Frasers Tower: Beyond a Grade-A office tower

/ EdgeProp Singapore
March 29, 2019 2:51 PM SGT
Developer Frasers Property Singapore’s first CBD office tower is the missing piece linking the area to the Tanjong Pagar district. There are also community spaces to foster interaction and draw customers to the F&B outlets.
During the peak lunch hours of 12pm to 2pm on weekdays, office workers in the CBD now have more dining options. Likewise, when it comes to meeting friends for dinner or drinks in the evenings. There is Muchachos Mexican restaurant, Cuba Libre Café & Bar, local fusion restaurant Relish as well as new to market offerings, Italian restaurant The Mast and Thai eatery, Ocha Fresh Thai. For those who want fine dining, there is Preludio by Colombian chef-owner Fernando Arevalo, formerly at Artemis in CapitaGreen.
These F&B outlets are located in a three-storey retail podium called The Oasis, featuring a cascading design with greenery and water elements as well as a landscaped roof terrace. The Oasis is integrated with the 38-storey Grade-A office tower, Tower. Located on the corner of Cecil Street and Telok Ayer Street, the building was completed in mid-2018.
The Oasis is the development's retail podium with a roof garden (Pictures: Albert Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
Fronting the tower is a park with a fountain, designed such that a stage can be put over it for live performances in the future. There are also pavilions with seats and restaurants designed as kiosks within the park to draw people in, says Low Chee Wah, Frasers Property Singapore’s senior executive vice president and head of retail and commercial.
“When we built this tower, it was zoned for an office development,” explains Low. “But we wanted to build a community: We created four community zones so that people can use this place not just as an office but as a gathering point too.”
The development was designed by DP Architects, with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co as the contractor, having been awarded the $287 million construction contract in 2015. In August 2013, Frasers Property Singapore paid $924 million or $1,112 psf per plot ratio for the 99-year leasehold, 82,841 sq ft, commercial site. It was where the former Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre once stood.
Frasers Tower comprises a 38-storey Premium Grade A office tower with community zones