Surbana Jurong’s $400 mil campus achieves a number of firsts

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January 18, 2019 10:44 PM SGT
Surbana Jurong, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek, broke ground on its new global headquarters, Surbana Jurong Campus, on Jan 18. The 741,801 sq ft development will be built in Jurong Innovation District, positioned by JTC as a “next-generation industrial district”, aimed at enterprises involved in advanced manufacturing, urban solutions and smart logistics.
Designed by Safdie Surbana Jurong -- a partnership struck between Surbana Jurong and world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects in 2017 -- the campus is targeted for completion by 2021, and will house up to 4,000 employees.
Designed by Safdie Surbana Jurong -- a partnership struck between Surbana Jurong and world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects in 2017 -- the campus is targeted for completion by 2021 (Credit: Safdie Surbana Jurong)
One of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firms, Surbana Jurong has close to 15,000 employees across 40 countries. “The building of our global headquarters here represents our growth ambition, capitalising on Singapore being a strategic urban and infrastructure hub for the region,” says Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong.
The firm will undertake the entire development from start to end. Located on a greenfield site, the new campus is expected to “push the boundaries of sustainable design in both construction and operation”, according to Surbana Jurong.
The campus will be “a living lab” with dedicated spaces for research and test-bedding of new ideas, including test-bedding future-ready solutions developed by the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab, a joint corporate laboratory set up by Surbana Jurong, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National Research Foundation.
The new campus is expected to “push the boundaries of sustainable design in both construction and operation (Credit: Safdie Surbana Jurong)
It is designed to meet Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Certification for Super Low Energy Building. It will feature solar panels, smart lighting and underfloor air-distribution systems.
The campus is being developed by Surbana Jurong Capital, the investment arm of Surbana Jurong, and has secured 100% funding by way of a lease agreement with M&G Real Estate, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments and one of the world’s...