The Land Intensification Allowance (LIA) promotes the intensification of industrial land use towards more land-efficient and higher value-added activities across various sectors in Singapore. The LIA has been extended to support the built environment sector in the construction of Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hubs (ICPHs) since 8 March 2017.
How developers benefit
Approved LIA incentive recipients will enjoy the following allowances on qualifying capital expenditure incurred for the construction or extension/ renovation works, amounting to Addition and Alteration (A&A) works, of an approved LIA building.
- Initial allowance of 25%.
- Annual allowances of 5% are granted until the total allowance amounts to 100% of qualifying capital expenditure.
Who can apply
Companies developing ICPHs, with applications for planning permission (PP) made on or after 8 March 2017, can apply for LIA.
For ICPHs with applications for PP made before 8 March 2017, capital expenditure incurred for any new extension/ Addition and Alteration (A&A) works can qualify for LIA if:
- The ICPH meets a minimum Gross Plot Ratio (GPR) of 1.600 after the extension/A&A works; or
- The ICPH has already met GPR 1.600 and can achieve an incremental 10% GPR improvement after the extension/A&A works.
Types of activities
Activities conducted in ICPHs, such as:
- Prefabrication of individual components e.g. precast columns, beams, staircases;
- Prefabrication of integrated sub-assemblies e.g. Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBUs), prefabricated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems; and/or
- Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC).
Types of capital expenditure
Capital expenditure incurred from the start of policy effective date, i.e. 8 March 2017 to the date of completion of the approved LIA building qualify for the LIA.
Examples of capital expenditure that qualify for LIA:
- Cost of feasibility study on the layout of the building structure;
- Design fees of the building or structure;
- Cost of preparing plans for obtaining approval for the building or structure;
- Cost of piling, construction and extension/Addition and Alteration (A&A) works;
- Cost of demolition of an existing building or structure;
- Legal and other professional fees in relation to the approved construction or approved extension/A&A works; and
- Stamp duties payable in respect of title of the building or structure.
ICPHs must also fulfill other qualifying criteria in respect of:
- Zoning of land;
- Minimum GPR; and
- Ownership of building.
Applications under the manufacturing/logistics sectors
For LIA applications under the manufacturing and logistics sectors, please visit the Economic Development Board’s (EDB) website for more details.