Construction on Yishun's Northpoint City retail and transport hub to commence in April

An artist's impression of the Community Garden in Northpoint City, accessible to residents of Yishun 24/7. -- PHOTO: FRASERS CENTREPOINT LIMITED 
An artist's impression of the Community Garden in Northpoint City, accessible to residents of Yishun 24/7. -- PHOTO: FRASERS CENTREPOINT LIMITED 

SINGAPORE - Works to transform Nee Soon into an integrated hub will begin on April 15, after Frasers Centrepoint Limited awarded the main contract for the project to Lum Chang Building Contractors.

The landmark development, called Northpoint City, is expected to be completed in 2018, said a press release issued by Frasers Centrepoint on Tuesday.

Spanning 1.33 million square feet, Northpoint City will incorporate the 920-unit North Park Residences, the largest retail mall in the north of Singapore with over 500 outlets and a first-of-its-kind Community Club housed inside a shopping mall.

Other highlights include a Town Plaza the size of 10 basketball courts, a transport hub with an air-conditioned bus interchange, and a shopping underpass linked to Yishun MRT station.

Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam, who is also MP for Nee Soon GRC, said in the release: "The partnership between the agencies and FCL will create a new Nee Soon. The changes will be exciting.

"Residents and businesses can look forward to a greener landscape. There will be integration of community and healthcare facilities, transport infrastructure, as well as attractive lifestyle offerings."

mklee@sph.com.sg