Woods Square has become the new milestone of Woodlands Regional Center. It brags of the 1st Grade A-like workplaces, most recent F&B and retail contributions, availability to the adjoining structures and the Woodlands MRT station.
The 99-year leasehold coordinated, business advancement at Woodlands Central was finished last February and is together evolved by property monster Far East Organization, its recorded substance Far East Orchard, and Japanese designer Sekisui House.
It sits on a 199,874 sq ft plot of land and comprises four commercial towers that have a gross floor area of 699,557 sq ft, including about 53,820 sq ft of retail space. Grade A-like office units take up 90% of the available space while retail shops make up the remaining area. The retail mix includes a Superland Pre-school, an Anytime Fitness gym, and a variety of F&B options.
Northern regional hub
Woods Square is part of an overall plan to revitalise Woodlands Regional Centre. In December 2018, the government released a 2.75ha white site at Woodlands Avenue 2 for sale under the Reserve List. The white site at Woodlands Avenue is also located within Woodlands Central, the commercial node of Woodlands Regional Centre. The upcoming Woodlands North Coast, a mixed-use waterfront precinct that will include residential, industrial and business park spaces, also sits within the Woodlands Regional Centre.
In the future, Woodlands Regional Centre will form part of the Northern Agri-Tech and Food Corridor, running from Lim Chu Kang to Senoko in Sembawang. The area will include high-tech farms and food processing companies.
Woods Square is linked to two existing commercial developments, Woodlands Civic Centre and Causeway Point shopping mall. The developer says that by the end of 2Q2021, an underground pedestrian linkway will connect all three commercial developments to Woodlands MRT Interchange on the North-South Line and the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Woods Square will also benefit from increased cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore when the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) commences passenger service in five years. The 4km cross-border RTS link will connect passengers between the Singapore terminus in Woodlands North and Johor’s Bukit Chagar station.
The 2019 Master Plan laid down plans to turn Woodlands Regional Centre into a walkable, pedestrian-centric zone. The August 2020 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise included a new 1,785-unit BTO development opposite Woodlands station called UrbanVilla @ Woodlands. The development comprises eight residential blocks ranging from 14 to 32 storeys.