COMMERCIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Half of Westgate mall pre-leased ahead of 2013 debut

Check out which retail stores will open.

According to a release, about half of the shopping mall Westgate has been pre-leased more than a year ahead of its targeted opening in December 2013.

Located in Jurong Gateway and the only development directly connected to both the Jurong East MRT and bus interchanges, Westgate has drawn strong interest from retailers.

Brands opening their first stores outside Singapore’s downtown area at Westgate include popular French bakery and patisserie Paul Bakery and Isetan supermarket.

Westgate is an integrated retail and office development by CapitaMalls Asia Limited, CapitaMall Trust and CapitaLand Limited. Set to be the premier destination in Singapore’s West, the mall has a net lettable area of 416,000 square feet, similar to Raffles City Singapore’s retail area.

Westgate Tower, the office building in this mixed-use development is about 50% pre- leased to CapitaLand Group who will be moving there progressively from end-2014.

The mall will target middle income families, working professionals, residents in the vicinity, commuters, hospital visitors and students from nearby schools. Its offerings from Basement 2 to Level 5 will meet the varied needs of shoppers:

Level 5 – Fitness First Platinum and My First Skool childcare

Level 4 – Books & Stationery, Kids’ Fashion, Toys, Hobbies & Gifts, F&B, Services, with music school Yamaha, children’s fitness centre My Gym and a 12,000 square feet thematic wonderland children’s playground

Level 3 – Electrical & Electronics, IT, Lifestyle, Sporting Goods & Apparel, F&B

Levels 1 and 2 – High Street & International Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Cosmetics & Skincare, Jewellery & Watches, Shoes & Bags, F&B

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