The Grandezza viewing deck offers a stunning view of the project. (Photos by Eco World Development Group)
The ebb and flow of real estate hot spots in recent years have shifted the focus to the southern region of the Klang Valley but Kota Kemuning and its surrounding vicinity in the south western corridor is fast gaining traction as the next suburban hot spot.
Although the original township master plan of Kota Kemuning has reached the tail-end of its development, it is now set to welcome a new wave of growth. A few prominent developers have already set their sights on transforming the south of Kota Kemuning into a major growth corridor in the region.
While Kota Kemuning itself spans about 1,800 acres, the south of Kota Kemuning covers more than 3,000 acres made up of secondary forests in addition to rubber and palm oil estates. In the pipeline, however, are upcoming gated-and-guarded township developments by top property developers in the country including Eco Sanctuary by Eco World Development Group Bhd (EcoWorld).
The grand entrance statement is an EcoWorld signature feature.
There is no doubt that the presence of key developers and their collaborative efforts in the area are helping to spur the growth of the region and build momentum towards capturing a market for their new township developments here. The total of each of the separate township developments in the south of Kota Kemuning is expected to produce more than 24,000 residential units to attract a population of up to 130,000 in the next 10 years.
Within easy reach from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Kota Kemuning is currently served by a network of major expressways and arterial roads which lead to neighbouring townships and various spots within the Klang Valley. It is accessible via the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), South Klang Valley Expressway and North South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), which easily connect to Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, USJ, Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.
Connectivity to the new developments in the south of Kota Kemuning has been improved with the introduction of a main trunk road leading directly to KESAS and LKSA. Accessibility will be further enhanced with the completion of a connection to the ELITE link this year and the West Coast Expressway in 2018/19. With these in place, residents in the south of Kota Kemuning will have the benefit of living in close proximity to a myriad of facilities and amenities, including commercial areas, banks, medical facilities, education institutions, the Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort and the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club.
The modern clubhouse at Grandezza.
Taking living to the next level
When Kota Kemuning was first established, its population mainly consisted of Generation X and baby boomers, particularly young couples who were planning to start a family or with growing children. Today, this demographic has evolved into an affluent, well-educated and mature market who are mostly in their 40s, 50s or 60s.
“Based on our purchasers’ profile, we see an upgrader market looking for lifestyle offerings like gated-and-guarded developments with enhanced security features, clubhouse with full-fledged facilities and green spaces which they can conveniently access,” reveals Ho Kwee Hong, Divisional General Manager of Eco Sanctuary.
Recognising the needs of an upgrader market, developer EcoWorld started the development on Eco Sanctuary, a 308.7-acre leasehold project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM8 billion.
Eco Sanctuary is a gated-and-guarded eco-themed haven which emphasises green spaces and a healthy lifestyle. It features seven precincts and a commercial hub offering a curated line-up of residential and commercial properties including landed homes, mid to high-rise residences, shopoffices, a strip mall and an abundance of green spaces.
A dedicated clubhouse is available in each gated-and-guarded precinct within Eco Sanctuary boasting modern architecture, swimming pool, timber deck and a glass-walled gym.
An artist’s impression of Grandezza super bungalow Altimo 80’ x 125’.
Delivering unique features that have unmistakably become hallmarks of EcoWorld township projects, the luxury enclave of Eco Sanctuary is teeming with lush landscapes and stunning views at every turn. Among them are the signature towers at the main entrance, the tree-lined roads with bicycle and pedestrian paths, the majestic gazebos and the back-lane gardens over an undulating terrain.
To create a tranquil and nature-infused ambiance, Eco Sanctuary is designed to retain much of the verdant splendour of its natural environment, including a central lake and the transplantation of 700 maturing trees comprising 50 species to all boulevards and main roads within the development, with the help of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia. Green spaces make up for more than 30% of the entire development.
In terms of accessibility, Eco Sanctuary brings seamless connectivity to its residents with a direct connection to the ELITE expressway, putting residents just a 25-minute drive to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport as well as convenient access to Putra Heights, Subang Jaya and Puchong. By 2019, Eco Sanctuary will also become the designated exit point of the West Coast Expressway, which connects Taiping, Perak to Banting, Selangor.
An artist’s impression of Grandezza bungalow Rico 60’ x 100’.
The best of eco luxury
Built upon the seamless integration between landscaping, architecture and luxury resort living with a green approach, Eco Sanctuary presents itself as a modern-day sanctuary. This notion is best represented by Grandezza, the jewel of Eco Sanctuary, which features an eco-themed master plan with emphasis on privacy and an enhanced green living experience.
Grandezza’s collection of luxury homes comprises semi-detached homes, zero-lot bungalows, bungalows and super bungalows with built-ups ranging from 2,903 sq ft to 6,075 sq ft. Each home features modern tropical architecture with Cubism influences and comes with a deep cantilevered balcony and a linear garden spanning 30ft to 100ft along the back of the homes. The spacious homes feature open-plan layouts that seamlessly merge the indoor and outdoor, while features such as double-volume ceilings welcome natural light and ventilation into the interior spaces.
Each home is equipped with a 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) nook that offers residents the convenience of incorporating 3R practices into their daily lives. Additionally, the super bungalows come with a sentry post and a driver’s room to cater to the needs of the residents.
At the heart of Grandezza is a 22,000 sq ft clubhouse, designed to emulate a luxury resort which mirrors the modern Cubism-inspired architecture of the Grandezza homes. Built on an elevated landform to offer sweeping vistas of the landscape, the clubhouse comes with a 30m swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and timber deck as well as an elevated gym.
Launched end of 2016 and slated to be ready in September 2019, Grandezza is the final landed gated-and-guarded precinct in Eco Sanctuary with the lowest density in the township. It consists of only 260 units (of which 160 units are semi-detached homes) across 68 acres with a GDV of RM700 million.
Eco Sanctuary Care Hub.
Planning for tomorrow
Upgrading lifestyles does not only constitute expanding living spaces. “Downsizing is also a form of upgrading, especially for empty nesters. At the same time, smaller homes with comprehensive facilities also appeal to single professionals, couples and young families, explains Ho.
Considering current trends where families love to travel and children are more independent and prefer living on their own, The Parque Residences at Eco Sanctuary may just be what they are looking for. The low-density luxury condominium development is designed with a resort-like environment and supported by expansive greenery. Available are a variety of layouts that range from 516 sq ft to 1,388 sq ft, including double-volume living spaces and dual-key units, and which are complemented with deep balconies and ample windows for natural lighting and ventilation.
The Parque Residences boasts 42,000 sq ft of innovative facilities, including a private clubhouse, swimming pool, 360-degree garden, herb garden, forest park, fruit orchard, entertainment room, multipurpose hall complete with gourmet kitchen and terrace, multipurpose sports court, spa, steam room, café, as well as an indoor and outdoor gym, among others.
A highlight of the facilities within The Parque Residences is the Eco Sanctuary Care Hub, making it the first residential development in Malaysia to provide onsite care and wellness services to its residents. Eco Sanctuary Care Hub is a collaboration with Managedcare (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aged Care Group Sdn Bhd) to provide the convenience of accessing care administration and wellness services, such as a 24/7 nurse-on-call service and a care manager to attend to any care service request. “Wellness has become increasingly important in today’s fast paced lifestyle. With the establishment of the Eco Sanctuary Care Hub, we hope to make living in Eco Sanctuary a more wholesome experience,” says Ho.
The Parque Residences with a GDV of RM379 million comprises two phases; the first phase was launched in 2016 with 594 units across three 20-storey and 25-storey blocks. It spans a total of 27 acres, of which 12 acres are dedicated to green spaces. The second phase will be launched in 2018 with 494 units.
The Parque Residences clubhouse.
Spurring commercial growth
Providing an extension of the commercial activities in Kota Kemuning is Eco Sanctuary City. The 62-acre project is poised to meet the various lifestyle needs with a plethora of facilities, including lifestyle shopoffices, a strip mall, office tower, convention centre, service apartments and hotel, wellness centre, education hub and more.
Among the first developments to be unveiled within Eco Sanctuary City is the first phase of Eco Somerset lifestyle shopoffices, which consists of 88 two-storey and three-storey units with built-up sizes between 3,000 sq ft and 6,000 sq ft. Eco Somerset offers a premier retail and business address in the heart of Eco Sanctuary City. Another Care Hub centre will be established in the commercial precinct of Eco Sanctuary City upon its completion in 2018.
“The commercial sector in Kota Kemuning has been developing aggressively for the past 10 years, but we have identified a gap to cater to the niche market of Eco Sanctuary,” says Ho. To ensure the sustainable growth of commercial activities that fulfil the needs of its future residents, EcoWorld is offering complimentary commercial “match-making” services to help investors find the right tenants to occupy the commercial units.
The entire development of Eco Sanctuary is estimated to take eight years with a completion date in 2022 thus bringing into fruition the transformation of the south of Kota Kemuning into a perfect living environment.
This story first appeared in TheEdgeProperty.com pullout on Feb 24, 2017. Download TheEdgeProperty.com pullout here for free.