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

The brand new Dyson World HQ is sitting on a chunk of Singapore historical past. See Press Launch under for extra data. Once I noticed the occasion footage, I used to be much more excited because the HQ is showcasing the Dyson EV (Electrical Automobile) which was speculated to be manufactured in Singapore. Nonetheless, the mission was discontinued. Try my quick video tour of Dyson World HQ in Singapore, together with the EV.

I believe most Singaporeans or folks dwelling in Singapore may keep in mind St James Energy Station as a clubbing space the place most individuals will affectionally known 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 keen on extra historical past, it may be discovered on the hyperlink bridge from VivoCity in the direction of St James Energy Station, and extra might be discovered exterior the St James Energy Station.

As talked about, one of many highlights through 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 World HQ. I had them on video.

In my video, I discussed that the Dyson washer was not obtainable to the general public. This data relies on what I heard through the tour. Nonetheless, one viewer from my YouTube channel talked about that it was obtainable to buy within the UK. In truth, two fashions had been obtainable – the CR01 and CR02.

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

If you wish to know extra about how Dyson handle the working areas, verify 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 know-how merchandise with growing inbuilt intelligence 
  • Dyson to take a position S$1.5b into its future in Singapore over the following 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 programs, connectivity, software program, energy electronics and vitality storage 

SINGAPORE 25.03.22 – Dyson at this time 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 know-how merchandise with growing intelligence.​ 

Within the latest part of its S$4.9bn international funding programme, Dyson is investing S$1.5b into its future in Singapore over the following 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 programs, connectivity, software program, energy electronics and vitality storage.​  The funding will even assist ongoing college analysis programmes to drive know-how growth, 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 folks work in Singapore, 560 of whom are engineers and scientists. 

James Dyson, Founder and Chairman at Dyson, stated, “You’ll be able to really feel the ambition in Singapore and Dyson’s growth right here is feasible due to the fantastic 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 potential 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 Govt Officer at Dyson, stated, “The historic St James Energy Station marks the beginning of the following chapter for Dyson as a world know-how firm. It displays our continued dedication to reinvest in our folks, tools and laboratories. Singapore is house to a number of the world’s brightest {hardware} and software program engineering minds; their revolutionary spirit will supercharge our efforts to pioneer new applied sciences with growing 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 supplied 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 considered one of Asia’s most complete nightspots from 2006 to 2018.

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

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

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