Renovation Of St James Power Station

Renovation Of St James Power Station Completed

SINGAPORE – The restoration and adaptive reuse of St James Power Station has been finished, announced owner Mapletree Investments on Friday afternoon (4 March, SGT).

Notably, the commercial property was gazetted as a national monument in 2009 and has been part of Mapletree’s portfolio in the HarbourFront Precinct since the creation of the real estate company in 2000.

As part of Mapletree’s strategy for the HarbourFront Precinct, which is located at the heart of Singapore’s Greater Southern Waterfront, the company embarked on addition and alteration (A&A) works for St James Power Station in 2018. The goal of the asset enhancement initiative (AEI) was to preserve the historical architectural elements of the commercial property and incorporate modern building technologies.

“New floating floor slabs were sensitively inserted at selected locations within the power station to introduce additional space for modern office use, while preserving the original spatial quality,” stated Mapletree Investments.

“Large atrium spaces were also created at various locations to accentuate the large voluminous spaces. Key architectural elements including the fair-faced brick façade, two chimneys, mild steel windows and the steel frame structures were painstakingly restored to showcase the charm of the architecture.”

This led to the creation of a one-of-a-kind and inspirational ambience suited for the best-in-class office tenants. Notably, Mapletree has leased St James Power Station to Dyson, a leading multinational tech firm, as its global headquarters and research centre.

Aside from that, the newly renovated commercial property will contain a heritage gallery in one of its distinctive chimneys and a heritage trail featuring maritime artefacts around the iconic building. The St James Power Station’s Heritage Trail and Gallery reflect Singapore’s history as a trading hub, as well as its rich heritage and progressive transformation over the years into a premier global city.

“It is an exciting journey for Mapletree to unfold the next chapter of the iconic national monument, St James Power Station. Our efforts to restore and revitalise the historic building through adaptive reuse gives SJPS a new lease of life as a centre of innovation. The heritage gallery will showcase the rich and fascinating history of St James Power station and its role in the evolution of power generation in Singapore,” added Mapletree’s Group CEO Hiew Yoon Khong.

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