New JCube mall to replace former Jurong Entertainment Centre

CapitaMall Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new mall on the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre in Jurong East Central 1 Friday.

Named JCube, the 204,000 square feet mall will comprise five levels of retail, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped plaza.

Some features include round-the-clock F&B outlets and an Olympic-size ice skating rink to host international ice skating competitions and ice hockey events.

The mall will also be an eco-friendly development fitted with energy-saving features such as a rainwater harvesting tank and an ice rink grey-water recycling system.

It aims to be a trendsetting lifestyle destination for the young, professionals, managers, executives and businessmen and residents in the western region of Singapore.

The new mall is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012, and will be managed by CapitaMalls Asia.

Present at the ceremony, Senior Minister of State for National Development & Education Grace Fu says there will be an exciting transformation of the Jurong area over the next few years.

She adds that plans are undertaken with a view towards long term sustainability.

The government has planned to develop the Jurong Lake District as a major regional centre in the western half of Singapore.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 21 May 2010

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