Construction starts on Shaw Tower revamp in Singapore

Construction has commenced on the new Shaw Tower in Singapore, which will be redeveloped into a 200m-high mixed-use tower.

Shaw Towers Realty has appointed Lendlease to manage the redevelopment and the subsequent operating asset.

The project was recognised for design excellence at the 2021 International Architecture Awards.

Located in the new central business district, the new tower will have 435,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and a 5-storey podium with 15,700 sq ft of retail and restaurants. Some 21,500 sq ft will be dedicated to a multi-purpose hall and meeting facilities.

The tower aims to give tenants spatial flexibility with demountable panels, Lendlease said in a press release sent to GCR.

Lendlease has engaged professors from the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS) to advise it on the cultural significance of the previous tower to identify opportunities for heritage interpretation.

The company said heritage elements of the original building will be weaved into the new building, including the original Shaw Brothers logo from the roof façade.

“We are deeply committed to preserving Shaw Tower’s place in Singapore’s nationbuilding journey as a symbol of its modern identity,” said Raymond Chan, Managing Director of Shaw Group of Companies, Hong Kong.

“Just as it did during an exciting time for post-independence Singapore, we hope the new Shaw Tower will again capture the zeitgeist of Singapore today in its sustainability journey and represent a breakthrough in how culture and history can be melded with cutting-edge technology to bring to life the future of workplace.”

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