It has been announced previously that Paya Lebar Air Base is set to be relocated and this relocation will free up around eight hundred hectares of land in the area. The relocation is likely to happen from year 2030 onwards.
The size of the land will likely be larger than the size of that of Ang Mo Kio. Paya Lebar Air Base including surrounding industrial areas will be almost equivalent to five times the size of Toa Payoh. The freed up space will provide space for industrial spaces, offices, residential building and park spaces. These will help make Singapore a more vibrant and liveable place to be in.
Besides, the relocation of the Paya Lebar air base will also allow the height restrictions around Paya Lebar area to be removed in future. This will allow increase in plot ratio and taller developments may be built in the area.
Paya Lebar has a rich history as it was formerly the country’s international airport and ideas on how these memories can be retained are still being gathered from the public.
The next generation of neighbourhoods will likely also incorporate live, work, play together.
Paya Lebar Quarter
Paya Lebar Quarter’s mall opening is also rather soon, with the opening expected to be some time in the second half of 2019.
Paya Lebar Quarter consists of Grade A office towers, retail mall as well as condominium units. The office spaces in total add up to around a million square feet of prime office spaces with excellent corporate image while the shopping mall features a mix of dining, shopping as well as entertainment experience for mall visitors.
In terms of connectivity, Paya lebar is also well served by Paya Lebar Interchange (East-West & Circle Line / Green & Orange Line) which makes commuting to the area a breeze.
It is also an excellent city fringe location which is only a few MRT stations away from the Central Business District (CBD) but yet not far away from Changi Airport. This makes Paya Lebar a strategic location to be in.
Just like the development of Tampines, Jurong East, Woodlands, the development of Paya Lebar is also part of the decentralisation strategy which would help to ease possible congestion problems in the central region.