Scott Brownrigg have been appointed as the architect to design Tavistock Station in Singapore as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers Jacobs Singapore and contractor Sato Kogyo. The US$298 million new station forms part of the first phase of the Land Transport Authority’s Cross Island Line project (CRL) benefitting more than 100,000 households – and is set to be the longest underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore. Once complete, the three-phased CRL scheme will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, north-eastern and western corridors – providing new and alternative routes for commuters with over half the stations providing interchange with existing lines.

Responsible for the architectural design of Tavistock Station, Scott Brownrigg’s concept ‘Park Connected’ links local parks and greened areas at the extents of the station’s reach through its 300 metres long below-ground concourse and platform, significantly improving access for residents, workers and students in the area. The new underground station will be constructed beneath Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and will serve residential and commercial properties.


Andrew Postings, Scott Brownrigg’s Director and Global Lead for Rail said: ‘We are delighted to be bringing our skills in rail infrastructure to assist in providing critical public transportation to Singapore and its residents, working with global leaders Sato Kogyo and Jacobs. This project demonstrates Scott Brownrigg’s commitment to Singapore, with our experienced rail architects based in our studio on Beach Road playing a key role in the delivery of this project.’


Public MRT systems provide access to low-carbon transportation for residents and commuters alike and help to reduce PM2.5 particulate emissions from rubber tired vehicles – a known contributor to health problems in the inhabitants of heavily trafficked cities. Tavistock Station is designed to achieve Green Mark Platinum, which requires minimum 30 per cent energy savings, integration of landscape and waterscape, solar energy feasibility, and sustainable construction practices amongst others.

Scott Brownrigg’s first rail project in Singapore, the appointment builds upon a long-standing history of working with Jacobs on rail infrastructure projects and allows the team to bring decades of rail experience to a new market. Construction for Tavistock station began earlier this year with passenger operations for Cross Island Line Phase 1 expected to begin in 2030.