Co-living operator Hmlet has transformed a former school into a holistic new co-living environment named Hmlet Cantonment, considered to be their largest facility to date in Singapore.
Constructed on a heritage site from the 1950s, the space was once home to former school and police headquarters—Keppel Primary School, and the headquarters of Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
The building’s retro elements such as the original staircase with terrazzo handrails and feature walls are kept to retain its heritage. The facility includes co-living spaces, such as communal kitchens, a wellness studio, outdoor plunge pool and relaxation area, as well as an all-day, in-house cafe to encourage interaction among residents
Hmlet is also building on its commitment to sustainable living with a portion of its furniture being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
“Hmlet Cantonment has a colourful history as a former school and police headquarters, and we are thrilled to be adding co-living facility to the building’s impressive resume. By partnering with LHN to fully customise and renovate the property, Hmlet Cantonment is a fresh new concept that combines living spaces for both long and short-term stays. We’re excited for Hmlet Cantonment to become a space our members can call home—no matter the length of their stay,” said Yoan Kamalski, CEO of Hmlet.
Hmlet aims to provide affordable, flexible housing solutions for a mobile workforce that is constantly on the move. They are looking to build a network that spans across 10 cities in five countries within the next two years — Construction+ Online