Our Tampines Hub: From stadium to a lifestyle hub

Turning into a swanky first-ever integrated community and lifestyle centre – Our Tampines Hub in North East district was a stadium and a sports hall till 2013. It was demolished to create space for the first-of-its-kind Public Services Centre, expected to benefit some 200,000 residents in Tampines.

Our Tampines Hub brings the services of six agencies under one roof with its phase one. Photo: Connected to India

In May 2013, over 2,000 residents of Tampines came together for the groundbreaking of the Tampines Hub.

Our Tampines Hub brings the services of six agencies under one roof with its phase one. It boasts several services available round-the-clock. This means that the residents can now pay for Housing Development Board-related fees such as mortgage payments or parking fines, or book People's Association facilities at a 24-hour e-lobby.

Our Tampines Hub is gearing up towards the completion of Phases 2 and 3 by mid-2017. Residents can look forward to a myriad of sports and recreational facilities, as well as continue to enjoy the wide range of retail and services made available to them in Phase 1, including the Public Service Centre, Festive Mall, Hawker Centre, and Community Auditorium.

People can enjoy multiple activities at Our Tampines Hub. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Not just Public Service Centre, people can enjoy activities like Laser Quest and rock-climbing at the HomeTeamNS Clubhouse and play badminton at one of the hub’s 20 courts. Facilities like a community health centre, a hawker centre and a shopping mall are also available.

The 24-hour hawker centre run by Kopitiam features 42 stalls – 13 of which are halal – offering local and international delicacies. The centre can accommodate nearly 800 people.

Free movie screening at the Festive Plaza, Our Tampines Hub. Photo courtesy: Facebook

The People’s Association (PA), as the lead agency for this project development, has been closely monitoring the progress of the construction along with ensuring that the appointed contractor, Hexacon Construction Pte Ltd, has taken all necessary measures to minimise inconvenience to residents.

The six agencies providing services to complicated tasks like receiving financial assistance or job matching are the People’s Association, Housing and Development Board, Workforce Singapore, North East Community Development Council, Ministry of Social and Family Development, and ActiveSG.

The entire hub is also working towards zero waste. The expected waste generated from the restaurants and supermarket will be converted daily into organic fertiliser and non-potable water, using an advanced food waste recycling system.