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Everything You Need to Know About One Punggol, SG’s Newest One-Stop Lifestyle Hub
by: The Beat Asia
Singaporeans have another new lifestyle destination to watch out for by next year.
Spanning 45,100 square metres, One Punggol brands itself as an integrated lifestyle hub that houses everything anyone needs: food, leisure, health care, sports, and residence.
Following construction delays due to the pandemic, the massive five-storey hub is about 80% complete as of writing and is expected to open its doors to the public by mid-2022. Two hundred thousand residents will benefit from the one-stop building, which is connected to Punggol MRT station. Waterway Point mall, Punggol Town Square, and Punggol Waterway Park are also just a stone’s throw away.
Community hubs like this aren’t new to Singaporeans. There’s Our Tampines Hub and Heartbeat @ Bedok, among others, reflecting demand for one-stop shops that complement Singaporeans’ fast-paced lifestyle.
DP Architects, the main planner behind One Punggol, said one of the key design highlights of the hub is the central atrium, which serves as a thoroughfare accessible from all five floors of the development and draws foot traffic towards the centre.
“Where the freedom of movement is imperative for meet-ups, interactions and chance meetings for the community, the openness of space appeals across age, social and interest group,” DP Architects said.
“The combined effect of being able to route to their respective destinations within One Punggol without being detached from the atrium space – the genius loci of the development – is key to cultivating a dynamic and all-inclusive Punggol community and spirit.”
Excited yet? Here are the main things to watch out for once One Punggol opens its doors.
The hub is going to house a hawker centre that can fit 34 stalls and seat about 700 diners. Cafés and restaurants will also dot the area to satiate your cravings as you explore the massive hub.
Sports and Recreation Facilities
Want something to feed your soul? One Punggol’s extensive library will take care of that. It will span five floors and have inclusive areas for people with disabilities.
If you want to break a sweat, head over to the fifth floor where the multipurpose hall is located, housing four badminton courts, futsal and basketball courts, and 600 seats for spectators.
As a cherry on top, the rooftop will have barbecue pits and a community garden, which is perfect if you are still wary about indoor activities.
Health Care Facilities
One Punggol is also set to have a childcare centre that can offer around 500 preschool places by next year. There will be a senior care centre with full-day programmes, so the elderly can be taken care of while their attendants are away.
Other health care facilities include a kidney dialysis centre and a blood bank centre.
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