JCube Shopping Centre in Singapore is set to close and make way for a 40-storey JCube condo residence. This iconic shopping centre has been a part of Singapore’s shopping landscape for the JCube Condo past 13 years, and its closure is a significant event in the country’s retail history.
Located in the Jurong East area, the shopping centre has always been a popular destination for shoppers and tourists alike. It features a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets, including a cinema, ice-skating rink and bowling alley. However, the shopping centre has seen a decline in footfall over the past few years, and its owners have decided to make a new use of the space.
In its place, they are planning to build a 40-storey condominium complex. This will include residential units, a shopping mall, and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The building will feature a host of modern amenities, including a sky terrace, gym, pool, and 24-hour concierge service.
The JCube condo residence is set to be a modern and luxurious development that will offer residents a unique living experience. It will also provide a convenient and pleasant living environment for its residents, as it is close to many amenities, including schools, parks, and entertainment centres.
The closure of the shopping centre marks the end of an era for Singapore’s retail sector. However, it is also an exciting opportunity for the country to explore new uses for existing spaces. The JCube condo residence is set to be a modern, luxurious development that will provide a unique and convenient living experience for its residents. It is also a sign of Singapore’s commitment to creating a smart and sustainable built environment.
JCube Shopping Centre in Singapore is set to close its doors on August 6, 2023, to make way for a 40-storey residential development. The closure was announced by CapitaLand Development (Singapore) (CLD) on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
The new 40-storey condominium will replace the current JCube Shopping Centre in Jurong East, Singapore, and is expected to be completed by 2027. It will feature commercial space on the first and second storeys. CLD also plans to launch a sales launch in the second half of 2023.
The closure of JCube Shopping Centre has come as a surprise to many of its tenants, who have been caught off guard by the news. Some had heard rumours of the mall’s closure a few weeks prior, but only received confirmation on Tuesday. Customers have also been asking the staff of the stores at JCube if they have any discounts due to the closure.
However, one tenant of JCube, Mr Noelle Kok, the owner of local food and beverage outlet, Yung Yung, knew about the closure even before signing the contract. He said that his contract was meant to end in late April 2023 and that the news of the closure was not shocking to him.
CLD has stated that it is working closely with the existing tenants of JCube and providing them with the necessary support to ensure a smooth handover of the premises. However, some tenants have expressed sadness, especially those who have worked and lived in Jurong East for many years.
Many of the staff of JCube are expected to be transferred to other outlets, but they are waiting for further instructions from their management. Some customers have also been asking the staff about the plans for their future.
The new condominium is expected to bring more residential and commercial opportunities to the district and is sure to be a great addition to the area. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for JCube Shopping Centre.