Westwood Residences is strategically located in the proximity of Jurong Lake District which is the largest commercial hub outside of the city. As the state planning growth area. Jurong Lake District consists of three components:
- Jurong Gateway which embraces Jurong East MRT and Bus Interchanges
- Lakeside with spreading over 220 ha of land and 70 ha of water area
- Lakeside Gateway is a 112ha site located between Jurong Gateway and Lakeside.
Future residents in Parc Riviera will feel very convenient to drive to Jurong East MRT and Bus Interchanges which is the connectivity component of Jurong Gateway. Today Jurong Gateway is transforming into the largest commercial hub with lots of amenities such as Westgate, JEM, JCube, Big Box, IMM, Ng Teng Fong Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital, Jurong Regional Library and so on. Let’s give a nice review about Jurong Lake District when you read the artist impression from URA Master Plan.
Located around the Jurong East MRT Station, the 70ha Jurong Gateway is planning to develop into the largest vibrant commercial hub outside the city centre with a good mix of office, retail, residential, hotel, entertainment, food & beverage (F&B) and other complementary uses.
There will be land at the Jurong Gateway to house about 500,000 sqm of office space and 250,000 sqm of retail, F&B and entertainment uses. Around 2,500 hotel rooms will also be developed to cater to business travellers and visitors to the leisure destinations around the lake. To add vitality and create a “live, work, play and learn” environment, 1,000 or more homes will be introduced. This will offer people the option to live and work in the same vicinity.
People can look forward to seamless connections at Jurong Gateway. From Jurong East MRT station, pedestrians can walk conveniently and comfortably to most developments and public facilities in the area. Jurong Gateway will also be integrated with Lakeside by pedestrian links and a continuous pedestrian mall with lush landscaping and community spaces.
Jurong Gateway offers a highly attractive location outside the Central Business District for company headquarters, business services as well as companies in the science and technology sectors. there are quite some benefits than companies that set up their offices at Jurong Gateway will
- gain ready access to a large labour and customer pool from more than one million residents in the surrounding towns of Clementi, Bukit Batok, Jurong East and Jurong West
- enjoy the close proximity to a substantial cluster of multinational and global businesses of more than 3,000 companies around the International Business Park and the Jurong and Tuas Industrial Estates
- tap on a large talent pool from the many surrounding tertiary institutions and research hubs like the Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, One-North and the Science Park.
Lakeside will spread over 220ha of land and 70ha of water, It provides opportunities for recreational uses and new attractions, especially for families with young children. This focus will differentiate Lakeside from Singapore’s other three tourism clusters (Marina Bay, Southern Waterfront and Mandai). Residents and visitors can look forward to new parks, improved promenades, more water activities and numerous attractions blended with the scenic lakeside setting in the coming years. here are some highlights:
- Lakeside is envisaged to be developed into a major leisure destination for Singaporeans and tourists.
- The first anchor attraction is the new world class Science Centre which will be moved next to the Chinese Garden MRT station. There are plans to accommodate four or five new edutainment attractions targeted at families with young children, in addition to the existing attractions of the Jurong Bird Park, Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The URA will be working with the Singapore Tourism Board to develop appropriate attractions in this area. The attractions could be those with edutainment theme or nature-based attractions leveraging on the lake, or attractions with hotels, F&B and retail uses.
- A new lakeside village will be created next to the Jurong Lake. Just minutes away from Jurong Gateway, the village offers an alternative shopping and dining experience, with F&B, retail and entertainment uses and boutique hotels by the lakeside. This village will be connected to Jurong Gateway through a network of walkways, making it a natural gathering place for residents, visitors and people working nearby.
- A new public park will be developed at the western edge of Jurong Lake. New water activities like kayaking and dragon-boating will also be introduced.
- New waterways and a landscaped walkway will be created to bring the experience of the lake closer to the main commercial hub at Jurong Gateway.
Lakeside Gateway is the home to the future Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) terminus, the former Jurong Town Hall building and the current Science Centre. According to URA planing, Lakeside Gateway will provide a wide range of business and employment opportunities, and diverse community and recreational facilities to serve residents, workers, the HSR passengers and visitors. The precinct will be seamlessly integrated with the rest of Jurong Lake District through green mobility networks. New developments will be connected to Jurong Gateway, the Jurong Lake Gardens and the new Science Centre at Lakeside, along with the existing and future transportation nodes within Jurong Lake District.
There will also be continuous waterfront access for residents and visitors. New developments could be sensitively integrated with green landscapes and waterways, creating a delightful environment for the community. Innovative urban infrastructure such as a district cooling system, pneumatic waste conveyance system and urban logistics could be deployed underground, to enhance district-level productivity, manpower-efficiency, and sustainability.
There are plans to integrate Lakeside Gateway with the surrounding areas, such as the International Business Park to the east, as well as Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens to the south in the longer-term. This will create a larger and more organised development area that allows the addition of complementary facilities and services to support the vision and goals for Jurong Lake District.
With a short drive or bus ride distance from Parc Riviera, future residents will be positively influenced by transformation of Jurong Lake District.
For more information, you can read URA Master Plan 2014 about the development of Jurong Lake District here.