Lian Beng wins $234.7 mil contract to build food distribution centre

Local contractor, Lian Beng Group, has won a $234.7 million contract for the construction of a fresh food distribution centre for NTUC Fairprice Co-operative. The contract was secured through a tender that was awarded to its 60%-owned subsidiary United Tec Construction, according to the group.
The building is a seven-storey, ramp-up building that spans 301,389 sq ft, and was designed by Surbana Jurong. It is located on Sunview Road in the Boon Lay planning area. The contract also includes a 40-metre automatic storage and retrieval system, multi-temperature cold rooms, and ancillary offices and facilities. Construction is expected to commence next month, and is projected to be completed by July 2021.
When completed, the development will be used by NTUC Fairprice as a centre for the receiving, sorting, and storage of fresh food, which will be distributed to its retail outlets.
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Including a $117 million construction contract that was awarded in March this year, Lian Beng’s order book stands at $1.5 billion as of July 8, and this is expected to support the group’s activities through FY2022.