Plans for the interchange were first mooted as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)’s 2013 Draft Masterplan.
On 28 December 2017, the URA launched a tender for the development of the land parcel outside Exit C of Buangkok MRT Station. It reads:
Located in the heart of Buangkok neighbourhood, the mixed-use development is envisioned as an integrated community hub to meet the needs of some 20,000 residents in Buangkok, with amenities such as a hawker centre, community club, childcare centre, retail shops, as well as public rail and bus transport facilities sited in a one-stop location.
The development is also a focal point and identity marker for the Buangkok neighbourhood. Hence, thoughtfully designed public spaces which are well integrated with transport and community uses will be key to the success of the development.