JCube currently opens from 10 am to 10 pm and is home to Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink and the first IMAX theatre in the suburbs. JCube was built on the former site of the Jurong Entertainment Centre. The name, JCube was decided on after a naming competition held in 2010. J represents the mall’s location in Jurong. Cube represents what JCube was designed to look like - an ice cube. It was co-designed by RSP Architects and Benoy.
This nostalgic CapitaLand-owned mall - JCube looks set to make way for a mixed-use residential development, based on a proposed amendment to the site's land use.
The proposed amendment to the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) masterplan, published by the agency on July 22, stated that JCube's 7,771.2 sq m plot may be changed from commercial use to a primarily residential development that has commercial spaces on the first storey.
Real estate professional Kiwi Lim said the last residential condo project launched in Jurong East area was J Gateway in 2013 which was sold out on preview day. This 738 unit condo project were sold at an average of $1,480 psf with the one-bedrooms selling for about $1,778 psf and four-bedrooms sold at around $1,400 psf onwards.
Buyers were attracted by the J Gateway's proximity to Jurong East MRT station and four malls earmarked for the area.
Public who wished to ice skate in future may be able to enjoy their favorite sport at the other ice skating rink at Kallang Ice World located right next to Stadium MRT which also has a gallery-style spectator seating and boasts competition-standard ice to match professional players requirements.
More information will be released upon confirmation regarding JCube's upcoming mixed condo development project soon.