JTC commenced the construction of its second building at CleanTech park namely CleanTech Two for satisfying the demand of industry players who require flexible spaces, which can accommodate wet and dry laboratories for cleantech-related R&D activities.
Cleantech Two is located adjacent Cleantech One and will have 22,300 sq. m of laboratories, office spaces and workshop in a site spanning 0.9 ha.
The building will include distinct sustainable features and is scheduled to be completed by Q3, 2014. The centre is a combined effort between academia, public sector research labs and industry players to enable the growth of remanufacturing technologies in Singapore. Advanced Remanufacturing Research Centre (ARTC) will be the anchor tenant.
JTC’s CEO Mr Manohar Khiatani stated that the company’s second building Cleantech Two will add a new dimension to clean technology R&D and to Clean Tech Park. Cleantech Two will be the anchor of remanufacturing technology growth and will improve environmental sustainability for the manufacturing sector.
Cleantech One offers office space and laboratories, CleanTech Two will enable prototyping and research activities that need higher height clearances, heavier loading and higher electrical power requirements. Furthermore to meet the increasing demand for cleantech incubation facilities, CleanTech Two will be characterized by fitted offices and laboratories. Cleantech Two is equipped with sophisticated green features such as the right building orientation to reduce heat gain.
This building has been designed to have 30% better energy efficiency when compared to a standard building having the same usage and size.
NTU President, professor Bertil Andersson stated that the JTC CleanTech Park will have a number of large research centres like the Nanyang Environmental and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and the $200 million Energy Research Institute at NTU.
NTU along with the ARTC will play a significant role in developing the new technology by contributing its research expertise resources and technological capabilities.