New Shaw Tower to blend in with Ophir-Rochor makeover

35-storey office, retail space beside Guoco Midtown to be up by 2023

Shaw Tower's owner is planning to sync its redevelopment plans with Guoco Midtown where construction has started last week.
Shaw Tower's owner is planning to sync its redevelopment plans with Guoco Midtown where construction has started last week.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

The redevelopment of Shaw Tower was motivated in part by its owner's hopes that the new building and neighbouring GuocoLand's Guoco Midtown on Beach Road will be up around the same time, as part of the rejuvenation of the Ophir-Rochor corridor.

To that end, the 42 year-old Shaw Tower will likely be torn down and a new 35-storey grade A office and retail building completed in its place by 2023. Some 150 tenants have been given advance notice to relocate elsewhere on or before June 30, 2020.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'New Shaw Tower to blend in with Ophir-Rochor makeover'. Print Edition | Subscribe