Singapore Sports Hub to open for action by 2014

The S$1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub is scheduled to open by April 2014, according to Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

“In this private-public partnership programme, we want to get the downstream things like maintenance all integrated to the planning and development of the project right upfront,” he said.

“I’m very happy today to see that all three aspects — the infrastructure development, operational development, and even the subsequent maintenance programming — are all progressing in tandem to realise the vision of the Sports Hub by 2014.”

Frederick Perez, Construction Director of Dragages Singapore, said that the key challenge of the project is “doing the design and the work at the same time.”

“At this stage we have completed all the piling inside the stadium and now we have to do the outside.”

Located at the site of the former National Stadium, the Sports Hub should have been completed last year. However, delays caused by the 2008 global recession caused the completion date to be postponed several times.

The football field in the Sports Hub and the dome-shaped roof are expected to be completed by 2013.

Source : PropertyGuru – 27 Sep 2011

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