Set to be one of the greenest, healthiest and smartest workplaces in Singapore, both organisations are bringing together their respective expertise in smart facilities management, sustainable building and placemaking capabilities that will enhance the continuing transformation of the Paya Lebar precinct into a lively commercial hub
Certis and Lendlease today officially broke ground on the new Paya Lebar Green – set to be one of Singapore’s most advanced, green, smart-tech and super low-energy decentralised Grade-A workplaces. At a groundbreaking ceremony graced by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development, together with senior leaders from Certis and Lendlease, both organisations unveiled how the redevelopment, which will also house Certis’ global headquarters, heralds the next chapter of Paya Lebar’s transformation into one of Singapore’s most lively commercial hubs.
Mr Olivier Lim, Chairman, Certis, shared, “Beyond Paya Lebar, we are confident that Certis’ transformation as a business will continue to make a material contribution to Singapore’s security landscape and smart-city aspirations. Certis has strong integrated capabilities in tech enabled Security+ and smart facilities management. We will showcase our broad set of capabilities in this new building.”
Mr Tony Lombardo, Global CEO & Managing Director, Lendlease, said, “Paya Lebar Central is fast becoming one of Singapore’s best places to live, work and play. We stand ready to work alongside Certis and the Singapore Government to deliver Paya Lebar Green. Incorporating the very latest sustainability and smart building technologies, the project will be a fitting addition to Paya Lebar’s already thriving urban fabric.”
With the respective capabilities of both parties, the new Paya Lebar Green will feature best-in-class facilities management, green building techniques and technologies as well as sustainable building design and placemaking for a future-ready workplace prioritising the health, well-being and productivity of both tenants and Certis employees. While Paya Lebar Green will continue serving as Certis’ global headquarters, the redevelopment will create about 220,000 square feet of prime, decentralised Grade- A office spaces complete with superb end-of-trip facilities and Green Plot Ratio of 3.0.
Paya Lebar Green comprises two buildings. Building 1 has received the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL Core Silver pre-certification for prospective tenants’ health and well-being, and was also awarded the WiredScore Platinum certification, which is the global accreditor’s highest- awarded mark. Building 2 has also received the WiredScore Gold standard for digital connectivity rating. As an entire development, Paya Lebar Green is on track to be certified by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as Green Mark 2021 Platinum-Super Low Energy upon its completion in 2024.
Accelerating the continued transformation of the wider Paya Lebar Central precinct
Paya Lebar Green is part of the wider Paya Lebar commercial centre located minutes away from the airport and Singapore’s Central Business District. Employees, tenants and visitors will be able to enjoy the healthier commute options that are supported by superb connectivity to major transportation networks including 3 MRT lines and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), the Park Connector Network (PCN), the surrounding green, vibrant public spaces and quality fringe amenities. To further encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for its occupants, Paya Lebar Green is equipped with shared mobility solutions and end-of-trip facilities to enable the seamless use of car, bike and scooter share services.
Featuring Certis’ best-in-class facilities management technologies
As a leading security services provider, Certis has been advancing its Smart Facilities Management (FM) capabilities and will be integrating the full suite of its tech-led capabilities including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics into Paya Lebar Green.
Mozart, an integrated system that puts security in its forefront, is Certis’ proprietary orchestration platform that uses AI and data-driven capabilities to achieve sustainability and productivity for smart building outcomes. With Mozart, the new building will be able to successfully orchestrate many complex solutions by integrating IoT sensors and robotics. Paya Lebar Green will be able to harness the technology and data-driven capabilities necessary to achieve sustainability and drive productivity outcomes.
A green, healthy and smart building putting people first
Paya Lebar Green will set the pace for the built environment sector throughout its lifecycle, right from the start. Led by a people-centric approach, the redevelopment of the Certis global headquarters will be equipped with features that enable digital connectivity, optimal occupant health and wellness as well as climate responsiveness.
Lendlease will bring its expertise in green and sustainable construction with a focus on minimising environmental impact by reducing direct harmful emissions onsite, recycling building materials, and using low embodied carbon materials and renewable energy sources. Lendlease will apply an innovative modular construction of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) system and maximise prefabrication solutions. As a result, the project is slated to attain a more than 80% overall recycling rate for construction and demolition waste.
Visitors to Paya Lebar Green can expect various tech-enhanced health and well-being features, from embedded solutions such as natural ventilation, enhanced filtration systems and bi-polar ionisation, to IoT sensors measuring occupancy, light levels and temperatures for a comfortable yet sustainable working environment, while providing environmental data analytics for continuous operational efficiency improvements.
Aside from its quality indoor environment, Paya Lebar Green will also feature biodiverse, vertical greenery. The embedded smart and sustainable solutions will help achieve greater energy performance for the buildings. In addition, a high-performance double-glazed façade and Air-Conditioning Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) system will facilitate the development in achieving BCA’s Green Mark 2021 Platinum-Super Low Energy rating with more than 60% energy savings.