KL Sentral courts foreign embassies

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) is eyeing foreign embassies as tenants in its flagship Kuala Lumpur Sentral central business district (CBD), said group managing director Tan Sri Mohamad Salem Fateh Din.

“In the light of rising security concerns globally, this CBD has demonstrated that its highly protected exclusive environment can offer a balance between architectural aesthetics and security features that foreign embassies have always sought to incorporate in their building designs,” he said in a statement dated Jan 13.

“Never before has this address been more ideal for the embassies of the world could operate from, especially with ongoing efforts by MRCB to secure the status of this strategic location into a key point of national interest,” he added.

Owing to the connectivity to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and flight check-in facility provided by the Express Rail Link (ERL) high-speed train service, KL Sentral is a major transit hub for foreign visitors and expatriates.

The 72-acre development currently houses national and multinational companies (MNCs) such as General Electric, F-Secure, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BT Centre, Qtelmedia, Rabobank, Shell, Samsung, Laneige, Cisco, Nokia, Wilh. Wilhemsen Holdings and Google.

Built around Malaysia’s largest transportation hub, KL Sentral CBD comprises corporate office towers and business suites, four-star to six-star hotels such as Aloft, Hilton, Le Meridien and St Regis, condominiums and serviced apartments, and Nu Sentral mall.

MRCB has completed eight buildings with green certifications – such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, Green Building Index (GBI) Gold, and Green Mark – including Menara CIMB, Q Sentral, The Sentral Residences, Platinum Sentral, 1 Sentrum, Menara Shell and Ascott Sentral. 

The whole CBD development has a gross development value of RM15 bilion and is now over 70% complete.