Spanning a massive 1,080 hectares, the Changi East development will provide future capacity for Changi Airport to ride on the projected growth in air travel. The development will serve to secure Singapore’s air hub status and ensure its continued competitiveness and relevance.
As Changi Airport’s largest expansion project to date, the development includes:
- Changi Airport’s fifth terminal, Terminal 5 (T5)
- A three-runway system
- The construction of tunnels and other underground systems
- Landside and aviation support facilities
- The Changi East Industrial Zone
A Smart Air Cargo Hub
The future expanded air cargo hub will be smarter, more connected and more efficient. The use of data and technology with a focus on automation will reduce processing time, and improve productivity and cargo visibility.
Strategic infrastructure planning will ensure greater operational efficiency, with dedicated lanes for autonomous guided vehicles. Direct access to freighter aircraft from cargo and express terminals will also speed up cargo flows.
With environmental and workplace sustainability in mind, the new air cargo hub will feature eco-friendly handling equipment, convenient amenities and a land transport network for staff.
The above information is accurate as of June 2022.
2014: Start of land preparation works. Planning for T5 begins, including functional design studies and concept development for the terminal.
2015: CAG launches the first of several packages of works to put in place the three-runway system. The works include pavement works, drainage works, security fencing and perimeter roads, mechanical and electrical works, as well as supporting works, such as major services and road diversions.
2018: CAG announces the appointment of the Master Building Consultants, comprising three teams that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the development of T5. Master Civil Consultants are also appointed; they will provide consultancy services for the design of infrastructure at the landside and airside areas outside of the T5 buildings.
2020: A review of T5 is underway, to determine ways to design and build T5 in a modular fashion, and to review requirements resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022: The two-year function design study confirmed that T5 was needed in the long term, and it will be designed to be more modular, sustainable and resilient. T5 design works will resume while its construction will commence in about two to three years, for the terminal to be ready to meet the anticipated demand around the mid-2030s.