Why Dyson chose St James Power Station instead of CBD office for new global HQ in Singapore

St James Power Station, which has a history harking back to 1927 as Singapore's first coal-fired power plant, fits in with the building philosophy of Dyson.
St James Power Station, which has a history harking back to 1927 as Singapore's first coal-fired power plant, fits in with the building philosophy of Dyson.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
An artist's impression of the new Dyson headquarters, which will be located at St James Power Station.
An artist's impression of the new Dyson headquarters, which will be located at St James Power Station.PHOTO: DYSON

SINGAPORE - Singapore has plenty of gleaming skyscrapers with swanky offices but a colonial-era power station is electrical appliance giant Dyson's top pick for its new global head office because founder James Dyson wanted "an inspiring place".

St James Power Station, which has a history harking back to 1927 as Singapore's first coal-fired power plant, fits in with the building philosophy of Dyson, said its global estates director Jasper Hasell.

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