COURTS (Singapore), one of the leading electrical, IT and furniture retailers in the region, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nojima Corporation, has unveiled exciting new plans to expand on Orchard Road with a new flagship store at The Heeren.
Spanning 189,000 sqft across six storeys in The Heeren’s retail podium, the new flagship store is slated to be COURTS Singapore’s largest retail space in Singapore upon opening by the first quarter of 2022. This also marks Nojima Corporation's first overseas venture into a large-format store concept in a central location of Singapore. COURTS Singapore’s concept for the new flagship store will introduce exciting new retail concepts that are bold, fresh and authentic, which it intends to achieve by drawing on its experience to encourage customers to rediscover the joy, experience and energy of the retail sector.
The new flagship store is set to deliver Japanese standards of customer experience as its key differentiating factor.
Backed by years of expertise in building megastores in the region, an understanding of its customers in Singapore, its knowledge of local culture, and by focusing on people development through investing in employee training and upskilling to provide unique customer experiences, COURTS Singapore is poised to bring a strong brand proposition to the Orchard precinct.
Coupled with the synergy with its parent, Nojima Corporation, in using time-honoured Japanese principles of building trust and relationships with customers – COURTS Singapore is well on track to build a sustainable model for future growth.
Airbus has officially opened its new integrated campus in Singapore. Located at Seletar Aerospace Park, the new Airbus Singapore Campus covers an area of 51,000 sqm. It is an expansion of an existing site, housing the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture between Airbus and Singapore Airlines, and the company’s Asia-Pacific spare parts distribution facility, operated by Airbus subsidiary Satair.
New facilities at the campus include offices serving as the company’s regional hub for its commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter businesses. In addition a second Satair warehouse has increased storage volume and capacity by over 70%.
Also located at the campus is the new South East Asia operation for the Airbus digital services platform Skywise. In addition to supporting Skywise customers, the team based in Singapore will be involved in exploring potential partnerships with start-ups and other technology providers in the region.
Additionally, the campus will be home to a branch of the global Airbus Leadership University, providing training and tailored development programmes for company employees. When operational, the Singapore facility will be second in Asia, complementing an existing centre in Beijing, and will offer courses to employees based at Airbus offices across the region.
Tengah Air Base Medical Centre (TAB MC) was conceptualised as the next-generation Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Medical Centre, incorporating technology-enabled efficiency improvements as well as extensive medical centre process re-design to enhance patient experience and deliver high quality medical care to our airmen and women.
Its infrastructure was designed to support a full spectrum of medical operations, including pandemic outbreak response or mass casualty scenarios. It was also designated as a medical innovation testbed for novel concepts and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare service delivery. TAB MC's official opening will lead the way with technology-enabled efficiency improvements and a keen focus on service quality and patient experience for future RSAF medical centres.
Taking lessons learnt from previous experiences with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 influenza, the TAB MC incorporated pandemic-specific infrastructural and technological features. This forward thinking spring-loaded TAB MC's medical response following the COVID-19 outbreak.
In future, customers will be able to customize and purchase vehicles online using a smartphone, which will immediately start production using Hyundai’s on-demand technology. The customers can then watch their car being manufactured at HMGICS. Once the car is ready for delivery, it will be transferred to the 620-meter-long Sky Track where customer can test drive the vehicle.
Sky Track will sit atop HMGICS’ state-of-the-art seven-story innovation lab located at the Jurong Innovation District (JID). JID enables how organizations collaborate – by bringing the various nodes of the advanced manufacturing ecosystem together, into a single district to create a one-stop advanced manufacturing hub. Masterplanned to house the full manufacturing value chain, JID is home to a vibrant ecosystem of researchers, technology and training providers, and advanced manufacturers.
HMGICS occupies a footprint of 44,000 m2 with the building covering 28,000 m2. Construction of the site will be completed by the end of 2022. The building will also feature a landing port for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as well as solar panels providing the site with clean renewable energy. The center will gradually expand its use of renewable energy to eventually use fuel cell as a power supply to minimize emissions from power generation.
The Government is pleased to announce that a new 0.9ha integrated development – “Chill at Chong Pang” will be built at Chong Pang City. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will work together with the People’s Association (PA), National Environment Agency (NEA), and Sport Singapore (SportSG) to bring greater convenience and more interesting programmes to residents.
Chong Pang City is the first neighbourhood centre in Yishun New Town and is about 40 years old. To continue serving the changing needs of the residents, the new integrated development will upgrade the existing amenities at Chong Pang City and provide new amenities. Residents can look forward to a new Chong Pang Community Club, a replacement market and hawker centre, as well as new facilities such as swimming pools, a gym, fitness studios, and commercial shops.
When completed, the new integrated development will inject greater vibrancy into Chong Pang City. It will also be a new community node for residents and will make it more convenient for residents to participate in community, social and leisure activities all under one roof. In addition, there are plans for joint-agency programmes, which will promote active lifestyles and enhance interaction amongst residents of all ages and from all walks of life.
Construction for the new integrated development is expected to commence in 2H2022 and be completed in 2027.
Vietnamese craft beer pub Heart of Darkness has moved out from Tras Street and is taking over the premises of Neon Pigeon on Keong Saik Road.
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Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) has won the joint tender by the Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the 48,200 square feet car park at Grange Road into a new multi-functional event space.
Set to be operational in the second quarter of 2022, the concept, designed by DP Architects, aims to offer a first-of-its-kind lifestyle experience along Orchard Road, with multiple dedicated event spaces, an independent cinema, hawker stalls serving local delights and a food and beverage attraction. This will provide a rich array of events and experiences for locals and tourists, especially the millennials.
LREIT is collaborating with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, to create an exciting calendar of concerts, film and events ensuring that the site is active all year round.
LREIT will also collaborate with The Projector, Singapore’s much-loved independent cinema operator, and Museum of Food. In support of the government’s push for Singapore’s hawker culture to be recognised by UNESCO, Museum of Food aims to launch an experiential attraction where locals and tourists can immerse themselves in the history, flavours and creativity of local cuisine, curating concepts that generate high imaginative experiences with instagrammable moments.