Industrial property is classified under 2 groups. B1 light industry and B2 general industry.
B2 zoning are areas used or intended to be used for industry, warehouse, utilities and telecommunication uses, whereby the business uses will be imposed with nuisance buffer more than 50m and within health and safety buffers. Special industries such as manufacture of industrial machinery, shipbuilding and repairing, may be allowed in selected areas subject to evaluation by the Competent Authority.
B1 zoning are areas used or intended to be used for industry, warehouse, utilities and telecommunication uses for which the relevant authority (eg. NEA) does not impose a nuisance buffer greater than 50m.
Industrial land is primarily safeguarded for industrial activities such as on-site manufacturing of goods, assembly and repair workshops, as well as warehouse and storage facilities.
Activities that are allowed under B2 General Industrial Building are as follows:
2. Manufacturing of electrical apparatus and supplies
3. Vehicle repair and servicing
4. Manufacture of furniture and fixtures
6. Electric Substation
7. Industry/power generation plant
8. Gas Installation
What is URA 60/40 Rule?
To ensure that limited industrial land is used mainly for industrial uses, the URA requires at least 60% of the total floor area of an industrial proejct to be used for core industrial activities. However, URA recognises that certain non-industrial activities, such as ancillary offices, staff canteens and showrooms are needed to support the predominant industrial uses. Hence, such supporting non-industrial uses, together with ancillary areas (e.g. lift lobbies and circulation spaces) are allowed to occupy up to 40% of the total floor area of an industrial development. – URA
The types of B2 activities and ancillary uses are subject to the evaluation and approval of the relevant authorities.