Construction Of Jurong East Transport Hub To Commence Soon
SINGAPORE – The construction of the Jurong East integrated transport hub is set to begin in Q2 2021, providing good news for those looking to invest in office properties with upside potential and those considering to rent commercial space close to public transport.
According to a press release published by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Thursday (4 February), they have awarded the tender to design & build the transport hub to the local branch of China Communications Construction Company (CCC) for S$477.4 million.
The integrated transport hub will feature an 8-storey podium block linked by a sky bridge to a 27-storey tower. The project will come with office space, retail premises, and public facilities.
It consists of “community and civic institutions, an office tower, and a bus interchange. With its opening, commuters in the area can look forward to direct connectivity and more convenient transfers between the North-South and East-West Lines and the future Jurong Region Line at the Jurong East station,” said the government agency in the press statement.
Similar to other integrated transport hubs in Singapore, the mixed-use development will come with a nursing room, and priority queue zones with chairs, as well as barrier-free alighting areas and toilets.
“Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of this year and complete around 2027,” added the LTA.
Moreover, The Straits Times revealed in a report published on Friday morning that the LTA and Transport Ministry announced in 2017 that they will set up a joint office in the development, and the facility was supposed to be completed after 2020.
When queried, LTA shared that only some of its offices will be transferred to the Jurong East transport hub. This move is in line with “efforts to optimise land use, decentralise government offices from the city centre and consolidate our office spaces.”