The mall marks a significant milestone with strong tenant demand, robust sustainability and CSR initiatives
Singapore, 2 November 2023 – The Woodleigh Mall, the new integrated community and lifestyle hub in the Bidadari Estate, celebrated its grand opening today, six months after welcoming shoppers in May 2023. The mall’s opening was officiated by Guest-of-Honour, Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, together with Ms Denise Phua, Mayor, Central Singapore District, Mr. Gerald Yong, Chief Executive Officer, Cuscaden Peak Investments Private Limited, as well as Mr. Shuichi Oishi, Chief Executive Officer, Kajima Development Pte. Ltd.
With the opening of the Woodleigh Neighbourhood Police Centre and Bidadari Community Club, The Woodleigh Mall will serve as one of the key pillars in the integrated development which offers seamless connectivity to the Woodleigh MRT station, upcoming bus interchange and hawker centre. As a holistic centrepiece of the Bidadari estate, The Woodleigh Mall provides shoppers with a convergence of a natural interlude and refreshing retail concepts to add value and vibrancy to the surrounding growing communities.
Taking a cue from the Bidadari Master Plan – in which placemaking was a central theme towards designed communal spaces for interaction – The Woodleigh Mall integrates with surrounding green spaces such as the upcoming Bidadari Park with Alkaff Lake in a sustainable fashion. The Woodleigh Mall’s nature-inspired gathering spaces will shape it into a tranquil urban oasis where contemporary amenities and greenery coexist perfectly, creating a people-centric building where communities can gather.
Mr. Gerald Yong, Chief Executive Officer, Cuscaden Peak Investments Private Limited, said: “We take immense pride in announcing that The Woodleigh Mall has achieved 100% occupancy – a testament to our tenants’ trust in our vision and capabilities. We worked hand-in-hand with our tenants to ensure that The Woodleigh Mall meets our shoppers’ lifestyle needs. Soon, shoppers can look forward to the opening of more unique F&B concepts along Heritage Walk and enjoy dining close to nature. Looking ahead, we remain committed to The Woodleigh Mall’s role in contributing to placemaking efforts. We envision the mall, along with its adjacent amenities, to grow to become the heart and soul of the Bidadari district.”
Mr. Shuichi Oishi, Chief Executive Officer, Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. said: “Central to our design philosophy for this project was the creation of spaces for social interaction to encourage residents to come together, nurture a sense of belonging, and foster a sense of unity. We believe that this will ignite community development, allowing ideas and initiatives to flourish and take root. Today’s successful grand opening of this mixed-use development is a testament to what can be achieved when collaboration transcends borders and cultures. Blending our international experience with projects and Cuscaden Peak Investments’ local expertise in managing best-in-class malls, we are confident that The Woodleigh Mall will bring shoppers a unique combination of retail experiences and nature while becoming the hub of the future inhabitants of this bustling estate.”
Strong Tenant Demand
Since its soft launch, The Woodleigh Mall has seen a strong tenant demand, achieving full occupancy – a testament to the tenants’ trust in the vision of the mall and Cuscaden Peak Invesment’s asset management capabilities. The mall now houses 160 brands, featuring key tenants such as the largest Pepper Lunch (#01-54) outlet in Singapore, the world’s first award-winning plant-based burger joint VeganBurg (#01-37), the first Food Republic (#B1-09/10) outlet in Singapore to offer kids’ meal options. The mall also houses one of Singapore’s very few 24-hour FairPrice Finest (#B1-32/33), where shoppers can look forward to experiencing a range of unique in-store concepts like The Grocer Café, The Grocer Bar and The Grocer Kitchen.
To complete its grand opening, shoppers can look forward to the opening of established F&B tenants along the Heritage Walk that are sure to delight the taste buds of any gastronome. The highly anticipated Surrey Hills Grocer (#01-52/53) is also set to open as Singapore’s first grocer and cafe for consumers and pets. The newest outlet features a train-themed decor with a moving Mornington train centrepiece, exclusive Pancake Parlour creations and complete with a whole new pet grocer. As a pet-friendly destination, Surrey Hills Grocer at The Woodleigh Mall is designed as a pet-inclusive lifestyle space for patrons to enjoy shared dining and shopping experiences with their furry companions. Additionally, Little Italy (#02-48), which is opening towards the end of the year, will serve as a new respite where friends and family seek refuge from the hustle and bustle, while enjoying a delectable Italian menu and wines from illustrious Italian producers.
For communal dining options suited for large gatherings, shoppers can anticipate the opening of K.Cook Korean Buffet (#02-49/50) for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of meats, seafood and other Korean dishes. Shi Jian Hot Pot (#02-51) delivers an authentic Sichuan Hotpot experience at reasonable prices – from meat and vegetable combination platters to unique variations of marinated meats. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as they come together for a feast!
Moreover, The Woodleigh Mall will welcome another new healthcare tenant to its premises. My Family Dental / My Little Teeth Children’s Dental Clinic (#02-23/24), offering professional and affordable dental services, are set to meet the functional needs of the young families and their children respectively. This addition will complement the well-established assembly of healthcare and wellness offerings that reside in the mall such as Parkway MediCentre (#02-25/26/27), Thomson Specialists (#02-03/05/06/07) and Eu Yan Sang Premier TCM Centre (#02-33/34) – all of which are situated on the same level for ease of access.
Ongoing Sustainability and CSR Initiatives
As a proud recipient of BCA’s Platinum Green Mark award, The Woodleigh Mall has placed a strong emphasis on sustainability as one of its pillars, carrying through from the mall design to its operations and with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon footprint. In order to achieve the mall’s sustainability goals, tenant engagement is vital to align interests between stakeholders.
Recently, Cuscaden Peak Investments has partnered with Singapore Polytechnic and Singapore Environment Council to provide sustainability courses and offer the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme to our tenants. This is in the hopes of cultivating a deeper appreciation towards the wellbeing of the environment and a responsible energy consumption culture in the mall.
In creating a positive impact on the community, Cuscaden Peak Investment and Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. have also donated $10,000 to ART:DIS, Singapore’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts. During the The Woodleigh Mall’s Grand Opening ceremony, Mr Raymond Lau, an ART:DIS artist, was commissioned to paint his impression of The Woodleigh Mall and the painting was presented to Mr. Gerald Yong and Mr. Shuichi Oishi in appreciation of Cuscaden Peak Investment and Kajima Development’s contribution.
Grand Opening Promotions at The Woodleigh Mall
In celebration of the grand opening, The Woodleigh Mall will be organising a wide array of opening promotions. From 2 November to 30 November, shoppers can check out The Woodleigh Mall’s website, Instagram page and Facebook page for more information about the opening deals at Bidadari’s newest hangout.
From 2 November to 13 November, shoppers stand a chance to receive exclusive vouchers for delectable treats with the mall’s Daily Flash & Redeem treats. To redeem the day’s special treat, simply follow The Woodleigh Mall on both their Facebook and Instagram pages and flash the post at their Information Counter at Level 2 to receive the voucher. Shoppers can redeem $5 F&B vouchers from participating F&B outlets such as VeganBurg (#01-37), OLLA Specialty Coffee (#01-55), Sogdo Korean (#B1-K16), Beans.Factory (#B1-K43/K44) and more. Take this opportunity to try out some of the new and unique dining experiences at The Woodleigh Mall!