SINGAPORE - Construction of the largest shopping mall in northern Singapore is expected to start in April.
Frasers Centrepoint said yesterday that it has awarded the main contract for building Northpoint City to Lum Chang Building Contractors.
The 1.33 million sq ft mall in Yishun is an ambitious project that will amalgamate transport and social facilities with residential and commercial components.
A 920-unit condominium, North Park Residences, will be a key part of the development, while the mall will have over 500 retail units.
An integrated transport hub comprising an air-conditioned bus interchange and underpass to the Yishun MRT station will be part of the project as well.
Community spaces feature heavily. A "Town Plaza" the size of 10 basketball courts and a rooftop community garden have been earmarked for public activities as part of a broader plan to foster "the spirit of community".
Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, an MP for Nee Soon GRC - which includes Yishun - said: "Residents and businesses can look forward to a greener landscape."
Frasers Centrepoint is also the developer of the neighbouring Northpoint Shopping Centre
This article was first published on Feb 18, 2015.
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