Exchange 106 to eclipse Twin Towers soon as nation’s tallest

EXCHANGE 106 is well on track for completion in the second quarter of 2018 now that its reinforced concrete core wall has been completed – in an extremely accelerated timeline, achieving a rate of two to three days a floor.

Rising out of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district, the structure is one step closer to becoming an an iconic monument – the tallest in the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

The top of the structure is already at 450m above ground, and is close to surpassing the Petronas Twin Towers very soon.

It will be topped off with a dazzling glass crown that will be LED-illuminated.

Upon completion in 2018, the Exchange 106 will comprise 106 floors and eight basement levels. Standing at 492.3m, it will be the tallest building in Malaysia and South-East Asia and within the top 15 in the world.

The Exchange 106 will feature high ceilings finished in English Burl wood, marble floors and walls of the highest quality in the lobbies and common areas, and large column-free office floor plates of up to 34,000sq ft with long spans, designed for flexible layouts and open-plan interior configurations.

Its 15m-tall entrance lobby provides a main drop-off access and concierge reception to rival the best five-star hotels in the region.

Exchange 106 is owned and developed by Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the renowned Mulia Group of Indonesia.

This mammoth project of close to three million square feet lettable area is the Group’s maiden project in Malaysia.

The development is entirely project managed by Mulia’s in-house team of designers, project managers, construction procurement and planning teams.

The Exchange 106 has over the last 12 months, set industry benchmarks for work methods, quality of materials and most noticeably, the speed at which it has progressed.

Turning the mandate to work around the clock into an absolute advantage, site coordination has been refined into a well-oiled production-line efficiency.

Work has not slowed down since May 2016, when the mat foundation concrete pour took place continuously over a weekend, achieving a global mark as the second largest continuous concrete pour in the world.

It has in fact sped up as work processes became more efficient and well-organised.

The Exchange 106 is on-track to complete the construction by second quarter of 2018 with tenants moving in by the third quarter.

Mulia’s project director Roland Suckling said as the owner of the building, it was in the company’s interest to protect the investment and enhance it.

“This is part of our philosophy of “doing it right the first time” so that with zero defects there is no interruption for rectification,” he added.

With Green Building Index (GBI) certification and MSC status, The Exchange 106 offers some of the latest in-building technology including high performance insulated glass, energy-efficient MEP systems with Star rating, 100% LED lighting and state-of-the-art lift technologies.

There will also be a fibre optic backbone and in-building mobile coverage.

Upon completion, The Exchange 106 will set yet another benchmark in property management.

In keeping with the Mulia mantra, it will be managed entirely by Mulia with full-time in-house hospitality professionals, dedicated facilities as well as engineering and housekeeping teams.

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