Lend Lease is recognised for design and sustainability excellence at the Building and Construction Authority Awards 2013

Posted on 23 May 2013

Jem®, the award-winning mixed-use development in the Jurong Gateway precinct, opening in second quarter of 2013

Singapore, 14 May 2013 – Lend Lease is honored to win two awards at the annual Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards 2013; Mr Mann Young, Head of Sustainability, Asia, Lend Lease will be awarded the Green Advocate of the Year Award while Jem®, a mixed-use development in Jurong Gateway, is one of the recipients of BCA’s coveted first Universal Design (UD) Mark Award for its exemplary UD features.

Mr Mann Young said: “At Lend Lease, the community is at the heart of everything we do. We want to kickstart a revolution in the building industry by focusing on innovative technology and programmes that ultimately produce an inclusive and greener built environment. This is in line with our vision of Creating the Best Places as we create designs that revolve around people to leave a positive legacy for generations to come.”

Congratulating Lend Lease, BCA CEO Dr. John Keung commented: “We are proud to work with partners like Lend Lease, who are renowned for placing sustainability at the top of their priorities. Their projects are an example of how one can optimise project outcomes that are not only sustainable but also take into consideration the commercial and business aspirations of all key stakeholders. This is the way forward, as we embark on our journey together to develop a truly sustainable and inclusive city.”

Mr Mann Young will be conferred the Green Advocate of the Year at this year’s BCA awards ceremony on 16 May 2013 in recognition of his commitment and passion for environmental sustainability. Responsible for driving Lend Lease’s sustainability philosophy of “Every Action Adds Up”, he constantly introduces innovative technology to the building sector hoping to see a positive revolution in the industry. Lend Lease’s Jem®, 313@somerset and Parkway Parade are leading projects amongst his notable project contributions in Singapore, with all three projects awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum status. He also contributed to help Setia City Mall be the first mall in Malaysia to win the BCA Green Mark Gold Award. His other industry advocacy roles in the sustainability arena include the Chairperson of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) Sustainability Committee, a committee member of United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) Property Working Group and the World Green Building Council Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Green Building Council Network.

Jem® will be among the first recipients of the coveted Universal Design (UD) Mark Award voluntary certification scheme at the ceremony this year, winning the GoldPlus (design) award. The UD Mark accords recognition to developments and projects that pursue a design philosophy that enables everyone – the young, the old and persons with different abilities – to enjoy inclusive living in familiar surroundings with their loved ones. Some of the notable measures adopted by the highly anticipated retail and commercial development include conducting consumer focus group studies to understand their needs and requirements, adopting a guide dog friendly policy in the mall and a comprehensive network of shelters and connecting walkways are all evidence of Jem® catering to the varying needs of diverse user groups in its community. The designed facilities will continue to be maintained with the original purpose in mind as Lend Lease continues to manage the mall. Lend Lease is involved as owner, development manager, constructor and asset and property manager, ensuring the universal design is upkept through the entire property spectrum.

In addition to these accolades, Lend Lease is honored to be the Project and Construction Manager of the Singapore Pools Building at Middle Road that received the BCA Green Mark GoldPlus award. Working closely with Singapore Pools and CPG Consultants, Lend Lease played an instrumental role in bringing the building and infrastructure up to current standards of energy-saving excellence.

These industry recognitions on both an individual and project-wide level are strong testaments to Lend Lease’s continual strong commitment to sustainability and alignment to BCA’s vision to have the best built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city.

 

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; 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. Lend Lease’s name in Chinese is 联盛.

About Jem®

Jem® will be the first lifestyle hub in West Singapore where mid to mid-plus shopping meets entertainment; functionality meets experience and where community culture meets city inspiration. Jem’s name is a wordplay reference of the mall as the crown jewel of Jurong and West Singapore.

To be completed in the second quarter of 2013, Jem® will be Singapore’s third largest suburban mall housing 241 units over 818,000 square feet of retail space across six levels. Directly connected to the Jurong East MRT station and located at the junction of Jurong Gateway Road 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 include Robinsons, FairPrice Xtra, Cathay Cineplexes, Cookhouse by Koufu, H&M, Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer and Courts. Other exciting brands opening their first outlet in West Singapore with Jem® include Muji, Books Kinokuniya, Sephora, Apple via EpiCentre, Imperial Treasure Seafood Restaurant, Paris Baguette, Shu Uemura, Topshop, MANGO and Victoria’s Secret.

Jem® is the first mixed use development in Singapore to achieve the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum version 4.0 award, which is the highest accolade for sustainability in Singapore. Jem® also won the Gold award in the ‘Best Innovative Green Building’ category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2012. The MIPIM Asia Awards highlight outstanding developments in the Asia Pacific region for their innovative, technical, environmental and architectural qualities. Jem® received the UD Mark GoldPLUS (Design) Award at the Singapore BCA Awards 2013. The UD Mark Award recognises developments and projects that pursue a design philosophy that enables everyone – the young, the old and persons with different abilities – to enjoy inclusive living in familiar surroundings with their loved ones.