Virgin Active signs as Tanjong Pagar anchor

Singapore GuocoLand has signed a multi-year contract with Virgin Active for a 31,000 sqft fitness centre at Tanjong Pagar Centre.

The fitness centre will open on the sixth floor of Guoco Tower, scheduled to open in mid-2016.

Virgin Active is the latest to join a growing group of retail, lifestyle and food and beverage brands taking up space at the integrated mixed use development. The global fitness club is known for its holistic approach to health and fitness and its facilities will be available to residents, hotel guests, and office workers in the building.

Cheng Hsing Yao, MD of GuocoLand Singapore said: “International brands such as Virgin Active will reinforce Tanjong Pagar Centre’s position as a cosmopolitan centre that offers premium quality work, living and lifestyle experiences. Virgin Active and GuocoLand share the same vision and aspiration for Tanjong Pagar Centre as a lifestyle hub in the CBD. Our office tenants will appreciate this wonderful amenity, so will our retail and F&B tenants. We will also be working with Virgin Active to develop special packages for our residents, tenants and hotel guests.”

Sitting atop the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Tanjong Pagar Centre spans 1.7 million sqft right in the heart of Tanjong Pagar and the CBD. Once complete, the integrated mixed use development will become the tallest building in Singapore soaring at a height of 290 metres.

Tanjoing Pagar Centre SingaporeVirgin Active says its centre will be designed to capitalise on the great views and natural lighting of the building.

“We will also be introducing new concepts which are in line with Tanjong Pagar Centre’s vision of providing modern and liveable places in the heart of the business district, as well as giving back to the community,” said Christian Mason, MD, South East Asia, Virgin Active.

“We will also work with Virgin Active to organise health and fitness-related public activities and events in Tanjong Pagar Centre’s Urban Park. All these will be the building blocks towards making Tanjong Pagar Centre a model of live-work-play ‘Integrated Vertical City,” said Cheng. Featuring the latest technology and equipment all in one floor, Virgin Active’s Tanjong Pagar Centre space will feature a $500,000 high altitude training studio which will simulate altitudes of up to 3000 metres to improve the training benefit and a 200 sqm exercise studio that can accommodate up to 50 people. Both these studios will be the largest amongst Virgin Active’s gyms in Asia. Members will also have access to a 30 metre swimming pool which is one of the longest of its size for a commercial gym in the CBD area.

Tanjong Pagar Centre includes a 100,000 sqft dynamic lifestyle and F&B component, 181 homes, 222 5-star hotel rooms and a 150,000 sqft landscaped Urban Park.

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