Kajima opens The Gear, its new regional headquarters in Changi Business Park

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Japanese construction as well as real estate company Kajima Development Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary owned by Kajima Corp, officially launched its new regional headquarters as well as an R&D and innovation hub in Changi Business Park on August 4. The name is The Gear: Kajima Lab for Global Engineering, Architecture & Real Estate.

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Kajima has an extensive time in Singapore beginning with its first venture was it’s Maruzen Oil Refinery in 1962 which was followed by its Jurong Shipyard Dock & Wharf in the year 1965. Kajima Development had been looking for “an an anchor in the area” for more than 10 years. “The late Dr. Shoichi Kajima gave us the a task to establish the headquarters of our company located in Singapore,” said Shuichi Oishi, the CEO Kajima Development Kajima Development, in a announcement on August 4.

Kajima Development and its local construction subsidiary, Kajima Overseas Asia Singapore has begun construction in the site in Changi Busines Park in August 2020. The building was finished, thanks to its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) received on March 31, despite disruptions of construction caused by the outbreak of the virus.

The modern facility was designed by Kajima’s group of architects and engineers from Japan and is Kajima’s first R&D and innovation hub in the world. “It is a symbol of Kajima’s dedication to the sustainable, connected and future-proof Singapore” according to the company.

This R&D will be governed through Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore that has been located in Singapore since 2013. It is planning to speed up the development of new solutions to the urbanisation and climate change problems.