SINGAPORE - The Seletar Mall, a new suburban shopping centre in the North-East, is slated to open by December 2014, its developer said on Thursday.
The mall is developed by The Seletar Mall Pte Ltd, a joint venture company between Singapore Press Holdings (70 per cent) and United Engineers Limited (30 per cent).
Strategic Location and Strong Catchment
The Seletar Mall is nestled at the junction of Sengkang West Avenue and Fernvale Road. It is also linked to the Sengkang North East Line (NEL) MRT/LRT station and Sengkang bus interchange.
For those who drive, the mall is accessible via two main expressways, namely Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Central Expressway (CTE). There are 390 car park lots available from basements three to five. The driveway, ramp, and car park lots are designed with widths wider than the norm.
The one stop shopping, dining and entertainment destination will serve existing and new residents living in HDB Built-To-Order flats, private condominiums and landed properties at the Seletar estate. It will also cater to 747,000 residents and a working population of 47,000 within 5 km, including Sengkang, Hougang, Punggol, Serangoon and Ang Mo Kio, the Seletar Aerospace Park and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park.
Varied lifestyle and F&B offerings
With a net lettable area of 188,000 sq ft, The Seletar Mall comprises four shopping levels above ground plus two basement levels.
The attractive list of key anchor tenants includes a Cineplex at level four, a food court with a wide array of local delights at level three, exciting anchor retail shops at levels one to three and a good-sized supermarket at basement two.
With the eclectic mix of retail, dining and lifestyle options, shoppers and diners will be spoilt for choice.
State of the Art Architecture and Eco-Friendly Features
The Seletar Mall's state-of-the-art architecture will be a distinctive landmark in the area. Its unique triangular-shaped design comes with three corner nodal points which form the three entrances to the mall - from Fernvale LRT station, corner junction of Fernvale Road and Sengkang West Avenue, as well as from Sengkang West Avenue.
These three corner entrances also direct shoppers to a four-storey high atrium serving as the central feature of the whole mall.
Drawing reference from the building's geometric shape, bold non-linear lines envelope the facade to create a visually interesting and impactful pattern. This detail also resembles tree branches and vines, which is in line with the eco-friendly attributes of the mall.
Lush planting around the perimeters of the first storey creates a pleasant walk for the shoppers and general public. Green walls are also incorporated at the main entrance drive way and drop off area.
A highlight of the interior design is a large clerestory skylight which perches above the atrium, allowing natural sunlight to enter the mall. The shopping floors recede from level two to level four in a terracing manner, allowing shoppers a clear overview of the shops as well as the main event space.
The eco-friendly mall has sustainable design features and energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems. Its green features include high efficiency water cooled chiller plants, LED lightings, lift cars and escalators with sleep mode function, as well as carbon monoxide sensors in the carpark to regulate demand for mechanical ventilation.
In addition, non-potable water including rain water harvesting will be used for landscape irrigation and washing of some areas in the mall.
Mrs Linda Kwan, General Manager of The Seletar Mall Pte Ltd, said: "The Seletar Mall will be a premier lifestyle hub in the North-East, catering to the discerning and varied needs of the many residents, workers and visitors in the area. We aim to provide a pleasant and friendly environment so that they will not just spend a longer time with us, but also keep coming back."