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Paya Lebar Airbase to make way for future town with 150,000 new homes

The relocation of the airbase to Changi was announced in the National Day Rally of 2013. Paya Lebar Airport formally opened in 1955, and was Singapore’s first commercial global airport prior to Changi Airport was constructed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was converted into an army airbase.

When Paya Lebar Airbase moves out in the 2030s, it will be redeveloped into a new town with around 150,000 brand-new residences, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally on Aug 21.
Read likewise: The next chapter in Paya Lebar’s growth

When it’s relocated, Artist’s impact of future town with central spine on the website of the Paya Lebar Airbase

The path extends 3.8 kilometres across the Paya Lebar Airbase.

” It will certainly not happen overnight,” says Lee. “But over years, we can entirely reimagine the Eastern part of Singapore.”.

The moving of the airbase will certainly also suggest some of the building elevation limitations around it can be lifted
Public and also exclusive real estate can sit on both sides of the back, with features and also recreational locations close by. Industrial as well as industrial developments can likewise lie close by, to bring work closer to houses. (Find Singapore business residential or commercial properties with our industrial directory).

The runway extends 3.8 km across the Paya Lebar Airbase. According to Lee, it is aligned along the instructions of prevailing winds, for aircraft to stay clear of crosswinds when they remove and also land. The future community can be oriented parallel, which will make the community normally breezy, he adds.

The moving of the airbase will likewise mean several of the structure elevation restrictions around it can be raised. This suggests, neighbouring communities such as Hougang, Marine Parade or Punggol can be redeveloped, with more features consisted of as well as much better use of room.

Paya Lebar Airport officially opened up in 1955, and also was Singapore’s first commercial worldwide airport before Changi Airport was constructed. In 1981, Paya Lebar Airport was transformed right into an armed forces airbase.

” It will certainly be a distinctive and also eye-catching heritage attribute, distinct to Paya Lebar,” states Lee.


The path can be repurposed into the community’s “central spinal column”, and became “an environment-friendly connector” or community room extending from one end of the town to the other.

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