When Paya Lebar Airbase moves out in the 2030s, it will certainly be redeveloped into a new town with around 150,000 brand-new homes, states Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally on Aug 21.
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The moving of the airbase to Changi was introduced in the National Day Rally of 2013. Paya Lebar Airport formally opened up in 1955, and was Singapore’s initial commercial global airport prior to Changi Airport was developed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into an army airbase.
When it’s transferred, Artist’s perception of future community with main spinal column on the site of the Paya Lebar Airbase
The relocation of the airbase will certainly likewise mean a few of the structure elevation limitations around it can be lifted. This means, neighbouring towns such as Hougang, Marine Parade or Punggol can be redeveloped, with more amenities included and much better use of space.
” It will certainly be a eye-catching and also distinct heritage function, unique to Paya Lebar,” says Lee.
The path stretches 3.8 km across the Paya Lebar Airbase. According to Lee, it is straightened along the direction of dominating winds, for aircraft to stay clear of crosswinds when they take off and land. The future town can be oriented in the same direction, which will certainly make the town naturally windy, he adds.
” It will not happen overnight,” states Lee. “But over decades, we can entirely reimagine the Eastern part of Singapore.”.
The moving of the airbase will certainly likewise mean a few of the structure elevation restrictions around it can be raised
Public and also private housing can rest on both sides of the back, with amenities as well as recreational areas nearby. Industrial and business advancements can likewise be located close by, to bring tasks closer to residences. (Find Singapore business buildings with our industrial directory site).
The runway can be repurposed right into the community’s “main spinal column”, and turned into “an environment-friendly adapter” or neighborhood room expanding from one end of the community to the various other.
The path extends 3.8 kilometres across the Paya Lebar Airbase.
Paya Lebar Airport formally opened in 1955, and also was Singapore’s first industrial worldwide flight terminal before Changi Airport was constructed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into a military airbase.