The Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) development in Singapore is now open to the public. This S$3.7 billion, 4-ha landmark urban regeneration project by Lendlease is set to catalyse the transformation of Paya Lebar Central - a 12-ha centrally located sub-regional hub - into a dynamic and vibrant business and lifestyle precinct.
PLQ also supports Singapore’s car-lite vision with its excellent connectivity, providing direct links to the dual-line Paya Lebar MRT interchange and seamless connection to the wider Park Connector Network. Construction of the project commenced in January 2016 and buildings have been progressively completed from early 2019.
The new mixed-use development comprises close to 1 mil sq ft of office spaces available in three Grade-A towers, a shopping mall featuring a retail area of approximately 340,000 sq ft with more than 200 shops, a wide range of indoor and alfresco dining set in green public spaces of over 100,000 sq ft, and a 429-unit residential development (Park Place Residence).
PLQ Workplace is now home to various multi-national corporations and Singapore organisations, such as UOB, Sabre Asia Pacific, Roche Singapore, Obayashi Singapore and Tokyo Electron Singapore.
Lendlease’s inaugural flexible workplace solution, csuites, which combines the benefits of premier corporate offices with the advantages of shared services and collaborative spaces offered by co-working products, has reportedly received much interest from the market.
As part of its Community Development Plan, PLQ has been actively engaging the community from the start of the project in 2015, including the conceptualisation of events and activities to be held at its 100,000 sq ft of green public spaces.
PLQ has also been engaging with schools in the area and is partnering a secondary school for the next three years to enable their students to learn about sustainability using PLQ as a case study. Other initiatives are also in the works, including the creation of an online portal to support sustainability education by schools.
On the employment front, PLQ previously partnered with Workforce Singapore for a job fair showcasing jobs at PLQ, bringing jobs closer to homes and enabling employment and upskilling.
“Urban regeneration is a key pillar of Lendlease’s strategy. Every day around the world, we work with cities and governments to create the best places. Today, we have before us a truly world-class example of what can be achieved when government and companies such as Lendlease partner with local communities to deliver game-changing urbanisation projects that will leave a positive legacy for the community for generations to come,” said Steve McCann, group CEO and managing director of Lendlease.