Paya Lebar Airbase to make way for future town with 150,000 new homes

When Paya Lebar Airbase vacates in the 2030s, it will certainly be redeveloped into a new community with around 150,000 new homes, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally on Aug 21.
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The relocation of the airbase to Changi was revealed in the National Day Rally of 2013. Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, as well as was Singapore’s very first business global flight terminal before Changi Airport was built. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into an army airbase.

Musician’s impression of future community with main spinal column on the site of the Paya Lebar Airbase when it’s relocated

The path can be repurposed right into the community’s “main back”, as well as turned into “an eco-friendly adapter” or neighborhood space extending from one end of the community to the other.

The moving of the airbase will likewise imply several of the building height restrictions around it can be raised
Public and also personal real estate can sit on both sides of the spinal column, with features as well as leisure locations close by. Commercial and commercial growths can additionally lie nearby, to bring work closer to homes. (Find Singapore commercial buildings with our commercial directory).

The path stretches 3.8 kilometres throughout the Paya Lebar Airbase. According to Lee, it is straightened along the direction of prevailing winds, for airplane to avoid crosswinds when they take off and land. The future community can be oriented parallel, which will certainly make the town normally windy, he includes.

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Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, and also was Singapore’s very first industrial worldwide airport terminal before Changi Airport was developed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into a military airbase.

” It will certainly be a appealing and distinct heritage function, special to Paya Lebar,” Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Condo says Lee.

” It will not happen overnight,” claims Lee. “But over decades, we can totally reimagine the Eastern part of Singapore.”.

The moving of the airbase will certainly additionally indicate some of the structure elevation limitations around it can be raised. This implies, adjoining towns such as Hougang, Marine Parade or Punggol can be redeveloped, with even more services included and much better use of room.

The runway stretches 3.8 km across the Paya Lebar Airbase.