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People, Planet, Priority at IJM’s Pantai Sentral Park

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(L-R) Amona Group of Companies Executive Chairman, Dato’ Haji Othman Ahmad and Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, CEO and Managing Director of IJM Land Bhd.

IJM Land Bhd and its joint-venture partner, Amona Development Sdn Bhd, unveiled yesterday, Kuala Lumpur’s most highly anticipated property – Phase 1 of the Pantai Sentral Park development, known as Inwood Residences, comprising 211 units of residential condominiums with built-ups ranging from 1,140 to 1,975 sq ft for its two-to-four + one bedroom units. Touted as Kuala Lumpur’s One and Only Urban Forest City, Pantai Sentral Park is one of the few prime property development areas left in the Klang Valley, and coupled with its eco-innovation proposition of modern day conveniences with nature inspired living, has piqued keen interest from home buyers and investors alike.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the 200-acre forest in Bukit Kerinchi, the visionary township is designed to integrate residential, commercial and recreational touch-points. Pantai Sentral Park is a sizeable development of 58 acres of land, with a GDV of RM 2.5 billion. The entire township of seven residential phases and six commercial phases is expected to be completed within ten to fifteen years and will be able to accommodate some 15,000 residents.

IJM Land CEO and Managing Director Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, said, “Pantai Sentral Park is truly IJM Land’s jewel offering, allowing the group, with our partner Amona Development Sdn Bhd, to create a next generation township that truly embraces the core values of ‘People, Planet, Priority’, by nurturing a vibrant and conscientious community and nature inspired hub.”

“Pantai Sentral Park takes green living to the next paradigm, seamlessly blending architecture with nature, whilst focusing on meeting the lifestyle needs and wants of its residents who will enjoy the unique experience of living next to a forest while remaining closely connected to the city.”

Amona Group of Companies Executive Chairman, Dato’ Haji Othman Ahmad noted, “This strategic partnership with IJM Land is a coming together of two key companies in the Malaysian property sector who share similar philosophies and values on the future of our cities and towns. Leveraging on our joint experience in sustainable property development and delivering of the highest quality of products and customer service, I am certain Pantai Sentral Park will become the industry benchmark of an ecological and liveable city.”

Pantai Sentral Park will be a lush green enclave that is designed along the nature reserve of Bukit Kerinchi, maintaining the natural landscape and terrain of the area so that the natural land fall and water course is not altered. A notable highlight is the linear forest walk on the fringes of Pantai Sentral Park which will directly connect residents with the forest. Much thought has been put into making Pantai Sentral Park pedestrian friendly, such as the provisions of streetscapes to foster pedestrian access and amenities located within safe walking distances, impacting the town’s carbon footprint by reducing the need to drive from place to place. Green connectors and boulevards will be placed between the residential and commercial parcels, stretching some 350 to 400 meters providing residents with ample space to engage in health and wellness activities.

Dato’ Soam and Dato’ Haji Othman with the top executives of Amona.

With the emphasis on pedestrian accessibility, security measures are a critical feature. Pantai Sentral Park’s masterplan was also designed in accordance to the ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design’ (CPTED) approach, which entails a natural form of surveillance on top of other security measures, like CCTV surveillance, adequate street lighting and round-the-clock guard patrols. This is a new approach to crime prevention and one that will also give the community itself a heightened sense of security, an important consideration for many home buyers in the Klang Valley. There will also be a waterfront site with a man-made lake which will serve as an aesthetic feature as well as to function as a retention pond, populated by various species of fish and adorned with art pieces.

Pantai Sentral Park is linked to various road networks such as the Federal Highway via Jalan Kerinchi and from Bukit Gasing via Jalan Pantai Dalam, and will have a direct access of 1km link from the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

On its debut release of Inwood Residences, the 37 stories condominium shall house 211 units of shallow plate homes that provide wide frontage to allow for natural lighting and ventilation, as well as for panoramic views. Measuring 1,140 sq ft to 1,975 sq ft, every unit is oriented towards North with city views and the South with forest and pool views to prevent undue heat gains. Facilities include vertical sky gardens, infinity edge swimming pool, sunken sundeck, Jacuzzi, wading pool, sitting terrace, multipurpose court, pool deck, gym, games room, changing rooms, reading room, reading lounge, multipurpose/function rooms, and BBQ area.

The unique Enchanted Forest will also boast a path walk with trellis, maze stepping pads, reflexology, totem plaza, children’s playground, canopy tree house, giant tree with cocoon tree house, rock water fountain, topiary garden, and a structural super tree.

The residential condominiums are the highpoint of the IJM Land Prime Property Investment Showcase taking place from 6 to 8 June 2014, 10am to 10pm at the Symphony Lake Suite, KLCC Park. The showcase also features an impressive suite of residential properties in key growth areas across Malaysia, as well as the Group’s first United Kingdom venture in London. Don’t miss it!