A township will not be successful without having the people and environment in mind during the planning process. As a responsible and sustainable town maker such as the property division of Gamuda Bhd, the team commits to always plan and create things around these two themes. The developer also subscribed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a group and that shows the direction that the group is heading.

Its determination was rewarded in the recently unveiled The Edge Malaysia Top Property Developers Awards (TPDA) 2020. The property division of Gamuda Bhd was ranked No 5 in the award, up two positions from last year.

Anchoring The Edge Property Excellence Awards (TEPEA) 2020, the TPDA is evaluated based on both qualitative and quantitative attributes. In the qualitative category, judges evaluate each company based on its expertise, image, innovation and creativity, product quality and the value it creates for buyers.

It is notable that Gamuda’s property division has climbed two positions from TPDA 2019 to the fifth place this year, sharing the honour with IJM Land.

Rounding the top 10 are S P Setia Bhd, Sime Darby Property Bhd (No 2), Sunway Bhd — property division (No 3), UOA Development Bhd (No 4), IJM Land Bhd (No 5), Gamuda Bhd — property division (No 5), UEM Sunrise Bhd (No 6), IOI Properties Group Bhd (No 6), Mah Sing Group Bhd (No 7), Eco World Development Group Bhd (EcoWorld) (No 8), Tropicana Corp Bhd (No 9) and IGB Bhd (No. 10).

TEPEA is presented by City & Country, the property pullout of The Edge Malaysia weekly and supported by EdgeProp.my.

Responsible developer

Earlier this year on July 27, 2020, Gamuda Land had been named a recipient of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award 2020 at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed & Sustainable Property Awards 2020.

How a property developer overcomes problems and challenges will show its mettle and Gamuda Land certainly proved this when it went all out to solve the problems faced by the residents of Bandar Botanic in Klang, Selangor — its first master-planned township.

Even after the management of the common facilities of the project was handed over to the local authorities, Gamuda Land was still there when the customers needed them.

The award was in recognition of its commitment to ensure the liveability of the townships it has built. The award also recognises developers who are committed to constructing developments that are designed and built for sustainable and best-in-class property management. The development must also meet the needs of the present and future.

Meanwhile, several Gamuda Land projects were in the limelight at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 with The Cove at Horizon Hills in Johor taking the Gold in the below 10 years non-strata residential category while Horizon Hills itself won a Gold of the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award. Horizon Hills is a joint development with UEM Sunrise Bhd.

The Robertson project in Kuala Lumpur also emerged with a Silver in the below 10 years mixed development (entire) category.

Winners of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual awards ceremony with Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin as guest of honour. The event was hosted on EdgeProp Malaysia’s Facebook page on the evening of June 27.

The Awards was organised by EdgeProp Malaysia with partner Nippon Paint Malaysia and supporting partners Panasonic Malaysia and KipleLive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd.

This story first appeared in the EdgeProp.my e-Pub on Dec 25, 2020. You can access back issues here.

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