Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong visits Raffles City Chongqing ahead of its opening in 2H 2019
Singapore, 23 August 2018 – Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong today paid a visit to the showsuite and site of Raffles City Chongqing, Singapore’s largest single development in China at RMB24 billion (about S$4.9 billion). Developed by CapitaLand, the architectural and engineering marvel is located on Chaotianmen – known as the crown jewel of Chongqing in southwest China.
The construction on Raffles City Chongqing is about 80% completed and the 1.12-million-square-metre (sq m) megastructure is on track to open in phases from 2H 2019. Recognised as a symbol of strong ties between China and Singapore, Raffles City Chongqing will be home to the Sino-Singapore Collaboration Centre, an initiative by CapitaLand and Chongqing’s Yuzhong District government aimed at bridging companies pursuing cross-border expansion to the immense growth opportunities in Chongqing.
About Raffles City Chongqing
Raffles City Chongqing comprises a retail podium and eight skyscrapers for residential, office, serviced residence and hotel use, of which the tallest two measure 350 metres in height. A distinctive design feature of the development is The Conservatory, a 250-metre-high sky bridge housing a rich array of amenities – including a viewing gallery, sky gardens, an infinity pool and restaurants – that sits above four of the skyscrapers and is linked to two other skyscrapers by cantilever bridges. Featuring a host of architectural and engineering breakthroughs, Raffles City Chongqing boasts the world’s highest sky bridge linking the most number of towers, China’s tallest residential tower and Chongqing’s tallest building. To date, six out of the eight skyscrapers have topped out.
Construction progress of Raffles City Chongqing and hoisting of the first section of The Conservatory, a 250-metre-high sky bridge envisaged as the centre of civic activities where locals and visitors from around the world converge in Chongqing
Occupying 9.2 hectares of site area, Raffles City Chongqing brings together a 230,000-sq m shopping mall, 160,000-sq m of Grade A office space, 1,400 residential apartments, Ascott Raffles City Chongqing serviced residence and a luxury hotel – with a total construction floor area of 1.12 million sq m and gross floor area (excluding car park) of about 817,000 sq m. The development is strategically located on Chaotianmen at the confluence of Yangtze and Jialing rivers in Yuzhong District, next to the traditional Jiefangbei central business district.
Raffles City Chongqing is CapitaLand’s eighth Raffles City development in China. The seven others in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai (with two Raffles City developments) and Shenzhen are operational. Including Raffles City Singapore, the nine Raffles City developments in Singapore and China span about 4 million sq m and will be worth about S$15.0 billion when fully completed.