Wednesday, December 29, 2010

City&Country: Serviced suites coming up in Bangsar South

The developer had initially planned 10 blocks of 13 to 20-storey boutique offices with a total floor area of 1.5 million sq ft as well as a central park in Phase 2 of The Horizon. However, it then decided to scrap two of these office blocks, and another one in The Vertical towers nearby, to create a six-acre central park. Initially, only 2.5 acres were set aside for the park. “The government has been pushing the green agenda, so we decided to support the cause and took out the three blocks to create a bigger central park with a water feature that will be open to the public and the neighbourhood,” Khor says. The pedestrian bridge across the Federal Highway that now connects Wisma Pantai to the three-acre parcel will be extended to the Bangsar South development, says Khor. “The 178m extension will make the total length of the bridge 250m. It will allow people to walk from the Kerinchi LRT station to the commercial precinct in the north sector of Bangsar South. We are in the midst of getting the squatters to leave and will start construction by the end of the year,” he explains. The extension of the bridge will be completed in three months. When ready, it will end at the common basement level of the commercial precinct of Phase 2 of The Horizon and the other office buildings. There will also be a link between the commercial precinct and the clubhouse in the residential precinct. Khor says a new LRT station will be located on Jalan Kerinchi, making the township even more accessible in the future.

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