Tampines GRC Member of Parliament Heng Swee Keat, just unveiled the design for Singapore’s first integrated lifestyle hub — the Tampines Town Hub, with groundbreaking in two months time, and the entire project set to be completed by 2015.
It will be built on the current site of the Tampines Stadium and Sports Hall, with upgraded “bigger and better” sporting facilities, featuring a higher capacity seat stadia with features such as LED screens, to cater for a better spectator experience. The new sport facilities will serve as main focal points for regional sport competitions, leagues and events.
Besides sporting facilities, the new Town Hub will also feature retail spaces, and a performing arts centre. The Tampines Regional Library, Housing Board and Town Council branches, will also move in to the new facility.
This is excellent news for me, because in Singapore, I live just right across the proposed Town Hub! I hope the plans for upgraded sporting facilities include the adjacent swimming complex and gym, and the inline hockey court. I’d love to see improvements to Tampines Central Park also, to play host to smaller community events, and act as a run-off from the Town Hub and into the surrounding housing blocks.