Sunrise’s MK20 targets second-half year launch

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunrise Bhd’s upcoming mixed development MK20 in Mont’Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, which is targeted for launch in the second half this year, is designed and conceptualised by world renowned architectural practice Foster+Partners.

The project with an estimated gross development value of RM1 billion will feature a mix of luxury serviced residences, SoHos, a hotel, business suites and boutique retail outlets.

Project details for MK20 which sits on six acres (2.4ha) of freehold land along Jalan Kiara nearby Plaza Mont’Kiara are still being fine-tuned. As a result, the exact number of units is still being determined and selling prices have not been set. The serviced residences have proposed unit sizes from 850 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft, the SoHos have sizes from 450 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft, while the business suites are from 700 sq ft to 1,550 sq ft while the business suites are 700 sq ft to 1,550 sq ft.

The design is aimed at ensuring privacy for its residents while optimising natural light, views and external spaces at the same time.

The project is made up of two blocks of 18 and 36 storeys built parallel to each other. The 18-storey block will house the serviced residences, while its taller counterpart has the hotel, SoHo and business suites. Linking the two relatively low-rise blocks is a central plaza with walled gardens and landscaped courtyard where retail activities will hold fort. The lower portion of the development or the upper and lower plazas will feature signature restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping, while the SoHo, serviced apartment and business suites and hotel floors sit atop them.

Facilities include a sky pool with views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, tennis courts, multi-purpose hall facility cum badminton courts, games room and children’s playground.

From left: Lum, Sunrise projects executive Lum Wykeen, branding and community development general manager Anne Tong and senior executive Tai Vee Yih at the awards ceremony in Shanghai, China.

MK20 recently won three awards at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011, in association with Bloomberg Television held in Shanghai, China on May 31. It took top place in the categories of Best Commercial High Rise Development for Asia Pacific and Malaysia, as well as Mixed Use Architecture (Highly Commended) for Malaysia. MK20 will compete at the International Property Awards with other winning projects from around the world to find the “ultimate World’s Best”. A record number of 21 countries took part in the Asia-Pacific Awards this year.

“This achievement reflects the strength of the Sunrise brand name and the quality of our diverse range of market-driven products,” said Lum Tuck Ming, executive director and COO of Sunrise Bhd. “We constantly challenge ourselves to make a difference. While each new project has to stand out, it also has to meet the expectations of the market.”

This article appeared on the Property page, The Edge Financial Daily, June 17, 2011.

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