SINGAPORE: The Singapore Sports Hub on September 28 received the National Safety and Security Award (Individual category) at the National Safety and Security Watch Group (NSSWG) Award Ceremony 2018 held at Orchard Hotel Singapore.
The NSSWG award recognises members at the national level for their collaboration with the SPF and SCDF in enhancing the safety and security of their workplaces.
The Singapore Sports Hub is the first sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in Singapore. It has only reached its over four years in operation.
The strong partnership with SPF and SCDF started in 2015 during its first-ever state-level event – the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. As a premier sports, lifestyle and entertainment hub, one of the core priorities is to uphold strict safety and security standards in all aspects of operations.
Said Mr Oon Jin Teik, CEO of Singapore Sports Hub: “This recognition is a testament to the teamwork, dedication and relentless efforts of our more than 400 employees of Sports Hub. Safety and security are non-negotiable. It’s the call of duty of every member at Sports Hub to make sure the safety and well-being of our patrons are our top priority.”
Mr Lam Shiu Tong, Managing Director of FM Services, Cushman & Wakefield, who leads the Emergency Management team at Singapore Sports Hub, said: “This collaboration with the NSSWG gives us the great opportunity to enhance our security measures at our premises. Through the participation in emergency preparedness exercises, it puts us to test immediately on the effectiveness of and to validate our contingency plans. We are delighted that Singapore Sports Hub’s efforts in making our venue safe and secure is recognised at the national level.”
Singapore Sports Hub became a member of the Safety and Security Watch Group (SSWG) back in late 2014. Membership in the group enabled the Sports Hub more opportunities to work closely with government partners, as well as to build rapport with other stakeholders within the vicinity.
The Singapore Sports Hub is a fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub, with programming that comprises world-class recreational and competitive events, as well as community events, to serve children, youth, working adults, seniors, families, and less privileged population segments in Singapore and tourism sectors.
Consisting of a unique cluster development of world-class sports facilities within the city, it plays a critical role in accelerating the development of Singapore’s sports industry, excellence and participation. Its vision is to be the region’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination.
Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub includes the following facilities:
* A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating designed to host Football, Rugby, Athletics, Cricket, entertainment events, and many more
* The 11,000-capacity iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium for sports and entertainment events
* A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that can host international events and public swims
* A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena with six halls that are scalable and flexible in layout
* Water Sports Centre featuring kayaking, canoeing, dragon boating, and pedal boating
* 41,000 sqm Kallang Wave Mall, including indoor climbing wall
* Splash-N-Surf facility featuring the Kids Water Playground, Stingray and Lazy River
* 100PLUS Promenade that encircles the National Stadium
* Singapore Sports Museum and Singapore Youth Olympic Games Museum
* Shimano Cycling World
* Sports Hub Library
* Daily community facilities and activities, including beach volleyball, hard courts (futsal, basketball and netball), lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park and running & cycling paths
* Large waterfront and precinct spaces (e.g. OCBC Square, Arena Park, Stadium Roar)
The Singapore Sports Hub, managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) social infrastructure projects in the world. It is also Singapore’s largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the Project Finance International (PFI) award in London in 2011, World Architecture Festival Awards for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013, and Sports Building of the Year in 2014.