Lendlease kickstarts the new year with the completion of its first commercial office tower
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Published: January 15, 2018

admin | Project News | 15 January, 2018

     

      Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease marked a significant milestone today with the successful construction topping out of its first office tower structure at a ceremony graced by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong. The S$3.2 billion mixed-use development, set to transform Paya Lebar into Singapore’s newest business hub, is well progressed, having secured strong pre-commitment for its office, residential and retail components.

     

    GOH, VIP and Lendlease executives viewing the masterplan model of PLQ. Image © Lendlease.

    GOH, VIP and Lendlease executives viewing the masterplan model of PLQ. Image © Lendlease.

     

    As the most centrally located business hub outside the core city centre, PLQ’s three office towers will provide close to one million square feet of Grade A prime office space. Currently, over 50% of this space is either leased, under final offer or in advanced negotiations. Prospective tenants include leading corporations from the financial services, infrastructure, real estate and co-working solutions sectors, as well as a premium gym. The office towers will be progressively completed and are on program to be occupied from September 2018.

     

    Tony Lombardo presenting the token of appreciation made with elements of the banyan saplings to Minister Lawrence Wong. Image © Lendlease.

    Tony Lombardo presenting the token of appreciation made with elements of the banyan saplings to Minister Lawrence Wong. Image © Lendlease.

     

    In alignment with the government’s drive to bring businesses and jobs closer to home, PLQ will deliver a complete ecosystem representing the best in placemaking by integrating Grade A workplaces with a diverse range of lifestyle, entertainment and recreational activities within an active, green and engaging environment.

     

    Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance speaking. Image © Lendlease.

    Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance speaking. Image © Lendlease.

    “The workplace of the future is going to be more mobile, flexible and wellness-centric. To attract and retain the best talent, progressive companies will require sustainable modern workplaces which leverage technology to benefit its employees and enhance productivity.” said Ms. Ng Hsueh Ling, Lendlease’s Managing Director for Singapore.

    PLQ’s three office towers to allocate 15% of the available office space to house co-working facilities designed to cater to both smaller space users like start-ups and established SMEs with larger headcount requirements. Mr Richard Paine, PLQ Managing Director, Lendlease, said “This approach is designed to support the agility of businesses within a flexible co-working and business environment. Companies at PLQ will benefit not just from the superb transport connectivity here, but a complete ecosystem designed to support corporate, professional and lifestyle needs.”

     

    GOH, VIP and Lendlease executives officiating the topping out ceremony. Image © Lendlease.

    GOH, VIP and Lendlease executives officiating the topping out ceremony. Image © Lendlease.

     

    Employees at PLQ’s three office towers will have access to approximately 100,000 square feet of public landscaped green spaces which will be Wi-Fi-enabled. They will also enjoy convenient access to over 200 shops at PLQ mall with quality retail, entertainment and F&B options including a range of alfresco dining choices. 

     

    Tree Lifting. Image © Lendlease.

    Tree Lifting. Image © Lendlease.

     

    Tree Lifting. Image © Lendlease.

    Tree Lifting. Image © Lendlease.

     

    A glimpse of the future through immersive VR experience showcasing the completed project. Image © Lendlease.

    A glimpse of the future through immersive VR experience showcasing the completed project. Image © Lendlease.

     

    Thriving banyan saplings, cultivated from the original banyan tree on the site, were lifted to the roof of the project’s Tower 3 to signify the topping out of the building. The tree lifting ceremony is an old Scandinavian tradition signifying that a structure has reached the highest point. Guests also caught a glimpse of the future through an immersive virtual reality experience showcasing the completed project.

     

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