The Light City, a multi-billion ringgit integrated waterfront development in Gelugor Penang, will be seeing a new addition in the form of a seafront condominium project.
Named Mezzo, it is envisioned as the ultimate home for those who are looking for luxury and exclusivity as well as a modern and contemporary lifestyle in the landmark development in the northern region of Malaysia.
Sited on the eastern edge of Penang Island, off Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu and just a kilometre from the first Penang Bridge, the location puts Mezzo within easy reach of George Town (5km), Penang Ferry Terminal and Penang Hill (7km), Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone (8km), Gurney Drive, the Penang Botanic Gardens (9km) and the Penang International Airport (11km).
With an approximate gross development value (GDV) of RM500 million, the 456-unit Mezzo will be IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd’s “tip of the spear” for its first phase of construction works that is currently underway.
Distributed across two 34-level towers, Mezzo’s living quarters are spread over two wings per tower (four wings in total). Each wing will feature two to four units at each level and will be serviced by a dedicated lift lobby for added privacy.
The freehold condominium offers two main types of cosy layouts along with two additional variants, which start with Type A/A2 (corner unit) – a two-bedroom, two-bathroom layout within a 1,033 sq ft area.
Type B at 1,292 sq ft comes with a threebedroom, two-bathroom configuration and a balcony.
The Type A1 layouts, located at facility level, are furnished with a patio which residents can use to make a beeline directly to one of Mezzo’s many facilities.
Units above come with balconies in either Type A1 (2-bedroom, 1,109 sq ft) or B1 (3-bedroom, 1,367 sq ft).
Mezzo’s residents will be able to enjoy facilities such as a swimming pool, wading pool, aqua gym, Jacuzzi, yoga pavilion, gymnasium, steam room, children’s play area, a landscaped garden, barbecue pit, community hall, games room, reading room, fitness station, function room and a function room with a dedicated pool (yes, you have read that correctly).
Additionally, each unit will be provided with a minimum of two to three car parks.
Earmarked for completion in the second half of 2025, Mezzo is priced from RM900,000 for Type A and its variants and from RM1.175 million for Type B and its variants.
The upmarket residences is expected to attract mainly middle- to high-income groups such as working couples, small families and retirees who will generally hail from the northern and central regions of Malaysia as well as foreign buyers from Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Convenience at your doorstep
The first phase of the iconic development will be completed together with the Penang Waterfront Convention Centre (PWCC), an office tower with a four-star hotel and a mall dubbed The Waterfront SHOPPES, so residents of the seafront condominium will be among the first to enjoy all these amenities within proximity.
IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd’s second and final phase of works will see Mezzo linked to the mall via a dedicated walk-through section, to be followed by another office tower that will be shared with a five-star hotel.
Meanwhile, IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd will also attend to the beautification process of The Light City’s promenade as well as add another future residential development that will be named Essence.
For added accessibility, an LRT station will be integrated into The Light City following its completion while a medical facility is currently being considered.
With a GDV of RM4.7 billion, The Light City, upon full completion, will undoubtedly become a beacon of attraction for visiting locals and tourists alike looking to see and be seen – all thanks to the endeavours of IJM Corporation Bhd and its Singapore-based joint-venture partner Perennial Real Estate Holdings Pte Ltd.