China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch) won the contract to design and build the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (JE ITH). The contract awarded by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has a value of SGD 477.4 million (USD 358 million).
The hub will feature a 27-storey tower block connected by a 90m-long sky bridge to an eight – storey podium block. The development will have offices, public facilities as well as retail spaces.
The hub comprises community and civic institutions, an office tower and a bus interchange. With its opening, commuters in the area can look forward to direct connectivity and more convenient transfers between the North-South and East-West Lines and the future Jurong Region Line at the Jurong East station.
To facilitate the construction of the Jurong Region Line and the Jurong East ITH, the existing Jurong East Bus Interchange is relocated from December 2020. The new interchange is located opposite the current interchange, along Jurong Gateway Road between the junctions of Jurong Gateway Road/ Jurong East Street 12 and Jurong Gateway Road/ Jurong East Central 1.
Like all LTA’s integrated transport hubs, the new one will also have incorporated inclusive facilities, including barrier-free alighting areas and toilets, priority queue zones with seats, and a nursing room. With the ITHs, commuters can easily run errands and shop conveniently and comfortably, before transferring to their connecting buses or trains. This is part of the Government’s efforts to create a more caring and inclusive public transport system.
The construction of the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub is expected to start in the second quarter of this year and will be completed in 2027.
In Singapore, China Communications Construction Company is currently constructing Boon Lay station on the Jurong Region Line and will soon start work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link viaduct and tunnels.