In shopping malls, the positioning of the anchor stores is a key consideration but these days, environmental responsibility is just as important.

Year 2009
Location Singapore
Solutions 10 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, 43 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators, 4 KONE EcoMaster™ escalators, KONE Care™ Maintenance Service

Green business is good business

The construction of 313@somerset, a premier retail shopping mall in Singapore, was on a fast track from the beginning. The mall has eight floors and accommodates 177 retail outlets. Easy access is possible from the basement level, which has a direct link to the Somerset MRT metro station. 

The shopping mall was planned and built with people flow clearly in mind. We carried out a comprehensive traffic planning analysis to determine the optimal number of elevators and escalators to effectively cater to the needs of shoppers.

Sustainability as cornerstone of design

We were able to exceed customer expectations by delivering customized products that met capacity needs of the retail center plus were energy efficient, playing an important role in reducing the carbon footprint of the shopping mall. 

To support the mall’s green credentials, we installed energy-saving elevators that save up to 25 percent of the energy consumed by a typical elevator. To further enhance the reduction of carbon footprint in the building, escalators were equipped with variable speed drives that automatically put the equipment in standby mode during times of off-peak hours, helping to significantly lower energy costs. 

313@somerset was granted the BCA (Building & Construction Authority) Green Mark Platinum award, the highest recognition for environmentally friendly buildings in Singapore. BCA evaluates buildings for their environmental impact and performances.

"With such a time challenged and complex project, it takes an understanding and collaborative partner to have achieved our demanding objectives," says Murray Woolcock, Project Director, Project Management & Construction, Lend Lease.