Tampines to have Town Hub by 2015

Residents in Tampines can look forward to a Town Hub by 2015 – touted as Singapore’s first integrated lifestyle hub in the heartlands.

The size of seven football fields, the Tampines Town Hub will bring key facilities together.

This includes bringing together the community club, sports and recreation centre, Tampines Regional Library and HDB branch office.

The project will be managed by the People’s Association (PA).

The Town Hub was announced by National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan as part of the Tampines 5-year masterplan.

Mr Mah, who is also an MP for Tampines GRC, said the project aims to bring residents together.

“In today’s world, where there are so many different interests, I think people have many different places to go to. What we hope to do with the Town Hub is actually to gather people back together again.”

The Town Hub will take over the space currently occupied by the Tampines sports complex and stadium and it has not been decided if the existing sports facilities will be demolished, or integrated into the Town Hub.

To minimise inconvenience to users during the construction phase, PA is in talks with nearby schools such as Simei ITE to open their sports grounds to the public.

Minister Mah declined to put a price tag on the project as plans have not been finalised.

Residents will be able to give their feedback on the proposal at a two-day roadshow in the estate this weekend.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 21 Jan 2011

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