KUCHING: Australian developer EXAL Group (EXAL) has ventured into East Malaysia with a project comprising 269 landed homes designed with a focus on sustainability and multi-generational living.
Its first foray in Malaysia, the project, named SOL Estate, is located at Arang Road West, Kuching and has a gross development value of RM365mil. Spanning 31 acres, the estate will consist of double-storey duplexes and double-storey courtyard homes.
The courtyard homes range from 2,245 sq ft to 2,970 sq ft while the duplexes are sized from 3,619 sq ft to 4,096 sq ft.
EXAL managing director Albert Ko said that SOL Estate has incorporated key lessons and experiences from Australia on matching client expectations in creating a sustainable development.
“In developing and managing projects, our previous projects and experiences in Australia remain just as vital to this development,” said Ko.
One of the key design elements in SOL Estate is its passive design, an approach that optimises local climate to naturally cool or warm up homes. EXAL noted that the approach is often used in Australia where there is a regional contrast in climate from cold winter to tropical heat.
As a result, SOL Estate homes have layouts where the placement of windows and doors promotes natural airflow and sunlight into the homes, and use sustainable building materials. The landscape of the residential enclave will have 800 trees, making greenery the defining element of the estate.
EXAL said that 70% of the 74 units launched in phase 1 had been taken up, with phase 2 in the pipeline to be launched in Q4 2023.
With 12 projects in Australia in its belt since being founded in 2016, Ko said that the team prides itself on creating developments based on the company’s core values of professionalism, whole life cycle service and commitment.
“(We) understand that the property development cycle is a multi-layered process, and we work towards adding value to each phase of the development value chain, and committing ourselves to excellence and integrity in every project we undertake,” said Ko.
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