BY Pavither Sidhu
A new commercial centre set within the bustling suburb of Kelana Jaya in Petaling Jaya is becoming the next iconic business address. Given its strategic convergence of location and recreation with the benefit of a ready up-market population and equipped with excellent security, it is deemed to represent the best in technology, accessibility and design.
Located along the Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP), the latest corporate building called The Ascent Paradigm is hard to miss.
Recently opened, the mammoth structure is part of the RM1.8 billion integrated development dubbed Paradigm Integrated Commercial Development, which is made up of the existing Paradigm Mall, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel and The Azure Serviced Residences.
Built by WCT Holdings Bhd, The Ascent Paradigm is engineered for work efficiency based on MSC Cybercentre Status’ specified accreditation.
The 32-storey corporate office tower is uniquely designed to stand out in form, function and convenience. Housing WCT’s new headquarters, the group has taken up three levels or approximately 46,000sq ft of nett lettable area in the tower.
Divided into high and low zones, office spaces range from 5,000sq ft to 18,000sq ft. Tagged at approximately RM5.50psf excluding goods and services tax, units are available for rental only. Since its opening, half of the 504,084sq ft total nett lettable area has been taken up.
The Ascent Paradigm has attracted some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. These tenants, which include anchor tenant DKSH Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Chr Hansen Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Keyence (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, have commenced operations since moving in, while American-based pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, is the latest tenant to set up its base there.
Those interested to be part of the diverse businesses that have already made this prime location their address can opt for the choice units currently available.
Managing director of WCT Holdings, Taing Kim Hwa said, “The Ascent Paradigm has been designed and developed to meet the needs of today’s fast-growing and dynamic businesses. Its prime location with easy access to an expressway, amenities and public transport is also a significant appeal factor for corporations and businesses that are operating in the Klang Valley and beyond.”
The project features a column-free layout to maximise efficiency and flexibility and comprises a triple-volume grand lobby that accentuates its façade.
In addition, the building features a variable refrigerant floor (VRF) air-conditioning system, low emission glass (Low-E), high-speed broadband infrastructure via fibre optic network as well as an intelligent security system that includes CCTV surveillance, smart card access and a visitor management system.
The corporate tower also has a fully-automated destination control lift system, a multiple telecommunication services environment and a dual-source scheme for its electricity supply. Ample car parks are provided via its 4,300 parking bays that can be easily accessed via a dedicated underpass.
A balanced work-life concept is provided through various facilities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, fitness, classy hosting of functions and meetings and hotel-style living.
Being connected to Paradigm Mall, occupants can enjoy the retail experience with over 80 food and beverage outlets, international fashion brands, Fitness First, Golden Screen Cinemas and Tesco.
The entire development offers excellent road connectivity via multiple ingress and egress points. There are also free shuttle services to the Kelana Jaya LRT station and back-and-forth connectivity from Paradigm Mall to KLIA and KLIA2 on an hourly basis. It is also within minutes’ drive of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport.