GREEN BUSINESS IS GOOD BUSINESS
Building a new shopping mall is never an easy assignment. Positioning of the anchor stores and making sure that pedestrian traffic flows evenly through all retail outlets are just some of the considerations. But these days, environmental responsibility is just as important.
The construction of 313@somerset, a premier retail shopping mall in Singapore, was on a fast track from the beginning. The mall has eight floors in total and accommodates 177 retail outlets. Easy access is possible from the basement level, which has a direct link to the Somerset MRT metro station. 313@somerset, managed by Lend Lease, was planned and built with people flow clearly in mind. KONE carried out a comprehensive traffic planning analysis to determine the optimal number of elevators and escalators to effectively cater to the needs of shoppers. However, actual construction of the shopping mall required a bit more planning. Not only did the Stamford Canal run through the core of the property; but the local metro station was open during the entire construction process, moving approximately 55,000 commuters per day, all walking past the construction site.
- Completed: December 2009
- Floors: 8 retail levels
- Outlets: 177
- Size: 27,313 square meters of retail offer
- 10 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
- 43 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators
- 4 KONE EcoMaster™ escalators
- KONE Care™ Maintenance Service