Due to Dyson for the invite, I used to be in a position to take a “peek” at what’s inside the large Dyson International HQ on the earlier St James Energy Station in Singapore.

The brand new Dyson International HQ is sitting on a bit of Singapore historical past. See Press Launch under for extra data. After I noticed the occasion photos, I used to be much more excited because the HQ is showcasing the Dyson EV (Electrical Automobile) which was imagined to be manufactured in Singapore. Nonetheless, the challenge was discontinued. Try my brief video tour of Dyson International HQ in Singapore, together with the EV.

I believe most Singaporeans or individuals dwelling in Singapore may bear in mind St James Energy Station as a clubbing space the place most individuals will affectionally referred to as it St James. The nightlife clubbing scene is one thing to recollect. Nonetheless, right here is a few historical past about St James Energy Station that you just won’t know.

If you’re all in favour of extra historical past, it may be discovered on the hyperlink bridge from VivoCity in direction of St James Energy Station, and extra will be discovered outdoors the St James Energy Station.

As talked about, one of many highlights in the course of the tour is that I bought to see the Dyson EV.

Try the size of this automobile.

Here’s a shut up view of the Dyson EV.

If you’re questioning the place are the remainder of the images of the Dyson International HQ. I had them on video.

In my video, I discussed that the Dyson washer was not accessible to the general public. This data is predicated on what I heard in the course of the tour. Nonetheless, one viewer from my YouTube channel talked about that it was accessible to buy within the UK. The truth is, two fashions have been accessible – the CR01 and CR02.

One other attention-grabbing product showcased in the course of the tour is a non-released model of the Dyson robotic vacuum within the yr 2003. It has 80 sensors and method too advance throughout that point.

If you wish to know extra about how Dyson handle the working areas, test THIS out. If not, learn on for the Press Launch.

Press Launch

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong formally opens Dyson’s new international headquarters on the historic St James Energy Station

  • New international headquarters with 18 state-of-the-art analysis laboratories to supercharge Dyson’s ambitions to enter fully new fields of analysis, and develop a brand new technology of high-performing expertise merchandise with rising inbuilt intelligence 
  • Dyson to take a position S$1.5b into its future in Singapore over the subsequent 4 years, together with plans to rent greater than 250 engineers and scientists in fields spanning robotics, machine studying, AI, high-speed electrical digital motors, sensing and imaginative and prescient techniques, connectivity, software program, energy electronics and power storage 

SINGAPORE 25.03.22 – Dyson at the moment opened the doorways to its new international headquarters at St James Energy Station, within the presence of Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. The restored 110,000 ft. nationwide monument marks an thrilling new chapter in Dyson’s continued development in Singapore, and can sit on the middle of its ambitions to enter fully new fields of analysis and develop a brand new technology of high-performing expertise merchandise with rising intelligence.​ 

Within the latest section of its S$4.9bn international funding programme, Dyson is investing S$1.5b into its future in Singapore over the subsequent 4 years. Underscoring its dedication is its plans to rent greater than 250 engineers and scientists, with roles spanning robotics, machine studying, AI, high-speed electrical digital motors, sensing and imaginative and prescient techniques, connectivity, software program, energy electronics and power storage.​  The funding will even assist ongoing college analysis programmes to drive expertise improvement, constructing on its present international programmes. 

As Dyson’s international headquarters, Singapore is a hub for Dyson’s analysis and engineering groups, in addition to industrial, superior manufacturing and provide chain operations Over 1,400 Dyson individuals work in Singapore, 560 of whom are engineers and scientists. 

James Dyson, Founder and Chairman at Dyson, mentioned, “You may really feel the ambition in Singapore and Dyson’s enlargement right here is feasible due to the great inventiveness and enthusiasm of the younger Singaporean engineers and scientists who’ve joined us. Discovering a house for our headquarters in St James Energy Station was serendipitous and wouldn’t have been attainable with out the generosity and imaginative and prescient of Mapletree and the steadfast assist of the Singapore Authorities. We’re honoured to be the custodians of this cathedral-like constructing; it’s wealthy historical past and architectural heritage will function a most inspiring backdrop as we pursue revolutionary new applied sciences.” 

Roland Krueger, Chief Government Officer at Dyson, mentioned, “The historic St James Energy Station marks the beginning of the subsequent chapter for Dyson as a worldwide expertise firm. It displays our continued dedication to reinvest in our individuals, tools and laboratories. Singapore is house to a few of the world’s brightest {hardware} and software program engineering minds; their revolutionary spirit will supercharge our efforts to pioneer new applied sciences with rising inbuilt intelligence.” 

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About St James Energy Station

Inbuilt 1927, St James Energy Station served as Singapore’s first coal-fired energy station. Named after the cape it was constructed on, it offered the island with energy till it was ultimately decommissioned in 1975. It then served as Southeast Asia’s first automated warehouse from 1984 to 1992, and one in every of Asia’s most complete nightspots from 2006 to 2018.

To arrange the enduring nationwide monument for its new lease of life as a worldwide expertise firm headquarters, Mapletree, in collaboration with W Architects and Studio Lapis undertook a complete restoration challenge that took over 2 years to finish.

The restoration of St James Energy Station’s bricks proved essentially the most difficult side. Each brick was assessed and restored by hand by the work of expert artisans. Most bricks have been repaired and retained, and solely bricks that have been severely broken have been changed.

In the meantime, in depth restoration works have been additionally carried out on the constructing’s iconic metal beams, columns and roof trusses. They have been stripped to reveal end, de-rusted, and repainted with three new coats of paint. Exterior options that have been eliminated in earlier renovations have been additionally painstakingly restored with comparable supplies – together with flag poles, delicate metal home windows, corbels, and ledges.