New Shaw Tower set to capture the spirit of 21st century Green Singapore with award-winning high-tech sustainable design

  • 10 May 2022
Construction has commenced on the new Shaw Tower, which will be redeveloped into a 200-metre future-grade mixed-use tower central to the ongoing rejuvenation of the Downtown Core into a work-live-play precinct, an extension of the Central Business District (CBD). Shaw Towers Realty Pte Ltd has appointed Lendlease to manage the redevelopment and the subsequent operating asset.
  • The much-anticipated redevelopment of the landmark will be integral to the rejuvenation of the Ophir-Rochor corridor at the centre of the ongoing evolution of the Downtown Core 
  • New tower to feature market-leading sustainable design and will target BCA Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) accreditation. The tower will also have leading credentials in Health & Wellness and Building Technology provisions.
  • Heritage elements from the original Shaw Tower to be thoughtfully weaved into the new building incorporating expert opinions from NUS professors


From left to right: Mr. Charlie Benson, Principal, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd; Mr. Kim Tae Hee, Chief Operation Officer, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd; Mr. David Hutton, Group Head of Development, Lendlease; Mr. Alfred Yeung, General Manager, Shaw Towers Realty Pte Ltd; Ms. Ng Hsueh Ling, Managing Director, Singapore, Lendlease; Mr. Tony Ang, Managing Director, Singapore, Aedas Pte Ltd and Mr. Stephen Perkins, Senior Technical Director (Building Services), Beca. 

Award-winning sustainable design for the future of workplace

The new Shaw Tower features an International Architecture Award-winning design1. It will comprise 435,000 sq ft of Grade A office space with a spectacular view amidst the new CBD and a 5-storey podium with 15,700 sq ft of retail and F&B offerings, including a rooftop restaurant. Community-centric facilities taking up 21,500 sq ft include a multi-purpose hall with auditorium, meeting and training facilities.

Continuing its mission to revolutionise Singapore’s built environment with high-tech, pandemic-resilient sustainable workplace features

The new Shaw Tower will respond to the state’s developmental agenda of modernising the built environment to meet contemporary needs by introducing technology-enabled sustainable features for a scalable, pandemic-resilient and sustainable workplace essential today.





Aerial view of the new Shaw Tower; sky garden and rooftop restaurant and terraces set to bring luscious greenery surrounded by breathtaking views at the heart of Singapore’s city skyline.

Artist’s impressions of the new Shaw Tower (Credit: Shaw Towers Realty Pte Ltd)

The flexible workplace can be adapted to different configurations to suit each tenant’s unique needs, with floorplates ranging between 17,000 and 19,000 sq ft. This flexibility is made possible from its configuration with multiple knock-out panels for seamless connectivity between floors to encourage closer collaboration at work.

Access to the workplace within Shaw Tower will be safe, seamless and secure with pandemic-resilient features supported by top-grade technologies, such as facial recognition, contactless entry, destination control lifts equipped with automatic UV sterilisation and smart lighting with IoT.

Prioritising the well-being of its occupants, the new Shaw Tower will promote healthy lifestyles. Its biophilic design will feature lush greenery in the form of outdoor breakout/collaboration spaces, a fitness/yoga deck, two sky terraces, rooftop gardens and end-of-trip facilities such as secure indoor/outdoor bicycle parking and locker and shower facilities. Air quality is optimised through ultra-filtered recirculation and bi-polar ionisation while rooftop solar photovoltaic panels generate renewable energy.

The new Shaw Tower will also play the role of a community hub by supporting the mission of community organisations, with spaces spanning four levels dedicated to social enterprises/social service agencies.

Preserving its heritage as a symbol of Singapore’s modern identity

At the centre of Shaw Tower’s redevelopment is a critical mission to retain Shaw’s heritage of the previous tower and its place in modern Singapore’s nation-building post-independence.

Guided by its placemaking approach to create spaces that are meaningful to people, Lendlease has engaged professors from the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS) as its heritage consultant for an in-depth understanding of the cultural history and significance of Shaw Tower, as well as to identify opportunities for heritage experiential design and interpretation.

To preserve Shaw Tower’s legacy in Downtown Singapore’s placemaking history, heritage elements of the original building will be thoughtfully weaved into the new building, reinstating Beach Road’s historic character of leisure and entertainment in its streetscape and public spaces for the local community.

These include, but are not limited to, the original Shaw Brothers logo from the roof façade, previous Shine auditorium seats, ticket stubs from New Alhambra and Marlborough Theatre as well as Jade 1 and Prince 2 cinema, film memorabilia, and film editing and splicing machine.

Mr Raymond Chan, Managing Director of Shaw Group of Companies, Hong Kong said: “We are deeply committed to preserving Shaw Tower’s place in Singapore’s nationbuilding journey as a symbol of its modern identity. Just as it did during an exciting time for post-independence Singapore, we hope the new Shaw Tower will again capture the zeitgeist of Singapore today in its sustainability journey and represent a breakthrough in how culture and history can be melded with cutting-edge technology to bring to life the future of workplace.” 

Ng Hsueh Ling, Managing Director, Singapore, Lendlease said: “With tech-enabled features for pandemic resilience, the new Shaw Tower will continue to lead the evolution of the workplace. The combination of heritage elements of the original Shaw Tower with best-in-class sustainability features and innovative design will ensure its legacy extends into the next chapter of its illustrious story.” 

The development is targeted for completion in 2025.


For more information, please contact:
Esther Ee  

Omnicom Public Relations Group  

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