FIABCI Malaysian Chapter celebrated their 25th anniversary of Malaysia Property AwardTM at One World Hotel, Selangor on 25th November and saw Hap Seng Properties' Plaza Shell winning the prestigious Office Category Award. The Award serves as a benchmark and drives force for developers to continue to develop more creative and innovative projects that will benefit the entire industry.
Once a swampy area where houses then were built on stilts and had zinc roofs, Kampung Air is now rejuvenated as one of the prominent areas in downtown Kota Kinabalu. This historical area captured the heart of Hap Seng Group, a developer with a proven track record of over 50 years in property development, and inspired the group to raise the 14-storey, eco-friendly building that would eventually be named Plaza Shell. Today, it is regarded as one the key landmarks of Kota Kinabalu city.
The first Grade A office and Green Building in Sabah is more than just an office tower. With 24-hour security and top-of-the-range finishes, this purpose-built office tower radiates a corporate style that's in a league of its own. It also offers select retail components, ample conference space and meeting facilities to cater to Kota Kinabalu's elite.
SABAH'S FIRST GREEN BUILDING Constructed by VINCI Construction, a renowned French company, the impressive faÃ§ade has become the talk of the town as it has set the standards of how buildings are constructed in Kota Kinabalu. With Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the US Green Building Council, Hap Seng Group has brought an office tower that has truly reshaped the skyline of Kota Kinabalu.
"Apart from its prominent location which provides spectacular views, the building is also the first Grade A office tower in the State and it is set to revolutionise the office and retail space standards, bringing Kota Kinabalu's corporate lifestyle to the next levelâ€, said John Tan, Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd Chief Operating Officer.
This new eco-friendly building features a double-glazed glass for heat and noise insulation - the first ever in Kota Kinabalu, attracting big-name international conglomerates such as Honda and Shell.
BEYOND THE BUSINESS FRONT Six units of passenger lifts service the 10 floors of office space to achieve high level of passenger comfort and two units of car park lifts for its four-level basement carpark which can accommodate 567 cars, 82 motorcycles and 147 bicycles at any one time.
For lifestyle, Plaza Shell is equipped with flagship showrooms as well as a gallery, home furnishing centres, clinics, banking facilities, F&B outlets, beauty salons and a fitness studio.
Whether it is meeting a client over a cup of coffee or searching for the perfect kitchen for your home, Plaza Shell is a one-stop gem for lifestyle and corporate needs. With a total gross floor area of 742,730 sqft, the office tower is much more than an efficient Grade A building but is a prime benchmark that is difficult to beat in Kota Kinabalu.