The moving of the airbase to Changi was introduced in the National Day Rally of 2013. Paya Lebar Airport officially opened in 1955, and was Singapore’s first commercial worldwide airport terminal prior to Changi Airport was built. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into an army airbase.
When Paya Lebar Airbase moves out in the 2030s, it will certainly be redeveloped into a new community with around 150,000 brand-new residences, claims Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally on Aug 21.
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Musician’s impression of future community with main spinal column on the site of the Paya Lebar Airbase when it’s relocated
The runway extends 3.8 kilometres throughout the Paya Lebar Airbase.
The runway can be repurposed right into the town’s “main back”, as well as became “a green port” or neighborhood area prolonging from one end of the town to the other.
The relocation of the airbase will certainly also mean some of the building height limitations around it can be lifted
Public and also private housing can sit on both sides of the back, with features and also leisure locations nearby. Commercial and also commercial advancements can likewise be located close by, to bring jobs closer to residences. (Find Singapore business residential properties with our commercial directory).
The moving of the airbase will certainly likewise suggest a few of the structure elevation restrictions around it can be lifted. This suggests, neighbouring communities such as Hougang, Marine Parade or Punggol can be redeveloped, with even more services included and also far better use of area.
” It will be a appealing and distinctive heritage function, one-of-a-kind to Paya Lebar,” states Lee.
The runway extends 3.8 km across the Paya Lebar Airbase. According to Lee, it is straightened along the direction of dominating winds, for aircraft to avoid crosswinds when they take off and also land. The future town can be oriented in the same direction, which will certainly make the community normally windy, he adds.
Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, and was Singapore’s very first industrial worldwide flight terminal prior to Changi Airport was built. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was transformed into an armed forces airbase.
” It will certainly not occur overnight,” says Lee. “But over years, we can completely reimagine the Eastern part of Singapore.”.