Woodlands Regional Centre is poised to take its place as the largest economic hub in Singapore’s North region.
Over the next 15 years, new spaces for business, industry, research & development, and learning & innovation will be introduced to Woodlands Regional Centre on over 100 hectares of developable land. Nestled within a vibrant, green landscape, yet seamlessly connected with key locations in Singapore and Johor Bahru, it can serve as the strategic centre for the Northern Agri-Tech and Food Corridor. This Corridor will integrate the mix of uses in Singapore’s north, connecting the future Agri-Food Innovation Park and Woodlands Regional Centre with synergistic elements of the ecosystem in the North (such as farms, Republic Polytechnic and the Senoko Food Zone).
Comprising 100 hectares of land, Woodlands Regional Centre will be developed into a sizeable commercial hub and bring jobs closer to homes in the North region.
Over the next 15 years, Woodlands Regional Centre will become home to new spaces for industry, research and development, learning and innovation. With the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) enhancing connectivity to key destinations in Singapore, Woodlands Regional Centre is poised to become the nexus of new opportunities for residents and businesses alike.
Woodlands Regional Centre will provide a variety of flexible office and industrial spaces to meet a wide range of business needs, all within an attractive lush and green environment in proximity to an expansive waterfront.
The new business node will have two distinct and complementary precincts — Woodlands Central and Woodlands North Coast — well-connected to each other via green, pleasant cycling and walking paths, including two pedestrian thoroughfares, the WoodsVista Gallery and the Central Spine. Collectively, Woodlands Regional Centre will be a unique live-work-play-learn gateway district in the north of Singapore.
Woodlands North Coast will be a new waterfront precinct with homes, lush recreational spaces and a range of business spaces. Covering around 70 hectares of land, Woodlands North Coast will be a well-connected mixed-use business and lifestyle precinct featuring flexible work spaces that encourage experimentation and innovation and are geared towards the needs of both SMEs and MNCs.
Woodlands Central will be a regional hub with a good mix of office, retail, residential, entertainment, F&B and other complementary uses. Upcoming office and retail developments will transform Woodlands Central into a major commercial node, enhancing its position as the main regional centre serving residents and businesses in the North. Some 10,000 more homes will also be introduced to Woodlands Regional Centre across the two precincts. With Republic Polytechnic located at the doorstep, this precinct will be transformed into a live, work, learn and play environment.
Running through the heart of the precinct will be the WoodsVista Gallery, a community link with designated cycling and walking paths. This will provide a seamless connection between the Woodlands MRT Interchange Station/bus interchange and the Woodlands North Coast precinct. It will be flanked by low-rise commercial developments with activities and community events, to create an intimate street experience. Getting around Woodlands Central will be a breeze with public spaces connected to a pedestrian network with covered walkways and dedicated cycling paths throughout the precinct.
The 30-hectare Woodlands Central will grow into an appealing, vibrant and well-connected environment for companies from business services, science and technology, and food and agri-tech sectors. Residents will also enjoy new recreation and entertainment amenities.
Residents, workers and visitors can look forward to the opening of Woodlands TEL station in 2019, which will be connected to the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange upon the completion of its upgrading.
The sale of the land parcel above the Woodlands TEL station is for a mixed-use development with office, residential and retail space. This development will offer more opportunities for residents in the North region to work closer to homes and enjoy a wide range of F&B and entertainment amenities as well as a quality living environment.
It will also contribute greater vibrancy to Woodlands Central, following the completion of Woods Square, a commercial development with 58,000sqm GFA of office space, in 2019.
The land parcel is seamlessly connected to the Woodlands MRT station, where commuters can access both the Thomson-East Coast and North-South MRT Lines. It is also easily accessible via the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and the upcoming North-South Corridor, Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor featuring cycling trunk routes and express bus services between Woodlands and the city.
The site will enjoy excellent public transport connectivity, with the upcoming TEL providing a new direct connection between Woodlands to the Orchard Road and Downtown business districts.
The future development will plug into an extensive network of comfortable connections for pedestrians and cyclists alike, linking people from the heart of Woodlands Central to other developments in the area, all the way to the rustic Woodlands waterfront. From there, cyclists can also connect to the round island route. New public spaces throughout the precinct will offer a lively pedestrian experience with an array of amenities for people to hang out at and enjoy. Together, this car-lite vision for the district will ensure a vibrant, sustainable built environment for workers, shoppers and residents alike.
By bringing together high-tech urban indoor farming and research & development activities, AFIP @ Sungei Kadut will catalyse innovation in the agri-tech ecosystem.
The JTC Food Hub @ Senoko Food Zone will cluster SMEs from the food sector in a seven-storey hub. This will support innovation in Singapore’s food industry and provide local job opportunities.
Modern high technology farms are growing large volumes of produce all year round with significantly less resources. For example, Sky Greens has developed a 9-metre tall vertical growth system that is used in Lim Chu Kang.
Woodlands Regional Centre will benefit from a diverse palette of office, retail, business park and industrial spaces planned across the two precincts, Woodlands North Coast (WNC) and Woodlands Central. Along with its proximity to established industrial estates in Woodlands, Senoko and Sungei Kadut, this will position it as the key commercial centre supporting the Northern Gateway and Agri-tech and Food Corridor, bringing a broad range of good jobs closer to residents of the North.
The pilot JTC development, the first of its kind in Singapore, will offer options for the flexible use of industrial space for general manufacturing companies.
Bold and inviting, the waterfront precinct of Woodlands North Coast features new homes and exciting job opportunities within a campus-like and porous environment that supports collaboration. Flexible industrial spaces will encourage the co-location of knowledge-intensive and service-oriented activities alongside manufacturing operations.
At the junction of the North-South and Thomson-East Coast Lines (the latter opening from 2019 onwards), Woodlands Central will be a regional business hub, with office and retail developments conveniently close to new homes. New public plazas and cycling paths will make Woodlands Central a bustling destination for residents of the North.
Integrated office development with retail, F&B and a childcare centre, and direct connectivity to Woodlands MRT station.
Future mixed-use development with residential, office and retail components seamlessly connected to upcoming Woodlands Thomson-East Coast Line MRT station.
A brand-new range of amenities, including two key pedestrian thoroughfares, public spaces and an extensive network of convenient connections for pedestrians and cyclists, promises to breathe new life into the area. Everyone, from workers to shoppers and residents, will benefit from these improvements.
The Woodlands Waterfront, with its scenic trails and nature promenade, is a pleasant walk or cycle from the main activity centres in Woodlands Regional Centre. A heritage waterfront along the Rustic Coast, with new amenities among abundant greenery, the park will be an appealing spot for everyone to enjoy.
Running through Woodlands Central and Woodlands North Coast respectively, WoodsVista Gallery and North Coast Vista will string together a variety of public spaces, creating pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly backbones to the precincts, and enticing people to the waterfront.
The upcoming transport hubs at Woodlands Central and Woodlands North Coast will further connect Woodlands Regional Centre via the bus and MRT networks to key destinations around the island. What’s more, the RTS Link will connect the Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Bahru with the RTS Link Woodlands North Station, creating a seamless transport link to key destinations in Singapore via the Thomson-East Coast Line.