SHAH ALAM: Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld) opened its third sales gallery in the Klang Valley – unveiling its latest residential project called Eco Sanctuary. Located in Canal City just south of Kota Kemuning, the much awaited Eco Sanctuary marks EcoWorld’s second township development in the Klang Valley.
The temporary sales gallery of 8,500 sq ft will function as Eco Sanctuary’s satellite office for the next three to six months. President & CEO of EcoWorld, Dato’ Chang Khim Wah said with the first launch of Eco Sanctuary slated for June next month, it was timely for the Group to open the EcoWorld Gallery @ Eco Sanctuary for interested purchasers to view the project.
The unique sales gallery is set up under a marquee and was completed as what Chang described “at super speed” in less than a month. “Although it is set up under a marquee, visitors will be surprised to discover that the gallery is a fully equipped office that will cater to all of our customers’ needs,” said Chang.
“Albeit temporary, we hope to offer our customers the best possible experience in this satellite office until we are ready to move into the Eco Sanctuary Show Village on site before the end of this year,” Chang added.
Eco Sanctuary is a 308.7-acre leasehold project with a gross development value of RM8 billion and places a strong emphasis on the “eco” aspect. Chang said the Group was extremely excited about the introduction of Eco Sanctuary to the Klang Valley market as the developer had been planning for this over a year since the purchase of the land in March 2014.
“This tract has inspired the team to craft yet another masterpiece that takes pride of place in our EcoWorld collection as we mark the start of another township project for the Group in the Klang Valley,” said Chang.
Explaining further, Chang shared that the project’s name was inspired by the tranquillity of the land’s natural terrain which also offered a lush secondary forest as a backdrop. From the onset, Eco Sanctuary was planned as a “modern day sanctuary” with a green approach to the development.
Seamless integration between landscaping, architectural design and wholesome community living formed the basis of the development’s master plan. “A modern tropical architecture theme was adopted to express EcoWorld’s commitment in promoting green and sustainable living,” said Chang adding that extensive overhangs, deep balconies and a lifestyle pavilion have also been introduced to allow and encourage residents to appreciate nature.
The “eco” emphasis of the project lies not only in a higher percentage of green spaces provided – equating to about 30% of the land area – but other amenities like cycling and walking paths as well as green designs of the homes. These include a North South orientation, large windows for cross ventilation and fittings such as solar water heater, LED streetlights, rainwater harvesting tank and recycling compartments.
Chang said the Group also made a conscious effort in conserving the surrounding environment when planning for Eco Sanctuary. Engaging the expertise of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), the team managed to start an inventory on some 1,263 trees from 80 species and identifying and tagging 1,067 trees from 52 plant species for transplanting efforts. To date, 340 trees have been transplanted to create a mature boulevard and park area.
The launch of Phase 1 of Eco Sanctuary will comprise two parcels that include semi-detached units, zero-lot bungalow, bungalows and terraced villas. The strata-titled homes are fully gated and guarded with 10ft perimeter fencing installed with CCTV and intercom systems connecting all units with a central guard house to facilitate visitor management system.
To allow the creation of a private rejuvenating living environment, all units are designed to have a 30ft back lane garden that is linked throughout the parcel. This not only enhances the integration between residents and nature but provides a more private home setting for the houses.
Chang said the designs have been carefully thought out and would fit the requirements of any family size – be it a young family, a large extended household or elderly residents – there will be a design type to meet every need.
Each gated and guarded parcel will also enjoy an exclusive residents-only Club House. This private facility is perfect for a quick morning workout or lazy weekends with families and friends.
Well-thought-of space planning complemented with state-of-the-art infrastructure such as fibre optic cable network, high-speed broadband and smart home system complete the Eco Sanctuary experience.
“We are delighted to be able to create another EcoWorld product that affirms our commitment to creating world-class eco living in all our developments. Eco Sanctuary is not only envisioned as a modern day sanctuary but a mesmerising haven that stays true to the Group’s vision of Creating Tomorrow & Beyond,” Chang added.