Singapore, 28 March 2014 – The Seletar Mall, a joint venture development by Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) and United Engineers Limited, has been awarded a Gold in the BCA Green Mark Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to recognise its best practices and adoption of green building technologies. It is slated to open with an eclectic mix of retail, dining and lifestyle offerings at the end of this year.
The façade of the mall is mostly solid wall, which helps to reduce the area exposed to heat gain. The atrium day lighting design maximises the use of sunlight while minimising the need for artificial lighting during the day.
The mall also has energy efficient mechanical systems in place, such as mechanical ventilation with CO sensors in carpark areas, energy efficient air conditioning system, presence detection system in toilets and staircases to lower lighting energy usage and variable speed escalators to reduce speed automatically when there is no usage.
With these systems in place, the mall should see a 20 per cent decrease in lighting power spending while maintaining proper lighting level.
The Seletar Mall uses water-efficient fittings with a minimum of three ticks certified under the Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme. The mall provides private meters to monitor the major water usage system, which allows for better control of water utilisation as well as assessing possible locations of leakage.
A rainwater harvesting tank is put in place to collect rainwater for landscape irrigation. The use of cooling tower water treatment system also reduces water consumption. There is also pipe work to cater for NEWater in the building.
The mall promotes sustainable construction by using approved environmental friendly products such as drainage cells, dry wall partition, precast road kerbs and recycled formwork.
The greenery along the perimeter of the development at the 1st storey and the landscape at the 3rd and 4th storeys provides a cooler environment. Waste management and recycling initiatives are also in place.
The Seletar Mall is conveniently accessible via the Fernvale LRT station and bus stops, thereby encouraging the use of public transport. There are also 50 bicycle parks to promote the use of bicycles.
Indoor Environment Quality
The Seletar Mall has UV emitters installed for better indoor air quality and energy efficiency, which will aid in preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the mall.
Other Green Features
The Seletar Mall uses siphonic rainwater discharge system at its roof. It also provides carpark guiding system at its carparks.
The Seletar Mall also boasts several unique architectural features. The retail planning of the mall is based on a wide corridor organised around a voluminous atrium space. The shopping floors recede from the 2nd storey to the 4th storey in a terracing manner, creating an ambience of spaciousness and allowing a clear view of activities at the lower levels, and particularly, the main event space.
A large clerestory skylight perched above the atrium allows natural light to enter the mall, thereby ensuring a cheerful atmosphere throughout the day. Roof gardens outside the food court and the Cineplex offer an outdoor experience with views of lush landscape and greenery.
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About The Seletar Mall
The Seletar Mall is a 6-storey development by Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) and United Engineers Limited (UEL). This joint venture mall is conveniently located at the junction of Sengkang West Avenue and Fernvale Road and is highly accessible via the Sengkang North East Line (NEL) MRT/ Fernvale LRT station, with bus routes connecting to the Sengkang bus interchange and two main expressways, Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Central Expressway (CTE).
The Seletar Mall, with a net lettable area of 188,000 sq ft, is positioned as a family oriented shopping mall with retail and F&B spread over four levels above ground plus two basement levels. The Seletar Mall will enjoy a catchment of 320,000 residents living in HDB flats, private condominiums and landed homes located within 3 km radius of the mall. Apart from the residential catchment, there is also a good-sized working population at the Seletar Aerospace Park next to Seletar Airport and the Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park.
About Singapore Press Holdings
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.