It comprises one building, having 319 luxury apartments on 39 floors.
As part of the focus on placemaking, designers emphasized creating spaces in the residences as well as the retail portion of the complex where people could rest, relax, exercise, and socialize. That becomes evident when looking at the full-featured facilities they provide to residents. The library, lounge rooms, communal working spaces, and gardens were designed to give residents the flexibility to socialize with other residents or find quiet corners to spend time alone. The condo provides an impressive 5 floors of facilities for residents which fortifies the developers’ goal to design the building with placemaking in mind. The list is as follows:
Another amenity that the developer is working on creating is a full concierge service that will provide a range of hotel-level services to the residents of The Esse. While the feature list is still under consideration the developer is working to create bespoke services such as doormen and porters, 24-hour concierge services, housekeeping, food delivery service, and much more to ensure that residents have all conveniences at their fingertips.
The Esse at Singha Complex, as the name might suggest is being developed by Singha Estate PLC., a part of Singha Corporation. Singha Corporation is a listed company that got its start making the world-famous Singha Beer. Today the company has expanded into a multitude of industries, the property is one of them. The first residential project was The Esse at Asoke which is currently under construction. Even though Singha Estate PLC is relatively new to the Bangkok residential property market, having the resources of Singha Corporation behind them, buyers need not have any concern about the reliability of this developer.
Mixed-use projects provide the potential for developers to address multiple concerns at once. Firstly, as the cap-ex on projects continues to balloon with the cost of land, having multiple types of product sectors in one project diversifies risk for the developers and investors. Secondly, it addresses the needs of buyers by using the concept of placemaking that allows residents to live, work, and play in one area and within walking distance of each other. The latter is important because it addresses a growing issue of commute time between work and home. With Bangkok traffic growing more congested, many buyers are looking to improve their work-life balance by reducing the time spent traveling each day. A mixed-use project with a mix of residential, office, and retail answers this need, which is exactly what The Esse at Singha Complex provides to both buy-for-use and investors alike.
The mixed-use master plan project is built on 11-1-24 rai (19,296 Sq.M.) of freehold land which comprises two main buildings. One building contains the office and retail portions of the project while the other will contain the residential space. The office features grade-A office space with a gross floor area of 62,000 square meters. The high zone will hold 10,000 square meters of lettable area, while the mid-low zone will contain 40,000 square meters of lettable area. The retail space is located on the low floors of the office building and features a gross floor area of 11,000 square meters with a lettable area of 6,273 square meters.
The project is situated on the corner of Asok Montri Road (north/southbound) and Petchaburi Road (east/westbound) giving residents easy access to all directions of travel from the project. Using Asok Montri Road, drivers can easily commute into the downtown, Sukhumvit area or head out towards the Ratchada area. They can also use the road to connect to Sirat Expressway (also known as the motorway 7 toll road), giving them easy access to the expressway system. Using Petchaburi Road drivers can access another portion of the Sirat expressway that gives them access to the Dao Kanong and Chang Wattana areas. Driving in the eastward direction will quickly get them to Thong Lor and Ekamai areas.
The uniqueness of the location is that it sits right between two business and retail districts of downtown CBD and the up-and-coming Ratchada business and entertainment district. Another important thing to note is that this mixed-use property will feature its own underground entrance to the MRT subway system from the office and retail center making traveling more convenient on foot. The location puts travelers one station away from the Sukhumvit MRT station where they can to the BTS sky train to go to other parts of the downtown area and is also only one station away from Rama 9 station where they can walk directly into Central Rama 9 and the Fortune Town electronics superstore. Furthermore, the property is connected to the Sansaab Canal which offers transportation via boat.
The location should cater to the modern urbanite looking for a convergence location where they can live, work, and play—a place where they can spend more time living their lives, than traveling to the next destination. When it does come time to travel they will have options that reduce travel time significantly due to the project’s location at the corner of an intersection and the MRT subway system.
The complex is also close to major hospitals as well which alleviates concerns about access to healthcare facilities. Bumrungrad Hospital is only 1.7 KM away while Bangkok Hospital is 2.9 KM from the site.
The Esse at Singha Complex is one of the few buildings in the Asoke/Rachada area that has targeted the luxury end of the market. The look of the residential condominium and office follows the same design language to keep uniformity in the complex. The developer wanted to ensure a sense of privacy in the mixed-use project, so the condo residences are placed further inside the property with green barriers to ensure a sense of peacefulness for residents. While on the topic of green, the designers focused on the importance of a healthful environment that gives residents space to rest both inside and out, and as a result, they put much emphasis on park areas both on the ground floor and sky gardens. For example, the ground floor garden will have a privacy wall to separate the vehicle roundabout from the park, letting residents enjoy the garden while feeling a sense of privacy and safety from vehicles. Furthermore, the building layout was thoughtfully designed so that none of the units face the office building, which will give residents a sense of privacy while in their homes.
This Bangkok condominium is located in the midst of two CBDs (Central Business Districts) – Asoke and Rama 9. It is surrounded by many kinds of Mass Transit and is connected to all four directions of the city.
The Esse at Singha Complex luxury Bangkok condominium is conveniently located in the Asoke-Phetchaburi area between Airport Rail Link and MRT, making it an ideal location for people that travel frequently:
* – based on publicly available data and subject to daily change