JCube, from Jurong East MRT station.
|Location||Jurong East, Singapore|
|Opening date||April 2, 2012|
|No. of stores and services||154|
|Total retail floor area||210,000 square feet (20,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||6|
JCube (Chinese: 裕冰坊) is a shopping centre located in Jurong East, Singapore. It is home to Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink and the first IMAX theatre in the suburbs. It is owned by CapitaMall Trust and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.
Jurong Entertainment Centre
It had a net lettable retail floor area of 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2), and featured Fuji Ice Palace, one of the only two ice rinks in Singapore. In 2000, it was converted into a cineplex, with a total of six screens, operated by the Shaw Organisation. The shopping centre was within walking distance from Jurong East MRT station.
The Jurong Entertainment Centre was closed for redevelopment in October 2008 and was expected to be completed by 2011. The S$138.2 million asset enhancement work planned—the current JCube—houses Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice skating rink. Other asset enhancement includes a newly created floor where the present cineplex was relocated to. The retail space on all floors was also reconfigured so as to maximise the efficiency at the mall. In addition, a rooftop landscaped garden was constructed on the top level.
However, due to the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and high construction costs, the redevelopment programme was delayed. The building was completely demolished in February 2010.
On May 21, 2010, CapitaMall Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new mall on the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre. The 204,000 square feet (19,000 m2) new mall, named JCube, comprises five levels of retail, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped plaza. JCube started welcoming shoppers on 2 April 2012., and is managed by CapitaMalls Asia.
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