Woodlands Regional Centre is the big picture of Singapore Master Plan and to be the new metropolis in the north with more 100 ha of developable land create business hubs outside the city centre. This not only provides more locational choices for businesses but also brings jobs and amenities closer to homes, thus reducing the need to travel towards the city centre.
Envisioned as Singapore’s northern gateway, the Woodlands Regional Centre will be transformed into a vibrant live-work-play precinct that serves as a key commercial cluster. It’ll be well-connected to the city and other parts of Singapore via the future Thomson East Coast MRT Line, North South Corridor, and to Malaysia via the cross-border Rapid Transit Link, in addition to the Causeway.
The Woodlands Regional Centre comprises two districts, Woodlands Central and Woodlands North Coast. There will be seamless pedestrian connections between these two precincts.The release of the first sale site at the heart of Woodlands Central will kick start the development of the regional centre.
When fully developed, there will be two distinct precincts in the Woodlands Regional Centre. For now, one is called the Woodlands North Coast which is allocated 70ha land and includes the area between Republic Polytechnic and the Woodlands Waterfront. It will be a waterfront destination with a vibrant mix of business, residential and lifestyle uses.
The other precinct, Woodlands Central (30ha for retail hub), is around the Woodlands MRT station. It is envisaged as a pedestrian-friendly regional retail hub serving residents in the North Region. Residents can look forward to a bustling pedestrian mall that serves as a key focal point for leisure and community events. It will be flanked by low-rise commercial developments with bustling activity-generating uses on the first storey to create a vibrant street experience. A commercial centre for residents to shop, eat, relax, and come together for community events. There will be retail malls that are inter-connected with our MRT stations and bus interchange.
With over 100 ha of land available for development and a potential yield of 700,000 sqm commercial space, this regional centre will offer approximately 100,000 new jobs when it is fully developed over the next 10 to 15 years.
There are more than half a million residents in the surrounding towns of Woodlands, Yishun, and Sembawang. The Woodlands Regional Centre is well-positioned to anchor the development of the North Coast Innovation Corridor which includes the future Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor and the to-be-redeveloped Sembawang Shipyard area.
Woodlands Regional Centre will take full advantage of the unique features of Woodlands: open green and waterfront areas, Admiralty Park, and proximity to Johor Bahru. It will definitely be the northern gateway to Singapore.