RochesterCommons, Singapore’s first campus-style integrated development, will be targeted to complete by the fourth quarter of 2021.

Set on 2.4 hectares of lushly landscaped grounds in One North, RochesterCommons will include a 17-storey Grade A office tower, hotel, 12 black-and-white colonial bungalows, as well as Southeast Asia’s first shared executive learning centre, Catapult.

Catapult, which is open to the broader learning community, aims to create the ideal space for grooming executives for leadership agility and future-ready skills through a curated curriculum.

The centre will feature technologies such as virtual and augmented reality as well as immersive learning approaches.

Corporates can choose from column-free large floor spaces spanning 22,500 sq ft per floor, or in one of the seven heritage bungalows that have been converted into unique workspaces.

The hotel component will be operated by CapitaLand’s lodging arm, The Ascott Limited under the Citadines Connect brand.

The 135-unit Citadines Connect Rochester Singapore, which caters to long and short stays, offers modern, tech-enabled features including mobile keys, self check-in kiosks, and content streaming-enabled televisions.

The hotel will have a swimming pool as well as a 24-hour gymnasium. Service robots will perform tasks such as concierge services, delivering clean laundry and refilling room supplies. Guests can also recharge at the ‘Re-Space’ – a lounge area fitted with USB charging points, lockers and shower rooms for guests to rest and relax.

“Located in Singapore’s renowned research and knowledge hub one-north, where CapitaLand already has a strong presence, Rochester Commons further strengthens and diversifies the group’s offerings to support the hub-and-spoke and core-and-flex workspace needs of companies in the Covid-19 new normal,” says Tan Yew Chin, CEO of CapitaLand Singapore.

“As companies and individuals adapt to the post-Covid-19 environment, executive education and reskilling will be increasingly important. Catapult at Rochester Commons is well-positioned to cater to this demand with programmes that focus on leadership development and grooming of talent for regional and senior roles,” he adds.

“More than just a standalone learning facility, Catapult is designed to facilitate cross-learning and networking in a state-of-the-art campus. Catapult will also feature an online platform where learners and knowledge providers can learn, co-create and innovate for the future economy.”

As at 11.49am, shares in CapitaLand are trading flat at $2.73.