Surbana Jurong break ground on new campus in Jurong Innovation District
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Published: January 18, 2019

    Surbana Jurong break ground on new campus in Jurong Innovation District

    Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firm Surbana Jurong is going to build a new campus for its global headquarters in the upcoming Jurong Innovation District. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 68,915 square metre development was held on Friday (18 Jan).

     

    Surbana Jurong Campus (night). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong.

    Surbana Jurong Campus (night). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong.

    The building named as Surbana Jurong Campus can accommodate up to 4000 employees and will be completed by 2021. It is one of the first tenants in the Jurong Innovation District – planned to be home to advanced manufacturing, urban solutions and smart logistics firms. Surbana Jurong said that the building’s location will facilitate collaborations with research and development and capability developers, startups and technology enablers.

     

    Surbana Jurong Campus (garden). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong.

    Surbana Jurong Campus (garden). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong.

    The new campus is also located close to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), with which Surbana Jurong has set up the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab in 2018, with the support of the National Research Foundation. Some of the urban solutions research projects being developed in the Corporate Lab will be trialled in the new campus and then commercialised, noted group chief executive officer Wong Heang Fine.

    Mr Wong highlighted that the new building’s design, development, engineering and management services have been and will be undertaken entirely by Surbana Jurong, in “a testament of how far the company has come”. 

     

    Surbana Jurong Campus (inside). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong

    Surbana Jurong Campus (inside). Image © Safdie Surbana Jurong

    The campus is designed by Safdie Surbana Jurong, a partnership established in 2017 with renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Sustainable design principles such as super-low energy building, green technologies such as solar panels and smart lighting are followed while designing the building. The building will also use productive construction techniques such as digital modelling and precast materials.

     

    Surbana Jurong Campus at a glance

    Surbana Jurong Campus at a glance

    The development of the campus is being fully funded by an investment from global financial solutions provider M&G Real Estate. Under the develop and lease model, the campus will be developed by Surbana Jurong’s investment arm Surbana Jurong Capital on a land parcel acquired by M&G Real Estate. Upon completion, the development will be fully leased to Surbana Jurong. The $400 million investment is part of M&G Real Estate’s Asian property strategy and marks its first business park office investment in Singapore.

     

     

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