Northpoint Shopping Centre

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Location Yishun, Singapore
Address 930 Yishun Avenue 2
Opening date 1992
Developer Frasers Centrepoint
Management Frasers Centrepoint
Owner Frasers Centrepoint Trust
No. of stores and services 168
Total retail floor area 235,000 square feet (21,800 m2)
No. of floors 7
Website Northpoint Shopping Centre

Northpoint Shopping Centre (Chinese: 纳福坊) is the first major suburban shopping mall in Singapore which opened in 1992.

Northpoint is conveniently located opposite Yishun MRT station and next to the Yishun Bus Interchange. It completed asset enhancement works in early 2010 to refresh the mall and integrate it with its new wing, Northpoint 2. The centre has a combined net lettable area of 235,000 sq ft (21,800 m2), which consists of numerous retail stores. Other popular tenants include Cold Storage, Harvey Norman, POPULAR Bookstore and Timezone.

A new feature is the large 5,400 sq ft (500 m2) rooftop water playground.

In May 2010, Northpoint won a bronze award in the BCA Universal Design Award for Built Environment 2010 - Refurbished Building Category. This award gives recognition to buildings which have good practices and take special efforts to raise awareness of the importance of providing seamless accessible built environment for all. Northpoint is also accredited with the Business for Families mark.

History[edit]

As the first suburban mall back in 1992, it received a lot of publicity. As this is the first mall, it marked the first time some of these departmental stores or shops venturing to the New Towns. Shops or brand name like Cold Storage, John Little, Swensen's, Giordano, Guardian, Photo Finish, Mark and Spencer's and Toys R Us opened their first outlet in the heartland. Now it is common to see these outlets in the suburban areas.

In 2001, Northpoint underwent a refurbishment programme which saw the interior flooring and signage being replaced.

In 2002, a 2-storey annex housing small eateries and retail outlets was opened on the site adjacent to the bus interchange. The annex was closed in 2007 to facilitate enhancement works.

A new extension to Northpoint was opened in October 2008 while a refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing Northpoint and another further extension to Northpoint on the site of the former annex is completed.

Tenants[edit]

With a combined net lettable area of 235,536 sqf, the new integrated Northpoint boasts a mix of services and retail tenants such as the Yishun Public Library, Japanese-themed food court Ishi Mura and Bakerzin, amongst others. Other tenants include Cold Storage, Harvey Norman, POPULAR Bookstore and Timezone.

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