Amidst the bustling landscapes of Paya Lebar Central lies a gem of contemporary architecture and functionality – the SingPost Centre. It is not just any other mall, but a fusion of history, modern amenities, and an embodiment of urban redevelopment in Singapore.
Location and Connectivity
Nestled at 10 Eunos Road 8, SingPost Centre is strategically located at the heart of Paya Lebar Central. Recognized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority as a focal commercial hub outside the city centre, Paya Lebar Central is buzzing with activity.
The SingPost Centre benefits from direct connectivity to Paya Lebar MRT station, serving as an interchange for the East-West and Circle Lines. This seamless connection ensures a constant influx of residents from surrounding estates, office workers, and visitors.
Diverse Offerings with a Touch of Heritage
Spread across five expansive levels, the SingPost Centre boasts a net lettable area of about 178,000 sqf. Shoppers are spoilt for choice with household names like NTUC FairPrice, the eight-hall Cineplex by Golden Village, family entertainment spots, enrichment centres, and the renowned food court operator, Kopitiam.
A nod to its rich heritage, the SingPost Centre houses the new General Post Office (GPO). Spread across 3,200 sqf, the GPO is a testament to the evolution of postal services, merging traditional counter services with technology-enabled innovations. From POPStations to eSAM machines, it offers flexibility and convenience to both postal and e-commerce logistics customers.
The architectural finesse of SingPost Centre is evident in its glass-and-steel design, blending seamlessly with the older section of the building. With a focus on clarity, neutral tones, and the strategic use of exposed steel girders, the structure exudes timelessness and sophistication.
The interiors, adorned with machine-milled profiles and modern materials, offer an industrial-chic aesthetic. But what truly elevates the architectural experience is the ample daylight and lush atrial views, providing a well-balanced and pleasant environment.
The mall's redevelopment involved intricate design testing, consultations, and approvals. The challenges were multifold, from optimising gross floor area allocation to meeting the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s guidelines. Despite constraints, the final design was immaculate, activating the street, ensuring connectivity, and maximising shopfront visibility.
A Glimpse into the Past and Future
Managed by CapitaLand Investment, a subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, the SingPost Centre is a testament to Singapore's progressive outlook. CapitaLand Mall Asia, renowned for its expansive portfolio including ION Orchard and Plaza Singapura, adds another feather to its cap with SingPost Centre.
The historical significance is underscored by the presence of Singapore Post Limited (SingPost), Singapore's designated Public Postal Licensee, furthering the legacy of domestic and international postal services.
Completed in April 2017, the SingPost Centre Mall Redevelopment project stands tall with 5 storeys and boasts 130 stores. It is not just a shopping destination but a symbol of Singapore's adaptive reuse, urban redevelopment, and a harmonious blend of history with modernity.
Whether for shopping, dining, entertainment, or a glimpse into the rich postal history of Singapore, SingPost Centre promises an experience that is both enriching and captivating.