Lend Lease unveils the "gem" of Jurong Gateway

Posted on 27 Jul 2011
  • Lend Lease reveals Jem™ as the name of its latest shopping mall, the 3rd largest suburban shopping mall in Singapore.
  • Positioned to be the mall of choice in Western Singapore, Jem™ is already 70% leased by total mixed development area with key anchor tenants including Cathay, Robinsons, Marks & Spencer, Fairprice Xtra, and Ministry of National Development, two years prior to completion.
  • Jem™ is located at the prime site of Jurong Gateway with direct access to Jurong East MRT station and taxi rank. It is also in close proximity to the Jurong East Bus Interchange and Jurong Gateway office catchment.

Lend Lease is proud to unveil the crown jewel of shopping malls in the West of Singapore today – Jem™. Set to be the “gem” at the heart of the new commercial hub of the West, Jem™ will be the region’s mall of choice, seamlessly blending shopping with entertainment, functionality with experience and community culture with Orchard Road inspiration.

Lend Lease Project Development Director, Mr Paul Walker, said: “We are proud to be leading the transformation of the Jurong East precinct. With the fantastic retailer partnerships we have secured, we are well-placed to achieve our vision to become the first choice location for shopping and leisure in the West of Singapore. Jem™ will bring the best of Orchard Road to the West with shopping, entertainment, food and leisure all under one roof.”

Upon completion in the second quarter of 2013, Jem™ will be Singapore’s 3rd largest suburban shopping mall with six levels spanning a gross floor area of 818,000 sq ft (76,000 sq m) and housing over 280 retailers. To date, 50% of the retail area has been leased.

Six major anchor tenants have already been secured. Cathay will feature the largest cinema multiplex in the West with daily midnight movies.

“We are elated to be working together for the first time with Lend Lease to operate a 10-screen multiplex at Jem™ come early 2013. The new retro-chic themed multiplex will boast of eight commercial halls and two Platinum Movie Suites with a total seating capacity of 1,800. This project marks our first venture and sets in motion Cathay Cineplexes’ expansion in the western part of Singapore. With its opening, cinema-goers can look forward to late-night movie screenings and an extraordinary cinema-going experience of the utmost visual and audio quality for which Cathay Cineplexes is renowned,” said Mr Suhaimi Rafdi, Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Organisation.

The Robinsons Group of Companies will also be marking their first suburban venture with their flagship Robinson’s department store and a Marks & Spencer store.

Mr Jim McCallum, Head of Asia, The Robinsons Group of Companies, said: “As an up-and-coming retail and commercial hub, Jem™ blends sophistication and leisure, providing state of the art retail facilities to meet the needs of discerning shoppers. The new Robinsons at Jem™ is the biggest suburban departmental store in Singapore, spanning over 85,000 sq ft. The Robinsons Group is also pleased to open the largest suburban Marks & Spencer store at Jem™, to better cater to the evolving lifestyle needs of our customers. With a stronger retail portfolio helmed by superior innovation, the new 32,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store will offer an exciting selection of fashion, accessories, food and homeware merchandise – testament to our dedication to deliver high quality products at great value prices.”

Fairprice Xtra will provide everyday grocery shopping with a 70,000 sq ft hypermarket. The new Courts will be a 20,000 sq ft lifestyle store complete with tablet “bars” and Wi-Fi chill zones, while Koufu will provide an 18,000 sq ft food court with a breathtaking sky garden view.

In keeping with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s decentralisation strategy to provide jobs closer to homes, and business hubs outside the city centre, there will also be an office tower situated above the retail component scheduled for completion in late 2013.

The entire office building 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.

Jem™ is strategically located adjacent to the transportation hub in Jurong East. There is direct access to the Jurong East Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station that serves both north-south and east-west train lines. The mall is also exceptionally well connected due to its close proximity to the Jurong East Bus Interchange and has above ground connectivity to neighbouring sites.

Jem™ is expected to service 1.12 million people (20% of Singapore’s total population) who reside within Jem’s main trade area by 2013.

As with Lend Lease’s other projects in Singapore, and consistent with the company’s philosophy and commitment, Jem™ is designed to meet the requirements of the BCA Greenmark Platinum award, the country’s highest accolade for sustainability.

About Lend Lease
Lend Lease is a leading and international property and infrastructure group, with a focus on core markets in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 18,000 employees, Lend Lease’s capabilities span the property value chain and include development management; investment management; project management & construction and asset & property management. Our expertise covers multiple sectors including commercial, hospitality, retail, industrial and pharmaceutical.

Lend Lease creates 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