Designed by NBBJ, the new building will be a next-generation, super-low energy, smart building with round-the-clock facilities (Picture: Keppel South Central)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Keppel Corp launched Keppel South Central, a new 33-storey commercial tower on the site of the former Keppel Towers. The building is located in Tanjong Pagar in the CBD, and within the Greater Southern Waterfront. (Find Singapore commercial properties with our commercial directory)
Keppel South Central is located along Hoe Chiang Road, a short walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station and the upcoming Prince Edward Road MRT station, which is set to open on the Circle Line in 2026.
Communal facilities at Keppel South Central include an event space (Picture: Keppel South Central)
Designed by a global architecture firm, New York-based NBBJ, the new building will be a next-generation, super-low energy, smart building with round-the-clock facilities. The building is slated for completion in 4Q2024.
It will have a wide range of F&B offerings, including a double-storey rooftop restaurant and bar, 60,000 sq ft of shared amenities, including event spaces, a gym, outdoor fitness decks, a swimming pool, sleeping rooms, nursing rooms and learning facilities.
Facilities in the commercial tower include a swimming pool (Picture: Keppel South Central)
It will also be 5G enabled and fitted with leading-edge technologies, including facial recognition access, smart lighting and micro-zoned air conditioning systems in areas designated for 24/7 business operations. This will allow tenants to manage their working hours. Tenants will also be able to book amenities via an all-in-one integrated application which can also be used for visitors.
“With its innovative, flexible and customer-centric urban space solutions, including round-the-clock facilities, Keppel South Central will enable people to work anywhere, anytime, in the way they want, paving the way as the future workplace,” says Louis Lim, CEO of the real estate division of Keppel.
The 33-storey Keppel South Central is slated for completion in 4Q2024 (Picture: Keppel South Central)
Keppel South Central has attained the BCA Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy Award. The building’s green features include a high-performance facade system that will significantly reduce the amount of solar heat gain, smart building management, rainwater harvesting systems and renewable energy.
When completed, Keppel South Central’s annual energy use intensity (EUI) is expected to be 110 kWh/m2 per year, translating to energy savings of over 40% (6.2 million kWh) annually. The energy savings is equivalent to the amount required to power about 1,300 homes in Singapore for an entire year and translates to cost savings of $1.8 million annually. The annual water savings of about 26,000 m3 is equivalent to 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Keppel Land is also behind other landmark buildings in the CBD and Marina Bay, including Ocean Financial Centre and Marina Bay Financial Centre. “Keppel South Central will be yet another hallmark development and a flagship commercial tower in the Greater Southern Waterfront,” notes Lim.