Jurong East’s JCube Mall will soon be replaced by JCube Residence, a mixed-use development that will include residential and commercial space. Located in the heart of the Jurong East town centre, the new development will be located next to the existing Jurong East MRT station, providing convenient access to the city centre.
The new development is expected to be completed in 2027, and a sales launch is expected in the second half of 2023. The development will include residential units, retail space, and a public plaza. The public plaza will offer a variety of activities, including a movie theatre, retail stores, and food and beverage outlets.
The mall’s closure was announced on Tuesday, February 7, 2021. The mall will cease operations on August 7, 2023, and will close for good at 10pm on August 6. The closure of the mall will make way for the new mixed-use development.
The news of the mall’s closure came as a surprise to many of the mall’s tenants, who had no prior knowledge of the closure. Most employees of JCube tenants only learned about the closure from social media or through news outlets. Some tenants were sent notices by registered mail and email, but many did not receive any official communication.
The developer, CapitaLand Development (Singapore) (CLD), is working closely with existing tenants of JCube to provide them with the necessary support to ensure a smooth handover of the premises. CLD is also in the process of reaching out to individual tenants directly to provide them with the necessary support and to discuss their future plans.
The closure of the mall will affect many local businesses and their employees. Many of the employees are now unsure of what the future holds for them, as they wait for their management to finalise any plans.
Michael Chong, an outlet executive at pawn shop ValueMax, said that the company has more than 40 outlets in Singapore, so the staff will likely be deployed to another location. Mdm Adeline Tang, manager of jewellery store Couple Lab, said that they were shocked by the news but they will do their best to keep their JCube staff at another outlet.
The closure of JCube is sad news for many, as many have lived and worked in the area for many years. Ms Shima, a 29-year-old sales assistant at The Cake Shop, has worked at the mall for more than five years and lives nearby. Frankly speaking, it’s a bit sad. I’ve been passing by this mall almost every day. I stay nearby; my secondary school is nearby. I can still remember the days we’d come here to ice skate and watch movies, he said.
But it is not all bad news for Jurong East. The new mixed-use development, JCube Residence, is expected to bring much-needed residential and commercial space to the area. The development is expected to be completed in 2027 and is expected to provide an economic boost to the area by creating jobs and driving up property prices.
The mixed-use development is also expected to provide a variety of amenities to the area, including retail stores, food and beverage outlets, and public plazas. The public plaza will offer a variety of activities, including a movie theatre, and will be a great place for residents to gather and socialise.
JCube Residence is expected to be a great addition to Jurong East and will help to revitalise the area. The new development will bring much-needed residential and commercial space to the area, and will offer a variety of amenities and activities to the community. It is also expected to provide an economic boost to the area by creating jobs and driving up property prices.
JCube, a six-storey shopping mall located in Jurong East Central, will soon be replaced by a 40-storey mixed-use development. This residential and commercial project, named “JCube Residence”, will be completed in 2027 and will provide new homes, businesses, recreational facilities and other amenities to the area.
The mall is set to close its doors on August 6th, at 10pm, and CapitaLand, the developer behind the project, has stated that they are working closely with its tenants to ensure a smooth transition. With the JCube Residence development, Jurong East will be transformed into Singapore’s largest business district outside of the Central Area, and is projected to provide about 100,000 new jobs, and 20,000 new homes between 2040 and 2050.
The development will be connected directly to the Jurong East MRT Interchange Station, Westgate and IMM Building via J-Walk, a covered elevated pedestrian network. It will also be linked to the upcoming Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, which will include an air-conditioned bus interchange, a public library, a community club and a sports centre, among other commercial spaces.
The development of the JCube Condo JCube Residence is a part of the government’s plan to transform Jurong East into a vibrant and liveable metropolis. This new development will become a key component in the government’s vision of making Jurong East the go-to destination for business, leisure and entertainment.
For the current tenants at JCube, the closure of the mall presents a challenge in finding new locations for their businesses. Edwin Lim, a co-founder of PastaGo, a JCube tenant, stated that he and his team hope to find a suitable replacement in Jurong due to its ideal demographic and vibrant food and beverage scene. Despite the closure, PastaGo is planning to open a new outlet at Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang in March.
The closing of JCube is also a significant blow to ice-skaters in Singapore, as the mall was home to Singapore’s only Olympic-size ice-skating rink and a training venue for national athletes from the Singapore Ice Skating Association and the Singapore Ice Hockey Association. The only other ice rink in the country is located at Leisure Park Kallang, and recreational figure skater Willis Lau expressed his disappointment at the news. He noted that the closure of the rink will mean that many skaters will lose a key practice venue, and that a new rink needs to open soon for the sake of competitive skaters.
The JCube Residence will be launched for sale in the second half of 2023. It is set to become a highly sought-after development, given its prime location and the government’s plans to transform Jurong East into a vibrant business district. As such, property experts have predicted that the development could be a lucrative investment opportunity, with prices expected to appreciate significantly in the future.
Ultimately, the JCube Residence is set to become a major development in the area and its completion in 2027 will mark a significant milestone in the government’s plans to transform Jurong East into a vibrant business district. Its mixed-use nature will also provide many opportunities for businesses and residents alike, and will be a key component in the government’s vision of making Jurong East the go-to destination for business, leisure and entertainment.
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