Certis and Lendlease officially broke ground on a new Paya Lebar Green – it is designed to be one of Singapore’s most progressive, eco-friendly, smart-tech, ultra-low-energy Class-A workspaces. At the ground breaking ceremony, attended by Minister of National Development Desmond Lee, along with top executives from Certis and Lendlease, the two organisations revealed how the redevelopment, which will also accommodate the global headquarters of Certis, foreshadows the next chapter in Paya Lebar’s emergence as one of Singapores busiest commercial centres. While Paya Lebar Green will continue to function as Certis global headquarters, the redevelopment will deliver approximately 220,000 sqft of premium Grade-A office space, complemented with excellent transit facilities and Green-floor-ratios at 3.0.
There will be an excellent array of outdoor dining options, both indoors and out, all situated within a generous, over 100,000-square-foot green open space. The landscaping strategy will utilize water and greenery to bring together the various public spaces comprising the Paya Lebar Quarter, in line with design from scheme architect, DP Architects.
Led by its person-centric approach, Paya Lebar Green will showcase best-in-class facilities management, green construction techniques and technologies, and eco-friendly architectural designs and location making, ensuring future-ready workspaces prioritising health, wellbeing and productivity of both tenants and Certis employees. Mr. Olivier Lim, chairman, Certis, shared, In addition to Paya Lebar, Certis is confident that Certis’s transformation as a business will continue to contribute significantly to the security landscape of Singapore and to smart city ambitions.
They will also link with existing green and blue spaces in the East, and enhance Singapore’s transition into Nature City. Existing greens and blues will link into the larger Island-wide network of greens, blues, and eco-spaces. For instance, Certis and Lendlease will build a new park on top of the existing Geylang River, creating more public space, not only for Certis tenants, but for the community.
Future retail and office tenants will also benefit from Lendlease’s “Green Rent” programme, which encourages tenants to adopt green fixtures, equipment, and thinking for operational savings, as well as providing healthy environments for their employees at the premises. Developments inside will also be sensitively planned to respond to the environment and climate in order to support a sustainable, energy-efficient city.
The Continuum, a rare Freehold residential project, approximately 15mins walk to Paya Lebar Regional Centre, will be completed in 2027.