The car park will be closed until 2018 for redevelopment works for the expansion of Terminal 1 and the construction of Project Jewel.
The open-air car park in front of Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) will be closed from next Wednesday (Nov 12) at 2am for redevelopment works until 2018, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in a news release on Wednesday.
In the meantime, T1 users will be directed to park at the nearest car park located at Terminal 2 (T2) – which will be renamed T1 Car Park. The existing arrival pick-up point at T1 will also be shifted to another location outside the T1 Arrival Hall. T2 visitors will park at the T2 Car Park.
Road signage and lane markings along the roadways leading to and within Changi Airport will guide motorists to the relocated facilities. Drivers are advised to look out for the signs indicating “T1 Car Park” and “T1 Arrival”, CAG said.
After parking at the new T1 Car Park, visitors heading to T1 should proceed to the T2 Departure Hall, where they can take either the Skytrain or board a new shuttle bus service to T1. The boarding point of the free T1-T2 shuttle bus is at Door 1 of the T2 Departure Hall, beside the Krispy Kreme outlet.
For passengers arriving at T1, the new arrival pick-up point is located within a short walking distance from the T1 Arrival Hall (from the exit near Burger King). Signage will be put up to guide them to the relocated facilities, and airport staff will also be deployed on the ground to render assistance.
There will be no change to the departure drop-off point for private cars and taxis, as well as the passenger boarding point for taxis at T1.
FEEDBACK ON DRY-RUN
Several improvements have been made following feedback during a dry-run for the closure of the car park from Oct 17 to 21, CAG said.
Additional signs and wall markings have been put up within the T1 car park to better guide those heading to the terminal. More lighting and fan fixtures will also be added at various locations to improve visibility and ventilation. In addition, there are plans to install air-conditioning at the T1 arrival pick-up point.
The closure of the T1 open-air car park site marks the commencement of construction works for the expansion of T1, as well as Project Jewel, a multi-use complex that integrates facilities for airport operations, leisure attractions and retail offerings. As part of the redevelopment works, new ground transport facilities for T1 will be constructed – including a five-storey basement car park, expanded drop-off and pick-up bays, as well as more taxi bays.