UIC Building

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UIC Building
UIC building from Shenton Way.jpg
Alternative names United Industrial Corporation Limited Building
General information
Status Demolished
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Brutalist
Location 5 Shenton Way
Coordinates 1°16′40.51″N 103°50′58.49″E / 1.2779194°N 103.8495806°E / 1.2779194; 103.8495806Coordinates: 1°16′40.51″N 103°50′58.49″E / 1.2779194°N 103.8495806°E / 1.2779194; 103.8495806
Completed 1973
Roof 152 m (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40
Design and construction
Architect Chan Kui Chuan
Singapore Associate Architects
Developer United Industrial Corporation Limited

The UIC Building (United Industrial Corporation Limited Building) was a 40-storey, 152 m (499 ft) skyscraper in the city-state of Singapore. The tower was completed in 1973, and it is the 39th-tallest building in Singapore, tied in rank with Chevron House, Meritus Mandarin Singapore Tower Two, and One Marina Boulevard. At the time of its 1973 completion, the UIC Building was the tallest structure in the city-state and one of the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia.[3] It retained the former title for only one year, as the 162 m (531 ft) United Overseas Bank Plaza Two was completed in 1974. The building was renovated in 1986 and was given a new concrete facade in the Brutalist style of architecture.[2]

In 2007, United Industrial Corporation, under a collective sale, bought the 21.2 per cent of the UIC Building that it did not already own in order for a redevelopment.

The UIC Building is to become V on Shenton (Five on Shenton) development which will include mix of residential and commercial units. Demolition work has started in the beginning of 2012.[citation needed]

V on Shenton[edit]

V on Shenton
General information
Type Mixed residential and commercial
Location 5 Shenton Way, Singapore
Completed 2017 (estimated)
Technical details
Floor count 53
Design and construction
Architect Ben van Berkel of UN Studio
Architect 61
Developer United Industrial Corporation Limited
V on Shenton

V on Shenton (pronounced as Five on Shenton) is a 53-storey mixed residential and commercial development located at 5 Shenton Way, Singapore. It is developed by the United Industrial Corporation (UIC), and is due for completion in 2017. It will be built on the site of the current UIC Building.

The new development comprises one Office Tower (24 storeys) and one Residential Tower (53 storeys). The 99-year leasehold (from 1969) residential tower will feature a lap pool, Laundromat, outdoor island kitchens and gymnasium. Most of the higher-floor units will offer unobstructed views of the sea and city. The 23-storey office tower will not be released for sale and will be kept for the group’s own investment purposes.

V On Shenton will also have 588 car park lots.[4]

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