SINGAPORE: Construction has begun on the plot of land opposite Parkway Parade, which will be redeveloped into a commercial and recreational hub.
The space, once occupied by a golf driving range, is located at East Coast Park.
National Parks (NParks) told MediaCorp on Wednesday that the development is expected to be ready by early 2014, and that the space will consist of over 10 F&B and retail outlets housed within two single-storey buildings.
MediaCorp understands that there will also be a recreational lawn for outdoor activities.
NParks added that the concept and design plans for Marine Cove along East Coast Park are being finalised.
Some blocks of the once-popular recreational area have already been torn down, leaving only the main building and a former bowling alley.
Director of property firm Chris International Chris Koh said the two building that remain could become another lifestyle hub option.
"You can have the entire East Coast with several lifestyle hubs. So rather than just an area for food, I would want to have some food... and some play, and some shopping, so I will have a good mix in that area," he added.
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