Pop-up events take over a carpark

SINGAPORE, 11 October 2019:  A Price and Quality tender will open later this month for a new dedicated events space that will replace the car park at Singapore’s Grange Road.

Details were announced in a press statement issued by the Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority earlier this week.

The project is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the current suite of lifestyle offerings on Orchard Road.

This tender follows STB and URA’s trial of various pop-up events at the car park that have been hosted since  2017.

To date, six events have been held, with one more planned for the festive year-end season. These events have brought differentiated retail, dining, entertainment and lifestyle experiences to the Somerset area, and have enlivened Orchard Road.

The appointment of an operator through this tender will see more regular activities in this space, thus injecting greater street-level vibrancy into the precinct.

A new plug-and-play event space

With a site area of 4,482 square metres, the Grange Road site will be converted into a plug-and-play event space, to support a range of lifestyle offerings on Orchard Road.

Visitors can look forward to events and activities throughout the year as the event space will play host to both commercial and non-commercial events offering differentiated retail, dining and entertainment experiences.

Examples include flea markets, pop-up attractions, local entertainment and food trucks – all of which are expected to complement the existing youthful vibe of the Somerset sub-precinct.

New public space for enjoyment

On non-event days, the event space will be an area for public enjoyment. Visitors can look forward to open spaces with greenery and interesting street furniture.

The tender will be launched end of this month, and the successful tenderer will be awarded a tenure of 3+3+3 years to construct, manage and programme the site with operations starting in March 2020.

As such, the car park will cease operations on 29 February 2020.

Download link to artist impression of event space: http://bit.ly/GrangeRdSite