Two years ago, I unveiled the plans for Kampung Admiralty, next to Admiralty MRT Station. It is an integrated development, a one-stop hub to meet the community’s diverse needs.
Besides two blocks of housing for the elderly, this 11-storey modern Kampung will have a myriad of amenities and facilities: a medical centre, eldercare and childcare centres, retail shops, a hawker centre and a Community Park, all under one roof. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.
To support a car-lite Singapore, the development will have an underground mechanical bicycle parking system, a first in Singapore. The system can store and retrieve up to 500 bicycles. It provides a convenient and secure facility for cyclists to park their bicycles. And it optimises land use.
The project is taking shape. The foundation and basement have been completed: the achievements of 100 site personnel who put in a total of about 350,000 man-hours. They laid a firm foundation for Kampung Admiralty.
We have progressed onto the next phase of construction: with focus on completing the main building structure.
By September, the main building structure will be completed for our topping out ceremony. The remaining works will cover mechanical and electrical installations, landscaping and façade painting, which will be done progressively thereafter, for full completion next year.
I thank the team of engineers, site supervisors and workers who are working hard to realise our modern kampung. We have much to look forward to as we draw nearer to its completion in a year’s time!