6 Battery Road

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6 Battery Road
Maybank Tower, Bank Of China and 6 Battery Road.JPG
6 Battery Road (far right)
Former names Standard Chartered Bank
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location Raffles Place, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′07″N 103°51′06″E / 1.285404°N 103.851764°E / 1.285404; 103.851764Coordinates: 1°17′07″N 103°51′06″E / 1.285404°N 103.851764°E / 1.285404; 103.851764
Completed 1984
Owner CapitaCommercial Trust
Height
Roof 174 m (571 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
3 below ground
Design and construction
Architect P & T Group
Developer CapitaLand Limited
Main contractor Meinhardt
References
[1][2][3][4]

6 Battery Road, formerly the Standard Chartered Bank Building, is a high-rise skyscraper located in the central business district of Singapore. It is located on 6 Battery Road, in Raffles Place. The tower is situated adjacent to the Bank of China Building[5] and faces the Singapore River. It is a class-A office building, and houses offices of several multi-national companies. The development has a net floor area of 46,060 sqm as at 30 June 2007,[6] and has direct access to Raffles Place MRT Station.

At its completion, it was the largest building for the Standard Chartered Bank worldwide and also represented the largest single investment by a British company. The building is on a 999-year leasehold.[7]

History[edit]

6 Battery Road was designed by P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Private Limited, and was completed in 1984. Other firms involved in the development included CapitaLand Commercial Limited, Clover Properties Private Limited, Hazama Gumi, CapitaLand Limited, Lighting Design Partnership, Meinhardt (Singapore) Private Limited, and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP.

The building was officially opened on 24 October 1984 by Lord Barber, then chairman of the Standard Chartered Bank Group as the anchor tenant. The building's 1st, 20th, 21st, 43rd, and 44th floors underwent renovation, which was completed in March 2002.

Architecture[edit]

6 Battery Road has a baltic brown granite exterior, and is mainly made out of concrete. Despite the building being a British investment, it was feng-shui (Chinese geomancy) tested. Even the opening date was chosen as it was a propitious day according to the Chinese Almanac.

Amenities[edit]

Dedicated with uniquely customised features, the grand lobby of the building has concierge service counter, sofa seating area, water features, and a black-lit onyx wall. There are also 190 car park spaces over three basement levels.

6 Battery Road (brown building on left) is in many photographs of the Singapore skyline. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 6 Battery Road at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ 6 Battery Road at Emporis
  3. ^ 6 Battery Road at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ 6 Battery Road at Structurae
  5. ^ "Asia Travel : Map of Standard Chartered Battery Road (S) 049909". StreetDirectory. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  6. ^ "6 Battery Road". CapitaLand. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Giddy: Case study - 6 Battery Road". Ian Giddy. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 

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