SELANGOR: Cyberview Sdn Bhd, a government-owned entity that is the landowner of Cyberjaya, is looking beyond information and communications technology (ICT) in the transformation of the technology-themed city.
According to its managing director Faris Yahaya, the company recently commenced a study on transforming and elevating Cyberjaya into a global technology hub, besides its current focus on ICT.
“We are working closely with various stakeholders, including property developers, on how we can achieve the transformation through various commercial developments,” he said, adding that the government’s mandate for Cyberjaya will go beyond ICT to encompass five focal technology areas.
“The chosen focal areas will have to be unique to ensure that Cyberjaya won’t be in direct competition with other hubs such as the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) in Johor,” said Faris.
With the first focal technology area being ICT, the other four focal areas will be determined by June this year, he said.
Faris was speaking at the tenancy agreement signing ceremony between developer D’Pulze Ventures Sdn Bhd and the anchor tenants for D’Pulze Shopping Centre in Cyberview Resort & Spa yesterday.
The shopping centre has a gross development value of RM500 million and sits on a 4.3-acre (1.74ha)land in Cyberjaya. The mall spans over six floors, offering a total of 400,000 sq ft in terms of gross floor area of retail space.
There will also be two blocks of hotel built above D’Pulze Shopping Centre. One block will be managed by Tune Hotels (162 rooms) while the other will be run by Citadines, which is a part of the Ascott Group (203 rooms).
“The construction of the mall is at its final stages and we are 80% tenanted. We expect to open the mall by this August,” said Kan Ah Chun, chairman of D’Pulze Ventures.
The anchor tenants include Tanjung Golden Village (TGV) Cinemas, Jaya Grocer, Factory Outlet Shop, Celebrity Fitness, MPH, Yamaha, U bowl, Song Box, Tune Hotels, Regus and Molly Fantasy
Other retailers which will be moving into D’Pulze are Ace Hardware, Kitchen Shop by Katrin BJ, Akemi Uchi, Royal Sporting House, Adidas, Plan B by the BIG Group, City Chain, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Loaf, Rakuzen, Sushi Zanmai, Ole Ole Bali, Homst and Thai Odyssey.
“We have paid very careful attention to our product mix when we planned this development,” said Kan, adding that in a few weeks, the doors to Tune D’Pulze Cyberjaya, the only branded service hotel in the vicinity of Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Dengkil and Sepang, will be opened.
This will be followed by the opening of Regus Serviced Offices in the next two months, which will offer over 90 workstations. Within the next five months, Citadines will begin its operations.
Source – Wong Mei Kay of theedgemalaysia.com
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:56