Penrose condominium’s nearby amenity – Paya Lebar Air Base Relocation
In 2013, during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally Speech, he announced that the Paya Lebar Airbase will be relocated to Tengah Air Base and Changi Air Base. However, since the relocation is a long, tedious and complicated process, it will only take place after 2030, when the facilities of the airbase have been replaced in other sites and the basic infrastructures, in the area currently occupied by the Air Base, have been laid out. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) open house, an air show, is usually held here. There is also an Air Force Museum opened for the public to visit. Residents of Penrose condominium can reach Kinex in 8 to 10 minutes by driving.
A short history of the air base: the former Paya Lebar Airport opened in 1955 and was Singapore’s second international airport then. In 1981, after the airport moved to Changi, the site was completely converted into a military air-force base and then renamed as Paya Lebar Air Base.
The relocation will free up 800ha of land, which is larger than Bishan or Ang Mo Kio. This large piece of land will be used to build new homes, offices, factories, parks, community, etc., as part of URA’s plans to develop Paya Lebar Central into a commercial centre with vibrant public spaces and a major employment node. Another big impact of the relocation is that the buildings in the area can be built higher as the current height restrictions will be relaxed. This thus means that the current developments in the area will have the potential to be redeveloped. In fact, the freed-up land is estimated to accommodate 60,000 to 80,000 public and private homes.
After relocation, the site will still have its rich aviation heritage retained and integrated with community spaces, forming a unique yet distinct identity. Although the exact plan for redevelopment is not out yet, and URA is seeking the public’s ideas by organising a redesign idea competition, we can be sure to expect a smart, sustainable, inclusive and vibrant neighbourhood in the future. Moreover, due to the strategic location of the site, connectivity across towns will be boosted after the relocation.
Future residents of Penrose condominium should explore the area around current location of Paya Lebar Air Base. Please be prepared to pay a visit to Penrose condo showflat,where you can get direct developer Penrose condo price and more details about the site plan and floor plan.