SHAH ALAM: The Hap Seng Business Park in Section 23, Shah Alam has received strong response from tenants, due to its strategic location, unique features which emphasises safety and a pleasant working environment, as well as versatile industrial and commercial designs.
The development is billed as a new typology of a mixed industrial space for leasing purposes, which breaks away from the traditional warehouses or factories.
The flagship integrated industrial and commercial development is sited on 20 acres, with a total net lettable area of 1.38 million sq ft.
It was designed to provide a safe and pleasant working environment, and also aims to conserve energy via green pockets, skylights and open spaces.
The business park is the first of its kind in Malaysia to feature a basement carpark for ease of access to each building for visitors and employees alike, as well as segregated access and parking spaces for commercial trucks on the ground floor.
Hap Seng Logistics Sdn Bhd, general manager (industrial property) Kevin Lim explained that safety and convenience are much improved, by segregating the traffic movement of passenger cars and commercial trucks.
“The emphasis is on safety, ” he said.
Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd property management director Manfred Weber said the business park targets tenants from industries such as pharmaceuticals, high-tech businesses, light manufacturing, and medium sized e-commerce firms.
He added that committed tenants include an indoor farming operator taking up 90,000 sq ft, an international logistics company as well as a restaurant chain’s temperature controlled production and distribution facility.
Weber pointed out that the business park had achieved a 50% committed occupancy rate since its completion in December 2020.
He noted that the momentum and response have been very positive, after tenants were shown the unique features that the business park offers.
The company is aiming for the business park to achieve a 70% occupancy rate by end-2021.
The business park was designed by award-winning architecture firm Asima Architects, and has been awarded the GreenRE Gold rating for its sustainable design.
It is strategically sited and located near commercial and residential areas with easy access to a highway network that connects to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Port Klang, and airports.
The industrial park offers small to medium sized multi-functional industrial spaces ranging from approximately 37,000 square feet to 90,000 sq ft, spread over 12 buildings, all within a gated and guarded high security environment with over 900 high-definition security cameras, a permanently manned control centre and state-of-the-art visitor management system.
Lim pointed out that the business park has multiple building types and sizes, to cater to various industries and functions and these include a flatted warehouse which is the biggest building (over 500,000 sq ft), as well semi-detached and also detached types.
“They are built to industrial specifications, with floor to ceiling height of six to 12.5 metres, and floor loading of two to three metric tonnes, ” he said.
A five-storey commercial block comprises a mix of offices, food and beverage and retail spaces.
It has an al fresco food and beverage area which overlooks the cascading water feature and is connected to the multi-functional open space and the recreational park managed by the developer.
The block is also equipped with its own designated car parking spaces for the public and is accessible separately.
Besides a top-notch security surveillance system, the business park also has a well-designed traffic management system backed with radio-frequency identification (RFID) and QR devices to ensure smooth traffic flow.
Also, the first stand-alone Mercedes-Benz body and paint centre (BPC) in Malaysia is located within the business park, occupying a built-up area of 217,500 sq ft.
Managed by a team of Daimler AG and PIAM (General Insurance Association of Malaysia) certified repairers, the BPC offers services ranging from repair of minor scratches and dents to major restoration.
Equipped with state-of-the art facilities and 152 work bays, the centre can restore over 2,000 vehicles a month.
Its Heavy-duty Chassis Alignment and Straightening with Advance Electronic Measuring System ensure vehicles are restored to original condition.
The centre is also fitted with five cutting-edge spray booths and 10 preparation work bays using latest Infrared Flexicure (IRT) heating technology and Rapid-Air-Dry System (RADS) to speed up paint curing time and enhance finish quality.
On top of that, only fully waterborne based paint solution, dry sanding and genuine replacement parts are used.
With a fully integrated all-in-one Workshop Management System, customers will receive regular repair updates of their vehicles.
Harald Behrend, who is group chief operating officer of Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd and chief executive of Hap Seng Group automotive division, said: “With this new investment in the largest stand-alone BPC in Malaysia, Hap Seng underlined its commitment to provide the best customer experience and to exceed customer expectations. With this B2B (business to business) concept and the investment in cutting-edge technology, Hap Seng Group is setting a new standard in the landscape of automobile restoration in Malaysia.”