BERJAYA Land Bhd (BLand) has remaining 4.9ha of undeveloped land in Bukit Jalil which is expected to generate a gross development value of RM2 billion.
According to executive director Syed Ali Shahul Hameed, BLand plans to build a multi-generational living-managed healthcare hub with conducive green living space, an added jewel for the Bukit Jalil neighbourhood.
Syed Ali expects the project to commence early next year.
“The 12.2 acres (4.9ha) is probably the last prime land here that is facing the Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort... We want to add prime healthcare within our golf resort development. We estimate the project will take about four years to complete,” he told NST Property.
Syed Ali said the healthcare hub would offer more than1,000 units of low-and high-rise apartments for families and some would come with a dual-key concept.
He said the apartments would be complemented with an administrator providing multiple services for health and retreat including 24-hour nurse assistant, a hydrotherapy pool, and a special gymnasium for the elderly.
“This development will be very luxurious. We are talking to local operators to do this. The operator who comes on board will work with International Medical University (IMU) to serve the healthcare hub.”
Syed Ali said the apartments would be launched next year.
“We are bullish about this development... it is the first of its kind in Malaysia. The country needs this kind of healthcare offering for the young and old generation and with that we can promote medical tourism,” he said.
Syed Ali said the company is targeting long-term stay as the emphasis is on community living.
“Bukit Jalil is now seen as a new growth area in the south of Kuala Lumpur. The population is growing as it is well-connected by major roads and highways. From Bukit Jalil, you can easily head to Puchong, Shah Alam, KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), Seremban or Melaka and beyond. We feel this healthcare development project will be a huge success because of the location,” he said.
This quaint suburb is located not too far off from Kuala Lumpur and accessible via five major highways including the Damansara-Puchong Expressway, Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway, Shah Alam Expressway, Maju Expressway and New Pantai Expressway.
Syed Ali said Bukit Jalil is attractive as there are a lot of greenery and unobstructure views, which are not available in most other neighbourhoods.
The area has a strong green lung with the 67ha Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort, and the 32ha Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil (Bukit Jalil Park).
“When the Pavillion Bukit Jalil Mall comes on board, I don’t think people will want to leave Bukit Jalil,” he said.
The Pavillion Bukit Jalil mall is the crown jewel of the 20.2ha RM4 billion Bukit Jalil City integrated development.
Developed by Malton Bhd, it is among the biggest developments in the area. It has four components namely the mall, Signature Shop Offices, The Park Sky Residence, Park Point Shop Office and The Park 2.
Slated for completion by March 2021, Pavilion Bukit Jalil is poised to be an entertainment and
retail hub in the southern corridor of the Klang Valley.
The mall with a net lettable area of 1.8 million sq ft, coupled with the offices, will provide thousands of employment opportunities. Bukit Jalil’s population and employment are projected to increase by about 24.2 and 51.6 per cent to 464,300 and 273,121 respectively from next year.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur retail chief executive officer Datuk Joyce Yap had in 2017 said Pavilion Bukit Jalil was expected to achieve retail sales turnover of RM1.7 billion in the first 12 months of operation.
Malton’s controlling shareholder Tan Sri Desmond Lim, together with the Qatar Investment Authority, are partaking in the development of the mall.
Part 2 next week