Network Hub at Guoco Midtown Singapore

Delivering high-quality office project:

Network Hub at Guoco Midtown
  • Customer
  • Procurement Route
    Single Stage
  • Completion Date
    November 2023
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Area
    23,000 sq. ft
  • Program Duration
    16 Weeks 
  • Architect
  • ME Engineer


ISG completed a high-quality office project for GuocoLand’s  Network hub, Singapore's first-of-its-kind purpose-built business and social networking club. Located in Singapore's Central Business District (CBD), the members-only Network Hub will cater to office tenants and residents and offer a host of amenities and services across the spaces at Levels 1,2 and 7 of Guoco Midtown.  The Network Hub is also linked to Guoco Midtown's 30-storey Grade A office tower, and is also adjacent to the retail cluster comprising Midtown Market and Midtown House, the former Beach Road Police Station.

What we did

The Network Hub is part of GuocoLand’s vision on how people will work, live, and play in the future. ISG's scope of work included interior fit-out, MEP works, AV systems, security systems, IT infrastructure and equipment installations, system furniture and loose furniture installations. Work took place across 3 floors, encompassing a combined area of 25,000 sq ft.

"We hope the Network Hub becomes a focal point at Guoco Midtown, bridging hybrid working and activity-based work environments. The spaces within the Network Hub exist to help our tenants maximize the efficiency of their core office space and act as a venue for work interaction to encourage a return to the office."

Valerie Wong, Managing Director, Asset Management, at GuocoLand.

Special features

Meeting rooms 2 and 3 at Level 2 have a distinctive wall elevation design, featuring a partition dry wall and glazed system partition that recesses at a higher level. These recesses include an overhang planter box for faux plants and a clerestory feature. Additionally, there are two sets of operable walls.

Overcoming challenges

Maintaining cost efficiency within the allotted 16-week construction period was a major challenge for the team. To ensure a high-quality space while meeting the client's expectations, the team employed value analysis and value engineering activities during the planning and construction process.
Collaboration among all parties involved was instrumental in successfully completing the project on time and within budget.

The team faced challenges due to the high ceiling voids on Level 1 and Level 2, measuring 10 meters and 7.5 meters respectively. To overcome these challenges, the team carefully planned the work sequencing, including the use of scissors lifts for steel structure, wall finishes, and ceiling finishes on both levels. Special considerations were also made for installing a cantilevered scaffold on Level 2 to complete high-level MEP works and ceiling works for the focus pods along the façade, considering the different ceiling heights in the general corridor and focus pods.

Due to the unique designs of the focus pods and meeting rooms 2 and 3, the team ensured that the necessary steel structure and supports were designed to not interfere with the design while still providing the required structural support for the walls, ceiling, and operable walls.

The project’s relationship driven approach saw ISG working directly with the client. Engaging with different stakeholders involved in bringing the project to life helped to ensure that the classic aesthetic is retained while matching the look and feel of the rest of the development.

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