• A technical first in Singapore’s private sector – using PPVC method to construct the hotel extension

  • Fully pre-fabricated room modules were delivered to site and assembled in a Lego-like manner

Crowne Plaza Hotel extension

2014 – 2016

Dragages clinched this contract to build an extension to the existing Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel next to Changi Airport Terminal 3 with an alternative scheme of Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) room modules, a first for the private sector in Singapore. This fast track construction method was to be designed, manufactured and installed in 17 months.


This innovative PPVC method is also an exemplar of Dragages’ sustainable construction – leading to an improvement in productivity by some 45% with significant reduction of manpower by some 40%. The works to construct 243 additional guestrooms for the hotel were carried out in the tightly controlled airport environment, involving severe height and traffic restrictions. The PPVC method brought about substantial reduction of delivery traffic to site while minimising disturbance to hotel guests and neighbours.

Client OUE Airport Hotel Pte Ltd
Architect WOHA, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd (C&S) and Surbana Jurong (M&E))
Project Design and build a 10-storey building with 243 guestrooms
Gross floor area 10,000 sqm
Number of storeys 10
Year 2014 – 2016
Video Crowne Plaza Hotel extension