Redevelopment Of Certis Cisco Centre

Redevelopment Of Certis Cisco Centre In Paya Lebar Commences


SINGAPORE – Security company Certis and Australian developer Lendlease held the ground-breaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the former’s headquarters, the Certis Cisco Centre, on Thursday, reported The Edge on Thursday evening (1 December, SGT).

They also announced the details of the new development, which will be called Paya Lebar Green. It will comprise an 8-storey block and a 12-level office tower that will contain roughly 220,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, with large floor plates spanning between 26,000 sq ft and 27,000 sq ft.

Moreover, the new commercial property will be “one of Singapore’s most advanced, green, smart-tech and super low-energy decentralised Grade A workplaces.”

In fact, the whole of Paya Lebar Green is anticipated to obtain the Green Mark 2021 Platinum Super Low Energy certification from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

In particular, its 12-storey tower has clinched the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL Core Silver pre-certification for health and well-being, plus a Platinum certification from WiredScore. As for the smaller building, it received the Gold standard for digital connectivity rating from WiredScore.

Additionally, Paya Lebar Green will come with innovative building solutions, including Certis’ proprietary platform Mozart, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), sensors and robotics for security as well as facilities management.

The commercial property will showcase the security firm’s broad capabilities, said Certis Chairman Olivier Lim. “Beyond Paya Lebar, we are confident that Certis’ transformation as a business will continue to make a material contribution to Singapore’s security landscape and smart-city aspirations,” he added.

Paya Lebar Green’s other amenities include end-of-trip facilities with showers, lockers, and 111 bicycle lots. There will also be new canal park containing verdant landscaping and parking spaces with charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs).

Notably, the redevelopment stands on a 130,211 sq ft land plot with a 30-year, revolving lease from 2013. Certis and Lendlease are jointly redeveloping the site, which was acquired for S$150 million or S$1,152 psf based on the site area.

Paya Lebar Green will be “a fitting addition” to the Paya Lebar Central area, commented Lendlease’s Global Chief Executive Tony Lombardo.

“Paya Lebar Central is fast becoming one of Singapore’s best places to live, work and play. We stand ready to work alongside Certis and the Singapore Government to deliver Paya Lebar Green,” he added.


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