Punggol Digital District (PDD) brings together the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)’s campus and JTC’s Business Park spaces within Punggol North to create Singapore’s first truly smart district. PDD will not just house the key growth industries of the digital economy like cybersecurity and digital technology, but will also be an inclusive and green lifestyle destination for the surrounding community. New Exe Condo will be built near this district , such EC is Piermont Grand EC .
It is envisioned to be:
A community playground and green heart for all residents of Punggol
A car-lite precinct that allows everyone to travel with ease
A vibrant economic and learning hub
A pilot Enterprise District, with shared spaces between industry and academia
Singapore’s First Enterprise District
PDD is designed specifically to let industry and academia intermingle through the sharing of each other’s work spaces and facilities. This physical integration facilitates the cross-fertilisation of ideas and nurtures collaboration in key emerging technologies.
Converted from the Old Punggol Road, this Heritage Trail extends from Punggol Waterway Park to Punggol Point Park by the coast. The 1.3km green link will connect the Punggol community to three parks and allow existing trees along Punggol Road to be conserved.
An 800m pedestrianised street that is lined with shops and F&B outlets for workers, student and residents to enjoy.
A Smart District
As Singapore takes steps towards being a Smart Nation, PDD will be the showcase of how integrated master planning and technology can help create a more liveable and sustainable environment for the community at a local district level, and foster a thriving business and lifestyle ecosystem that attracts talent and enables innovation.
Here are some of the district-wide infrastructure and services that will be in the area:
An Open Digital Platform will integrate the management of the various buildings within a single estate system, as well as centralise the data collection of these systems. Innovators can plug into the platform and access the data to create community-centric solutions.
The Centralised Logistics Hub is a single stop where all goods can be dropped off and picked up, improving productivity and reducing traffic.
With a District Cooling System that centralises cooling needs, expect space and cost savings with reduction in the district’s carbon footprint.
Pneumatic Waste Collection, with a district-wide underground vacuum-pipe network, this would eliminate the need for waste collection trucks and eradicate odour from refuse chutes.
A Smart Energy Grid will not only enable consumers to adopt clean sources of energy for daily use (e.g. charging electric vehicles), but also facilitate greater energy efficiency and savings (e.g. through smart metering).