Shopping mall JCube to cease operations from Aug 7
The mall, which houses an ice rink, will make way for a new residential development.
Shopping mall JCube will cease operations from Aug 7, its developer CapitaLand Development (CLD) announced on Tuesday (Feb 7).
It will make way for a new 40-storey residential development with commercial space on the first and second floors, after CLD received provisional permission from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
The new development is targeted for completion in 2027. It will complement the Government’s plans to bring new homes – alongside new businesses, recreational facilities and amenities – to the Jurong Lake District as it transforms into Singapore’s largest business district outside of the central area, said CLD in its press release.
JCube is among the four shopping malls within the vicinity of Jurong East interchange. It was opened on Apr 2, 2012, taking over the former Jurong Entertainment Centre.
However, the opening of Jem and Westgate as well as the redevelopment of IMM saw its shine diminished.
JCube currently houses tenants like Daiso, Don Don Donki and Iuiga. It also consists of an ice rink – frequently used by the Singapore Ice Hockey Association and the Singapore Ice Skating Association – and a movie theatre run by Shaw.
When the new residential development is completed, it will eventually be served by four MRT lines: East-West, North-South and the future Jurong Region and Cross Island Lines.
The residential development will also be linked to the upcoming Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, which includes an air-conditioned bus interchange, a public library, a community club and a sports centre.
CLD said it is working closely with JCube tenants and will provide them with the necessary support to ensure a smooth handover of the premises.