YTL Land & Development Bhd’s D6 and D7 office buildings in Sentul East are shaping up to become a hotspot for design companies, with several architecture firms and furniture companies setting up here.
These include local architecture firm ZLG Design as well as showrooms/offices for furniture and interior fittings brands such as Ligne Roset, Armani/Casa, Moroso, Besglas, Xtra Furniture, Rossana Cucine, Smeg, Gira and Erco.
“We are very pleased to see that d6 and d7 have very quickly become a natural draw for architect firms, international design brands and soon, students of design schools, which will certainly provide the right ambience and inspiration needed to build Malaysia’s world-class design centre,” says YTL Land’s executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Kian.
The buildings themselves are elegant low-rise cubes punctured by landscaped courtyards. Each floor boasts full length glass panels and open corridors which look onto the courtyards.
Reminiscent of the direction Sunrise Bhd took in emphasising art in the marketing and leasing of its Publika and Solaris Dutamas mixed development, YTL is taking this slant one level higher by promoting D6 and D7 as Sentul East Design Centre (SEED).
It is also organising weekly design and art exhibitions, dubbed The Art of Urban Living, at SEED until June 30. The exhibition draws together works from several art galleries and artists.
As properties, office spaces at D6 and D7 benefit from being freehold and located a hop, skip and jump away from central Kuala Lumpur.
Real estate prices here are also coming close to those of city centre levels. Initially launched at about RM450 per sq ft, current subsale office space on the market range from RM600 to RM830 per sq ft, while rentals range from RM2.50 to RM4.50 per sq ft.