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New CBD skyscraper features hawker centre, sky garden that will open to the public

The development, called CapitaSpring, is 280m tall with 51 storeys.

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A new development called CapitaSpring has developed a greener office building with sustainable features catering to the growing demand for greener work spaces, with the building securing 93 per cent in committed occupancy. Alif Amsyar reports. 

SINGAPORE: Market Street Hawker Centre will reopen in April - after four years in an interim space - at a new 51-storey integrated development called CapitaSpring. 

Located at the Raffles Place central business district, CapitaSpring has secured 93 per cent in leasing commitment, developer CapitaLand announced on Wednesday (Feb 9), adding that tenants have progressively started to move in since the fourth quarter of 2021.

The hawker centre, which will be on levels 2 and 3 of the building, will have 56 stalls.

CapitaSpring, at 280m tall, is the only Grade A office development in the CBD to be completed in 2021, noted CapitaLand.

Besides hosting multinational companies and a 299-unit serviced residence called Citadines Raffles Place Singapore, there are also retail shops and other spaces that will be open to the public.

These include a sky garden on the 51st floor, featuring what's touted as Singapore's tallest publicly accessible observatory deck offering scenic views of Marina Bay and the CBD.

There will also be Singapore's tallest urban farm, said CapitaLand, spanning 5,000 sq ft.

The skyscraper represents CapitaLand's "vision to build a greener and sustainable future", said Mr Tan Yew Chin, CEO of CapitaLand Development (Singapore).

For instance, it features more than 80,000 plants from about 130 different species, with more than 60 per cent being native plants, said CapitaLand.

"These plants have been carefully selected for their ability to flourish in Singapore’s tropical weather and humidity conditions, and thrive at high levels," it added.

"CapitaSpring’s abundant greenery helps to mitigate the urban heat island effect, while also enhancing workplace wellness for building occupants."

To provide more green mobility options, there are four electric vehicle parking lots and 165 bicycle lots. A 600m cycling path around the building’s perimeter connects CapitaSpring to the Central Area cycling network.

Source: CNA/pn(gs)


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