SETIA ALAM: Suntrack Development Sdn Bhd, unveiled its latest project, Tuai Residence, with a strong emphasis on safety for children and the elderly. The 330-unit condo will be developed on 6.6 acres of freehold land, making it a low density development at 50 units per acre.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly brought some basic, yet crucial issues to light. For example, we all now know how it feels to be isolated and restricted to the confines of our home,”said Suntrack chief executive officer, James KK Tan, adding that this is often the fate suffered by seniors and the differently-abled in the community, due to limitations in the access to facilities as well as a lack of communal spaces.
“Sadly, the ecosystem generally doesn’t support them and the inaccessibility stifles their ability to be productive and active members of society,” he said. After almost three years of research into limitations in accessibility at homes, Tuai Residence was crafted for an inclusive environment and is one of the rare developments in the country with total application of Universal Design (UD).
The development’s designers were advised by University Malaya associate professor in architecture Dr Naziaty Binti Mohd Yaacob.
As a result, specific bedrooms and toilets within each condominium unit in Tuai Residence are designed with spaces large enough to cater for wheelchair turning radius.
Other UD features include 900mm wide clear doorways in common areas and designated doorways inside units, ramps to access car parks, large electrical switches at 1200mm height, and tac tiles on floors in common corridors, amongst others.
In addition, Tuai Residence maximised safety precautions by designing fire sprinklers into common areas and inside each unit to start firefighting efforts.
Every floor is equipped with protected fire refuge areas, for those unable to run down the stairs, to converge in while waiting for rescue efforts. Fire staircases are also designed for stretcher-use.
To cater to the wellness needs of the community, Tuai Residence has a Care Office on site, manned by a registered nurse and trained caregivers for medical emergencies. Locationwise, the development is next to one of the most well-planned and landscaped townships in Eco Ardence, Setia Alam.