HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Singapore

OUE’s prefabricated Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel now halfway finished

It’s the first private PPVC project in the country.

The construction of OUE’s 10-storey extension to the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (CPCA) hotel is now halfway finished, the company said in a release.

The CPCA hotel extension is being built using the Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), in which rooms complete with finishes, fixtures and fittings were fabricated in China before being shipped to Singapore to be assembled on site. 

Earlier this year, the first batch of shipments of the prefabricated rooms arrived in Singapore. When completed in June 2016, the extension will add 243 rooms to the existing 320-room CPCA hotel. 

The hotel is the first private sector PPVC project in Singapore and demonstrates that it is possible to significantly reduce the number of workers required, shorten construction time, improve building quality and even overcome site constraints by changing build methods. 

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