Located just 5 minutes away from Marina Country Club (MCC), lies the newly developed Build-To-Order (BTO) Northshore Edge Estate that houses 388 flats.

The estate’s facilities include a childcare centre, 2 playgrounds, and fitness stations for adults and seniors. The estate also encompasses green features such as accessible roof gardens at the multi-storey carpark and planters along the link bridge.


StrataVault (RootCell®) modules were used beneath the 2 playgrounds located at the sides of the link bridge.

StrataVault (RootCell®) modules prevent soil compaction caused by building structures and give the surrounding trees adequate breathing space for healthy root growth.


StrataVault (RootCell®) also allows for trees to be grown closer to playgrounds, so as to shade children from Singapore’s scorching sun, reducing the likelihood of sunstroke, playground burns, and exposure to harmful UV rays.

Additionally, StrataVault (RootCell®) helps to facilitate rapid drainage, preventing water ponding especially after heavy downpours of rain.


Project Credits
Location: Punggol North C5
Owner: Housing & Development Board (HDB)
Main contractor: Teambuild Engineering and Construction Pte Ltd
Architect: HDB Building & Research Institute
StrataVault(RootCell®) Installer: Thong Hup Gardens Pte Ltd
Playground Equipment Installer: CT-Art Creation Pte Ltd

About StrataVault (RootCell®)

StrataVault (RootCell®) is an advanced structural root cell engineered to keep trees healthy by preventing soil compaction caused by building structures thus providing adequate breathing space for healthy root growth. The root cell is made entirely from 100% recycled polymers and is a proven system that builds on the experience gained through trials, projects, and collaborations with industry innovators worldwide.

The tree root management system with features of huge openings and patented nesting ability promises easy installation, higher strength, reduced transport costs, and maintenance of large spaces for root growth and service integration. For further information on StrataVault (RootCell®) and other products and services offered by ELMICH, please contact:


15 Joan Road

Singapore 298899

Phone:  +65 6356 2800

Fax:  + 65 6353 2800

Email:  info@elmich.com 



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