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Government to demolish Thomson Road building for North-South Corridor

The 57-year old four-storey building stands in the way of the construction of the North-South Corridor.

An old building in Thomson Road is set to be demolished by the government, to make way for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC).

In a joint media release, the Land Transport Authority, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) announced that the government had acquired the 68-74 Thomson Road building, which is located six miles away from the upcoming NSC tunnel excavation.

Residents of the 57-year old, four-storey building have been moved out of the building as of February 2021.

Following the evacuation, tests were conducted on the building to see if it could withstand its proximity to the construction.

"It would be impractical and risky to carry out strengthening works on the building to withstand the excavation works for NSC tunnel," the government agencies found.

The 21.5 km NSC is expected for completion in 2027, and will directly connect the northern region of Singapore to the city centre.

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