Gita Bayu gains distinction for The Quintet

KUALA LUMPUR: Gita Bayu’s latest premium designed bungalows, The Quintet, in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, has received top points in terms of Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC), which is a method set by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to evaluate the quality of workmanship of construction work based on the relevant approved standard.

The Quintet received 88 points, which is the highest awarded by CIDB so far, according to its press release on Nov 27. The development scored 88% for architectural work, 100% for external work and 96% for mechanical and electrical work.

Andre Keller, CEO of Yee Seng Heights Sdn Bhd, developer of Gita Bayu, said they were thrilled to be awarded the highest marks as it proved that the developer truly places the quality, safety and functionality of its projects as top priority without compromising on the details.

“We will also make a submission to Singapore’s Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) soon,” he said, adding, “We are confident that The Quintet will again pass with flying colours in their assessment.”

The Quintet is Gita Bayu’s first component of its second phase which comprises five bungalows built on one acre of freehold land with a gross development value (GDV) of RM40 million. Each unit has a built-up of between 6,724 and 7,350 sq ft, with the price ranging from RM7.5 million to RM8.9 million.

The master bedroom in The Quintet.

Each of the three-storey bungalows has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Security has always been an important feature for Gita Bayu and The Quintet is no different. A metal shutter is used to separate the ground floor and first floor where the bedrooms are located while the roof is reinforced concrete with slate tiles.

Keller disclosed that the developer currently has parties interested in purchasing the bungalows.

The Quintet was designed with the expertise of Gregory Dall, an architect from Pentago Studios Sdn Bhd as well as Nic Proud from RDM Design Sdn Bhd.

Existing residents of Gita Bayu managed to get a sneak preview of the show unit on Sept 11, while another preview was held on Sept 22 for members of the public.

Developed on 118 acres of freehold land, Gita Bayu’s first phase offers a mix of individual and cluster bungalows, low-rise apartments and villas, and a fully functioning clubhouse dubbed Kebun Mimpi. Its facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, barbecue pits, dining pavilion, gymnasium, reading room and children’s playground.

Gita Bayu was first launched in 1996, with 200 bungalow lots on offer. The final component of its first phase, comprising 54 units of two- and three-storey bungalows, was launched in 2005.

The development has gained prestigious real estate awards over the years, including the Fiabci Award for Best Residential Development in 2003, and the Best Landscaping Award for Hotel/Resort/Tourism Complex Category in 2003. It was also nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Residential Category) in 2004.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Nov 30, 2012.

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