MAXWELL CHAMBERS INNOVATES TO BECOME WORLD’S FIRST SMART HEARING FACILITY
Maxwell Chambers, the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex, will soon also become the world’s first smart hearing facility, offering more convenient, secure and comfortable hearings for businesses, legal counsel, arbitrators and mediators, through the use of smart technology. The Smart Maxwell initiative includes smart booking, security, food and beverage, secretariat and concierge services, and a robot named “Max” to deliver files and food within the four-storey building.
The initiative, supported by local enterprise development agency Enterprise Singapore, is also expected to generate more business opportunities for the legal industry in Singapore – which serves clients seeking dispute resolution at Maxwell Chambers. The use of smart technology will improve the ease of administration and logistics and allow disputing parties to better focus on their cases that are heard at Maxwell Chambers. The smart solutions will be co-developed with users and rolled out in Maxwell Chambers by the end of this year. It will be extended, in Phase 2, to the adjacent Maxwell Chambers Suites and serve the 50 new offices there when the new extension completes in 2019. The smart technology is developed jointly with two Singapore tech start-ups, Habitap and Techmetics.
STRONG DEMAND DRIVES FURTHER EXPANSION AT MAXWELL CHAMBERS, BOOSTING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS DISPUTE RESOLUTION HUB
The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of 28 Maxwell Road was held in the presence of over 70 leading dispute resolution practitioners on 22 June 2017. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah S.C. During the ceremony, Ms Indranee also announced that the building on 28 Maxwell Road will be renamed ‘Maxwell Chambers Suites’. For more information, please refer to the press release here.
MINISTRY OF LAW CALLS CONSTRUCTION TENDER FOR RESTORATION PROJECT
In support of the expansion of Maxwell Chambers, the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is refurbishing 28 Maxwell Road. It has hence since called tender for construction services to restore the conserved building on 28 Maxwell Road. For more information, please refer to the press release here.
MAXWELL CHAMBERS EXPANDS TO BOOST SINGAPORE'S STATUS AS DISPUTE RESOLUTION HUB
Maxwell Chambers is pleased to announced that it will be expanding its premises. For more information, please refer to the press release here.
NEW TRAFFIC DIRECTION AROUND MAXWELL CHAMBERS BUILDING
There have been some changes to the road directions within the vicinity of our premises. Please find more detailed information on the new traffic directions here.
MAXWELL CHAMBERS LAUDED AS A HEARING CENTRE
In Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Hearing Centres Survey (2016), survey respondents remarked that Maxwell Chambers “stands out for the variety of room sizes, layouts to choose from, good natural lighting, easy availability and user-friendliness,“ and its “24-hour availability and holistic support“.
It was also found that Maxwell Chambers is ranked second for most of the key factors respondents look out for in choosing a hearing centre, such as location, IT services, and helpfulness of staff.
Additionally, Maxwell Chambers came up in second place for its perceived value of money relative to other centres and hotels.
This survey is part of GAR’s Guide to Regional Arbitration 2016.
MAXWELL CHAMBERS WINS ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARD
In October 2012, Maxwell Chambers was conferred an Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) of Singapore for heritage building conservation and restoration. URA noted that the former Customs House building, which was built in the 1930s, had been “impressively refurbished” through an “intriguing fusion of old and new”. The building was gazetted as a conservation building by the URA in 2007, and marked as the 88th historic site in Singapore by the National Heritage Board in 2010.