The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has clarified that online reports of a building slab has collapsed at a site in Orchard is false.
“Some photos have been circulating on the Internet and chat apps about how a building slab has collapsed at a construction site at 250 Orchard Road,” the BCA said on its Facebook page on Friday.
“This is untrue; there has been no collapse. The building has a sloping roof design.”
The BCA then posted a link to a model of the building which is under construction and which had been reported by Channel Newsasia in October last year.
The actual building when completed looks like this:
Named Design Orchard, the upcoming building is a “two-and-a-half-storey development will house a retail showcase on the first level, an incubation space on the upper floors and an events space on the rooftop.”
“Design Orchard is a multi-agency effort by JTC, SPRING Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board. It is slated for completion in late 2018,” CNA said.
Follow us on Social Media
Send in your scoops to email@example.com