‘Community curator’ on track

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

(From left) Aw, Kuala Langat district councillor R. Haridass, Gamuda Land liaison officer Ku Zamri Ku Shaari, Kuala Langat District Council development planning director and guest-of-honour Arpaai Sanat, councillor G. Umananthini, administrative officer Nurfadhilah Jalaludin, Tan and Chu at Quayside Mall’s topping off ceremony at twentyfive.7 Experience Gallery.

THE much-anticipated Quayside Mall, which is positioned as a “Community Curator”, is on track for opening in June next year.

The mall development is expected to add vibrancy to the avant-garde twentyfive.7 township in Kota Kemuning.

Gamuda Land, the property arm of Gamuda Bhd, held the topping off ceremony to signify the structural completion of the mall.

At the event held at twentyfive.7 Experience Gallery on Persiaran Oleander in Telok Panglima Garang, Gamuda Land chief operating officer Aw Sei Cheh said the mall would be the biggest in the vicinity, housing the first and only cinema as well as family-friendly entertainment.

“We are positioning Quayside Mall as a ‘Community Curator’ and have put in much thought and research into its planning, design and construction.

“We understand that the way people shop, socialise and amuse themselves have all shifted into the digital age, which also limits our opportunities to make real, in-person connections. However, the need for social and emotional experiences has not gone away.

“So we are planning Quayside Mall as a place where people can come together as a community in a comfortable setting with extensive landscaping both in and around

the mall, good food and beverage outlets for social meet-ups, beauty and wellness outlets for pampering experiences and a cinema for the community to enjoy quality family entertainment.”

He said the mall was projected to be the catalyst that would accelerate and augment the vibrancy of the township.

The developer has so far secured 70% occupancy with both international and local brands providing a wide array of services.

Speaking to reporters later, Aw was confident that the mall would become a popular haunt for Kota Kemuning folk.

“The value creation from the mall will provide opportunity for the entire population to socialise, ” he pointed out.

Gamuda Land leasing, retail and malls director Herbie Tan said the project consisted of a four-storey indoor mall, including two-storey outdoor shops, 10-storey office tower as well as two basement carparks and a three-storey podium carpark.

Coming in as anchor tenants will be MBO Cinemas (covering 45,000sq ft), Jaya Grocer (25,000sq ft) and Mr DIY (8,000sq ft).

“We are currently talking to another tenant, a furnishing company, asking for 38,000sq ft, ” Tan pointed out.

With a gross development value of RM330mil, the mall spans 504,539sq ft and will consist of 107 shop units and 19 kiosks.

It will also feature a rooftop swimming academy and indoor basketball court.

Tan said the developer was in discussion with a corporate company to take over the leasing of the 10-storey office tower.

“The office tower will open two months after the mall’s opening, ” he added.

The basement carpark will consist of 1,069 bays while another 208 bays will be available at the podium carpark.

twentyfive.7 general manager Chu Wai Lune said, “We want everyone to come here to spend time with their family and friends”.

twentyfive.7 is a 104ha integrated mixed development that celebrates vibrant community living distinguished by Quayside Mall; The Buzz.ar, a hangout place with eateries, pet grooming and children’s play area; The Lake, featuring Aurora Rhythms musical fountain; The Field, a FIFA-standard football field; The Loop, a pet friendly jogging and cycling circuit; and mindfully designed housing.

Quayside Mall is projected to cater to a population of 15,000 once the township is fully completed in 2030, as well as a growing population of some 871,000 in the surrounding areas within a 10km radius.

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