KUALA LUMPUR: IJM Corporation Bhd‘s construction unit has secured a RM378mil contract to build an environmentally-friendly corporate office tower in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.
It said on Monday its IJM Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded a contract from Damansara Uptown Retail Centre Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of See Hoy Chan Sdn Bhd group, for the Uptown 8 tower (pic).
“The construction of the 31-storey tower with a net floor area of about 480,000 square feet (sq ft) will commence this month and is scheduled for completion in 39 months,” it said.
Built to attain LEED Gold status and green credentials, the Grade-A office building has two levels of commercial space and 1,387 parking bays. This is equivalent to one car park bay for every 345 sq ft of office space, a provision that goes beyond the 500 sq ft-to-one-bay requirement.
“We are pleased to appoint IJM again as they understand the importance of delivering high-quality outcomes, which is a perfect fit for the Uptown 8 project,” it said.
“Uptown 8 will mark the completion of the gentrification of Damansara Uptown. The office tower will complement Uptown Residences, the Starling Mall and Somerset Damansara Uptown serviced residence, in line with our target to transform the area into a one-stop gateway to business leisure and home,” said See Hoy Chan CEO Joe Tan.
IJM Corporation CEO and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon pointed out Uptown 8 is another great addition to IJM Construction’s portfolio of mixed-development projects.
“We take great pride in partnering with See Hoy Chan for the past three years in their journey to transform Damansara Uptown, which is an outstanding integrated development.