.

Forest Woods and The Tapestry, our residential developments completed in 2020 and 2021 respectively, and Amber Park (Expected TOP: 2023) obtained the BCA Universal Design Mark GoldPLUS award. Some of the features at these developments include multi-generation playgrounds where both seniors and children can enjoy the space together and clear, easy-to-read signages with braille. At The Tapestry, we also designed transfer platforms for swimming pools to allow wheelchair users and the elderly to enjoy the pool facilities at their convenience. At Forest Woods, we have seats of varying heights to cater to users of different statures.

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