The relocation of the airbase to Changi was revealed in the National Day Rally of 2013. Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, and also was Singapore’s first industrial global airport terminal before Changi Airport was constructed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into an armed forces airbase.
When Paya Lebar Airbase leaves in the 2030s, it will be redeveloped into a brand-new community with around 150,000 new residences, states Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally on Aug 21.
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Artist’s impact of future community with main spine on the site of the Paya Lebar Airbase when it’s moved
The path stretches 3.8 km throughout the Paya Lebar Airbase.
” It will not occur overnight,” states Lee. “But over decades, we can entirely reimagine the Eastern part of Singapore.”.
The relocation of the airbase will certainly also mean some of the building height limitations around it can be raised
Public and also private real estate can sit on both sides of the spine, with services and recreational areas nearby. Industrial and also industrial growths can additionally lie close by, to bring jobs closer to residences. (Find Singapore commercial residential properties with our commercial directory).
Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, as well as was Singapore’s initial commercial international airport prior to Changi Airport was built. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was transformed right into a military airbase.
” It will certainly be a unique and also appealing heritage function, special to Paya Lebar,” says Lee.
The moving of the airbase will certainly also suggest a few of the structure elevation constraints around it can be raised. This suggests, adjoining communities such as Hougang, Marine Parade or Punggol can be redeveloped, with more features consisted of and better use of area.
The runway stretches 3.8 kilometres throughout the Paya Lebar Airbase. According to Lee, it is aligned along the instructions of dominating winds, for airplane to stay clear of crosswinds when they take off and also land. The future community can be oriented parallel, which will certainly make the community normally breezy, he includes.
The path can be repurposed into the town’s “main back”, and also developed into “an environment-friendly port” or community area extending from one end of the community to the other.