Singapore - Jem™, a development by Lend Lease, won the Gold award in the ‘Best Innovative Green Building’ category at the MIPIM Asia Awards Gala Dinner held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong last evening. The MIPIM Asia Awards highlight outstanding developments in the Asia Pacific region for their innovative, technical, environmental and architectural qualities.
Shortlisted by an international panel of top real estate experts from a group consisting 117 property projects in 12 countries, Jem™ was recognised last night for its exemplary and innovative green design features. It won the Gold award after receiving the highest number of votes from MIPIM Asia delegates and the jury, edging out fellow finalists.
Rod Leaver, CEO Asia, Lend Lease said, “Being recognised by our peers as a leader is a result of Lend Lease’s continual commitment to sustainability and the pursuit of innovation in creating the best places. We recognise that our projects have a lasting impact on the people and places around them, and have always worked hand in hand with the local communities to ensure that we are creating a positive legacy for generations to come.”
Lend Lease is the end-to-end property solutions provider for Jem™, where it participates in the entire value chain, from investment manager, developer, builder, asset and property manager. Overseeing the entire value chain allows Lend Lease to influence the various stakeholders in committing to sustainability for a truly sustainable outcome.
Jem™ is a mixed-use development comprising a retail and office component, expected to be completed in Q2 2013 and Q3 2013 respectively. It is the first mixed development to receive the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Version 4 award, the highest standard for sustainability in Singapore. It has also demonstrated its innovation by being the first development to use a highly efficient chilled water configuration delivering industry leading energy reduction for air conditioning. Commitment to sustainability was put forth through various design features in the building, as well as during construction to ensure use of sustainable materials. Most importantly, there was engagement with the end users to ensure their needs are considered.
The use of sustainable materials and design elements will allow Jem™ to reduce energy consumption equivalent to that generated by 2,400 public housing apartments in Singapore annually and reduce yearly water consumption by an amount equivalent to the volume of about 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Jem™ also plans to create a ‘Cascading Skypark’ at Jem™, which would serve as green replacement, as well as recreational space for the public.
Jem™ will be the first lifestyle hub in the west of Singapore where mid to mid-plus shopping meets entertainment; functionality meets experience and where community culture meets Orchard Road inspiration.
To be completed in the second quarter of 2013, Jem™ will be Singapore’s third largest suburban mall with over 818,000 square feet of retail space. Located adjacent to the Jurong East MRT station and at the junction of Jurong Gateway and Boon Lay Way, Jem™ will be part of the Jurong Gateway regional centre which will be 2.5 times of the Tampines regional centre.
Major retailers to date include H&M, Uniqlo, Sephora, Muji, Robinsons, Marks & Spencer, Cathay Cineplexes, FairPrice Xtra, Courts, Koufu and Apple via EpiCentre. The office tower above Jem™’s retail podium slated for completion by late 2013, has been fully let under a 30-year lease to the Ministry of National Development, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, and the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.
Jem™ is also the first mixed use development in Singapore to achieve the Singapore Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum award in version 4.0, which is the highest accolade for sustainability in Singapore.
About Lend Lease
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with over 18,000 employees worldwide, Lend Lease’s capabilities span the entire property spectrum - development; investment management; project management & construction and asset & property management. Our expertise covers multiple sectors including commercial, life sciences, retail, hospitality, education and industrial.
We create innovative and sustainable property solutions, forging partnerships and delivering maximum benefits to clients, investors and communities. Sustainability has always been an integral part of our culture and through design and investment in new technologies, we are delivering the next generation of sustainable property solutions. Safety is our number one priority and Lend Lease is committed to operating Incident & Injury Free wherever we have a presence.
For more information about Lend Lease, please visit our website www.lendlease.com.