"To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshmentâ€, said Jane Austen. If made to think about a beautiful natural landscape amongst the hustle and bustle of city life, most would imagine a wild, isolated place far from their neighbourhood. In line with their philosophy - â€˜People, Planet, Priority', IJM Land's Pantai Sentral Park is a metropolitan haven that connects skyline with nature.
Set against the backdrop of a 200-acre forest reserve in Bukit Kerinchi, this visionary township is designed to integrate residential, commercial, and recreational zones and was honoured with a Gold Award by GreenRe-Malaysia's leading green rating tool for its environmentally-conscious innovations and avant-garde green solutions.
Taking â€˜green living' to the next level, this distinctive urban forest accommodates in more than just one way; inspiring innovations for smarter and self-sustaining homes is one of them. One feature is the utilisation of shallow floor plates to promote energy saving and sustainable living. With this innovation, daylight penetration will allow all units to maximize natural lighting. Other fixtures like large windows with wide frontages are built to not only give a panoramic view but allow natural air to flow and circulate in units.
The overall landscape masterplan and building orientations within Pantai Sentral Park was envisioned and planned by adopting the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) approach. This adaptation called for a more natural form of surveillance on top of the additional security measures to create a safe haven for the community.
Residents will be able to fully immerse and venture the landscapes on foot with great ease and relaxation as the township will feature linear parks and all-around streetscapes to foster pedestrian access and movement. The pedestrian-centered development is aimed at granting its dwellers with utmost accessibility to all conveniences and amenities that surround.
"We want our residents to embrace the opportunity of having balanced, quality lifestyles while enjoying the comforts of modern amenities the township has to offer" said Grace Foo, Sales & Marketing Manager of Pantai Sentral Park.
A one stop centre for life, work and play, Pantai Sentral Park will feature a verdant surrounding as roads and pedestrian walkways will be lined with a canopy of trees to provide adequate shading throughout the day. Residents can also easily access the 200-acre forest with a 1.5km linear forest walk that will be constructed. Additionally, Pantai Sentral Park's nature-centric milieu offers a waterfront site for a variety of other activities such as lakeside jogging, cycling, and alfresco dining.
"At Pantai Sentral Park, we give home owners and residents the chance to adopt a healthy lifestyle. With Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi 5 minutes away, they can spend time with family and friends there or enjoy the amenities that promote living life outdoors such as the pedestrian walkaways, green boulevards, Linear Forest Walk and the Lake Arena even closer to home" continued Foo.
Pantai Sentral Park is a mixed-use development consisting of 7 residential phases and 6 commercial phases, with a gross development value of RM2.5 billion. Located within 58-acres, the township is set to be completed within 10 to 15 years, with some 15,000 residents calling it home.
It is a true urban forest that offers the ultimate living experience: amenities that are modern and cutting-edge as well as the infusion of state-of-the-art green solutions to enhance the quality of life and promote healthier living for its dwellers.