Dyson announced plans to turn Saint James Power Station into its new Singapore Headquarters. The 110,000sq ft. national monument will increase its research and engineering footprint in Singapore two-fold and it will sit at the centre of its ambitious global expansion. Dyson plans to move in 2021.
Tapping on a Heritage of Energy
Saint James Power Station already has a rich history; the next chapter will see the installation of new state-of-the-art research laboratories that will supercharge Dyson’s research into future technologies. It will enable Dyson to double its pool of highly skilled engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years, with a focus on power electronics, energy storage, sensors, vision systems, embedded software, robotics, AI, machine learning and connected devices.
Today Dyson employs 1,200 people in Singapore – 350 of whom are engineers and scientists. Singapore continues to be at the centre of Dyson’s global supply chain, and its commercial and retail operations. It is also an advanced manufacturing centre for Dyson, contributing to the production of 13 million high-speed digital motors a year. The company has sold more than 100 million machines in 82 countries globally, using 4bn components from more than 500 suppliers. Supply chain and logistics data is tracked in real time via a Dyson Control Tower in Singapore.
Mapletree, working in partnership with Dyson, will restore St James Power Station respecting the rich history of the building. Dyson will subsequently install state-of-the-art research and technology laboratories and offices. Dyson is also investigating novel new technologies to ensure that the building is as energy efficient as possible. It will pursue Green Mark Platinum Standard, the highest energy efficiency rating in Singapore.