Suntec embarks on major renovationBy Megan Gell
03 Nov 2011
Suntec Singapore will undergo a US$140 million modernisation beginning in June 2012.
The project will be conducted in phases over a 12-month period in an effort to minimise the impact on clients. It is the first major renovation to the centre since it opened in 1995.
CEO Pieter Idenburg, said: “The building has served us extremely well. With the implementation of these planned enhancements, we will be well placed to meet the changing needs of our customers and to ensure that our business partners at all points of the supply chain have a fantastic experience and will enjoy the finest of our offerings – well into the next decade.”
The most visible change will be the new entrance, accessed by open-air express elevators from the current ground-level entrance to Level 3. Levels 1 and 2 will be become retail and dining areas, an expansion of the adjacent Suntec City mall.
Lettable space will not be reduced however, with the current atrium area of Levels 3 and 4 being filled in with dedicated MICE space.
While visually more apparent, these changes will be eclipsed by the upgraded technological experience, including a two-storey digital wall and free of charge high-speed WiFi within the venue and its immediate surrounds.
The revamp is part of a US$320 million makeover of the entire Suntec City complex. The broader plans include the addition of a Sky Garden with dining and entertainment that directly connects to Suntec Singapore’s grand entrance on Level 3.