An iconic mixed-use development in downtown Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, 5th August 2015 – A joint venture between S P Setia Berhad Group and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), KL Eco City is a colossal mixed-use development conveniently located in Bangsar, right across Mid Valley City.
The project sits on about 25 acres of prime land with a total development value of RM 6 billion. Designed by renowned architects Jerde Partnership International, GDP Architect, GRA Architect and BEP Akitek, KL Eco City is aimed at becoming the country's first integrated green development to earn the Gold certification under the Malaysian Green Building Index, as well as a US-based LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) certification.
Schindler was awarded the mobility contract to install 128 elevators and 50 escalators, including 63 Schindler 5500 and 65 Schindler 7000 elevators, to 3 corporate office towers, 1 hotel serviced apartments tower, 3 boutique office blocks, 1 strata office tower and a high-end retail podium. The project will be constructed in phases and is scheduled to complete by year 2020.
The latest addition to the company’s product innovation, the Schindler 5500 combines state-of-the-art engineering, energy efficiency and high performance to set new industry standards, including a machine room-less version that can travel up to 50 stories in 50 seconds.
The Schindler 7000 is Schindler's top-of-the-range elevator for high-rise buildings. Successfully deployed in numerous landmark installations across the world, the Schindler 7000 employs smart, energy efficient technologies. These elevators will transport passengers to their destinations swiftly and smoothly at speeds of up to 7 m/s.
Schindler’s award winning PORT Technology, the third and latest generation of the company’s series of destination control systems, will power elevators in 4 office towers. The PORT Technology not only delivers higher operating efficiency by optimizing passenger flows, but also provides unprecedented levels of convenience with a vast array of customization and security features which have become increasingly in demand for high-end residential towers and office buildings. PORT’s performance pledge will be highly valued at KL Eco City, which, with a building area of about 7.5 million square feet, is expected to host about 30,000 occupants.
The PORT Technology, Schindler’s focus on sustainability, as well as the company’s vast experience in being the partner of choice for first class, large scale developments, were seen as the key factors behind the contract award.
"KL Eco City is an ambitious and trendsetting development in which we are thrilled to play our part. We are thankful for the developers’ decision and recognition of our capabilities and experience in providing mobility to this landmark project. We are confident that the set of solutions we have put forward, notably including PORT, will fully meet the developers’ expectations and deliver the highest levels of performance and convenience to the complex occupants”, says Wei Jye Lee, Managing Director of Antah Schindler Sdn Bhd.
About Antah Schindler Sdn Bhd
Antah Schindler Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between Jardine Schindler Group and Syarikat Persaka Antah Sdn Bhd, providing elevator and escalator installation and maintenance services throughout the country. Schindler Malaysia has worked on numerous landmark projects, including the Intermark - Integra Tower, Pavilion KL, KLCC Lot C, KL Sentral, KL International Airport, Pavilion Residences, The Gardens Hotels & Residences and G-Tower.