Amara Singapore Hotel is one of the Client's flagship asset. When they won the right to license their floor ratio they had a difficult choice to make. The new floor ratio allocated to them enabled construction of another 14 floors, but it also meant that they had to forgo the existing 4-storey building and lose revenue from operations until the new construction was completed.
While they prepared for a standard demolition and rebuilding contract, CKMbT proposed a retrofitting scheme that allowed for construction of the additional 14 floors on top of the existing 6 floors without hampering any of the on-going operations. CKMbT's innovative proposal was accepted and the project increased 300% without demolition. This lead to the setting of a new industry standard for building retrofitting in Singapore. This project was completed in 2001.
This project is a good example of how CKMbT achieves its mission of creating sustainable value for customers by combining the best of engineering practice with latest advances in construction technology.
CKMbT was awarded the ACES Design Excellence Award for this project.
Amara Holdings Limited (The Amara Group)
PROJECT START & END DATE
April 1997 - November 2001
TYPE OF SERVICE