Building Better Homes with Modern Methods

By The Star23 December 2021News

Building Better Homes with Modern Methods

(From left) twentyfive.7 general manager Lam Sew Chee, Gamuda Engineering executive director Lim Hui Yan, managing director Justin Chin Jing Ho, Ngan, Gamuda Land chief operating officer Aw Sei Cheh, executive director Datuk Abdul Sahak Safi and project director (central region) Chu Wai Lune during Gamuda Land's The Amber Residences topping-off ceremony.

Construction innovation, sustainability and excellence showcased in new development in Kota Kemuning

BY TAKING a modern method of construction, township developer Gamuda Land Bhd has successfully created a two-tower beacon overlooking Quayside Mall and the surrounding expanse of the neatly primed township of twentyfive.7 in Kota Kemuning, Selangor.

Called The Amber Residences, it stands as the latest serviced apartment by Gamuda built using Gamuda's Digital IBS, which showcases the developer's commitment to innovation and construction excellence under the Gamuda Green Plan 2025.

The topping off of The Amber Residences also highlights the growing vibrancy of the twentyfive.7 township, with place-making initiatives in Quayside Mall and the adjacent 3ha, pet-friendly quayside park, driving footfall and growth.

Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng said constructing The Amber Residences underscored the use of its own digitally industrialised building system (IBS), which assured quality excellence.

With this method, parts of the building are manufactured in a controlled environment on- or off-site. These pieces are then assembled into the construction.

Using robotics, digital design tools and shared data platforms, Gamuda's Digital IBS is the developer's answer to construction innovation, sustainability and excellence.

"Having passed Sirim and fire-rating tests, the products are also built with high precision, thus utilising space effectively without the need for beams or columns," said Ngan.

He said Gamuda's Digital IBS was based on building information modelling (BIM), which can design, customise, share and produce a wide range of precast products according to the customer specifications in half the time and in superior quality.

Constructing The Amber Residences using this method emphasises Gamuda Land's ongoing digital transformation across its operations.

This also reflects the Gamuda Green Plan 2025, a comprehensive framework that charts tangible targets for the Gamuda Group, driven on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions over the next five years and beyond.

"The 100% digital IBS adoption across all our developments is part of the Gamuda Green Plan 2025," Ngan said.

"It was launched in June this year, on World Environment Day (June 5) and we are committed to reduce carbon emissions by about 40% in five years' time."

Comfortable community living

The Amber Residences sets the pace for twentyfive.7 as a vibrant and cosmopolitan vertical community complete with quayside views, everything is mindfully placed within reach of residents and visitors.

Launched in May 2019, The Amber Residences caters for younger families and working professionals with agile built-ups starting from 51.3sq m, offering a total of 596 units within its two towers.

These serviced apartments are move-in ready with complementary air-conditioners, fully-fitted kitchens and more.

It facilitates the home ownership journey for young Malaysians seeking a place to call their own, while having all the conveniences that the city has to offer.

The residences will also host a retail podium comprising 34 double-storey shoplots, with a focus on essentials and convenience such as grocery and hardware operators.

"At Gamuda Land, we mindfully 'master plan' our townships to put everything within easy reach, encompassing the home, workplace, shopping space, the park and more," added Ngan.

"This is seen in The Amber Residences, not just in its retail podium but with key recreational and commercial components such as the and Quayside Mall within a 10-minute walk."

Designed as a community hangout place adjacent to Quayside Mall and the township's Quayside, The features an open event platform, bicycle rental services, pet grooming services and more.

It complements Quayside Mall's waterfront spaces, offering a diverse range of dining diversions with views of the township's central lake and integrated Aurora Rhythms water screen projection show.

The and Quayside Mall are connected to twentyfive.7's residential spaces by The Loop, a 7km network of pet and wheelchair-friendly walkways designed to foster sustainable mobility throughout the township, while reducing carbon footprints in line with the Gamuda Green Plan 2025.

A 'quay' to the future

Future plans in the pipeline for Gamuda Land include Nordicinspired, double-storey linked homes called Levane Residences. It will also have place-making initiatives such as a planned carousel and a Waterfront Superfly catalysing the growth of the township and surrounding communities.

"In addition to our commercial components and place-making efforts, we will continue delivering value to our homeowners and residents through beautification exercises for grand entrance and landscaping areas in residential precincts like Luxura and Lucent Residence, towards positioning twentyfive.7 as the Epitome of Luxury for home seekers in the Klang Valley," said Ngan.

Almost 170 units of Lucent Residence have been handed over since October 2020 while the first phase of Luxura is targeted to be handed over by June 2022.

twentyfive.7 comprises 104ha land in Kota Kemuning, Gamuda Land's first township development in Malaysia, with prime connectivity to major routes such as Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite), South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas) and West Coast Expressway (WCE).

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