Our Tampines Hub

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Our Tampines Hub
Former namesTampines Town Hub
General information
StatusComplete
TypeMixed-use development
Architectural styleSustainable architecture
Location1 Tampines Walk, Tampines Central, Tampines, Singapore
Coordinates1°16′34″N 3°56′25″E / 1.276208°N 03.9404°E / 1.276208; 03.9404Coordinates: 1°16′34″N 3°56′25″E / 1.276208°N 03.9404°E / 1.276208; 03.9404
CostS$500 million
OwnerPeople’s Association
Technical details
Floor count7
Grounds5.3 hectares
Design and construction
ArchitectDP Architects Pte Ltd
Website
https://www.ourtampineshub.sg/
Town Square (Stadium)
Public transitTampines (EW2/DT32)
Capacity5,000
SurfaceArtificial turf
Tenants
Tampines Rovers FC (2018–present)
Geylang International FC (2019–present)

Our Tampines Hub (Abbreviation: OTH) is Singapore’s first-ever integrated community and lifestyle building in Tampines, Singapore. It is located on the grounds of the former Tampines Stadium and Tampines Sports Hall[1] and is part of the Tampines Regional Centre development.

Built based on feedback from 15,000 residents, the complex was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 6 August 2017.[2] The current multi-purpose complex replaced the former Tampines Stadium, Tampines Sports Hall, Tampines Swimming Complex, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) Tampines Branch Office and the Tampines Regional Library, housing them under one roof.

History[edit]

Tampines Sports Hall on July 2006

Our Tampines Hub occupies the grounds of the former sports facilities of Tampines Stadium and Tampines Sports Hall, which was opened in December 1989 in conjunction with the adjacent Tampines Swimming Complex.[3] This coincided with the HDB's plan for opening sporting facilities new housing estates in the late eighties. Tampines Stadium was also the home stadium of the S-League Tampines Rovers Football Club.

Plans for a new proposed integrated lifestyle town hub development to be built on the site of Tampines Stadium and Tampines Sports Hall were unveiled on 21 January 2011, and was part of the Tampines Masterplan for 2011-2015.[4]

On 11 May 2013, a groundbreaking ceremony led by Members of Parliament for Tampines GRC was held at the former Tampines Stadium for what was to be for an integrated-community and sports facility on what was then known as Tampines Town Hub.[5] By July 2013, Tampines Stadium had been completely demolished.[6][7] Construction commenced on 1 June 2014.[8]

The official name of "Tampines Town Hub" was unveiled as Our Tampines Hub on 30 August 2015 with more than 2,000 residents in attendance. Residents also received updates and progress on the features and facilities offered.[9] Residents also had a chance to vote and decide on the hub's logo. OTH opened in three stages, becoming fully operational on 6 August 2017.

Facilities[edit]

The building houses six different swimming pools that satisfy families as well as sportspeople, one of which is the largest rooftop pool in Singapore. It also houses a 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) playground and the Tampines Regional Library.[2]

Public Services Centre[edit]

OTH features a Public Services Centre, where residents have access to government services and assistance at a common location.[10] It houses a 24/7 e-service lobby offering services from six different agencies: namely People’s Association, North East Community Development Council, Housing Development Board, Workforce Singapore, Ministry of Social and Family Development, and ActiveSG.[11]

Town Square[edit]

The "Town Square" in July 2017

Formerly known as Tampines Stadium, the main feature of OTH, the Town Square is a 5,000 seater stadium with a FIFA-endorsed "2 Star Quality Pro football pitch". The artificial turf can be used for both football and rugby matches, and also for other community events.

After 6 years of vacating Tampines Stadium for the construction of OTH, Tampines Rovers Football Club returned to their home ground with much fanfare.[12] The pitch saw its first football match on July 2017, with Tampines Rovers beating Brunei DPMM, 2-0. Tampines Rovers temporarily played at Clementi Stadium and Jurong West Stadium while OTH was under construction.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Tampines Hub - @About Our Tampines Hub". www.ourtampineshub.sg.
  2. ^ a b Lee, Rachelle (6 August 2018). "Our Tampines Hub opens, featuring arts theatre, rooftop pool, town's largest playground". ChannelNewsAsia. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Tampines Sports Hall - Tampines - Singapore". Yelp.
  4. ^ "First-of-its-kind lifestyle hub in Tampines". www.asiaone.com.
  5. ^ "Tampines Tempo" (PDF). Tampines Town Council. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Tampines Stadium - Aik Sun Demolition & Engineering". aiksun.com.sg.
  7. ^ Cheng Kiang Ng (29 June 2013). "Tampines Stadium Demolition" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ migration (1 June 2014). "Construction of Tampines town hub starts".
  9. ^ "TODAY Online - Tampines new town hub to open progressively".
  10. ^ hermes (28 November 2016). "Six govt agencies under one roof at Tampines' new hub".
  11. ^ "Public services for everyone – all under one roof!".
  12. ^ "About Us". 17 February 2016.
  13. ^ Nair, Suresh. "'Our Tampines Hub' roars with football inside a shopping mall". www.theindependent.sg.