MCC Land has renamed its upcoming condominium and mall in Potong Pasir from The Andrew Residences and The Andrew Village to The Poiz Residences and The Poiz Centre, reported Channel NewsAsia.
The move comes after several members of St. Andrew’s alumni protested the original names, as they felt it could cause confusion among members of the public.
“As a socially responsible developer, we take such community sentiments seriously as our development vision is to bring about a positive transformation to Potong Pasir at large,” said an MCC Land spokesman.
St Andrew’s Village is the official compound of three St Andrew’s schools, and also houses a kindergarten, the Anglican Diocesan Office and three church buildings.
MCC Land’s new mall and condominium is located nearby and integrated with Potong Pasir MRT Station – a major reason for the new names.
“We seek to adopt the first two alphabets of ‘Potong’ so that it gives the naming a sense of place,” explained the spokesman.
“The mixed-use development comprising The Poiz Residences and The Poiz Centre is poised to be the central landmark of Potong Pasir with its unique architectural design and seamless integration with the Potong Pasir MRT station.”
“The name Poiz has a similar ring to ‘poise’, which suggests grace, balance and presence,” he added.
The project is set to be completed in 2019, while sales are expected to start by end-2015.