BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar
KSK Land Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KSK Group Bhd, is promoting its unique selling propositions at the 4-acre freehold mixed development, the 8 Conlay, in Kuala Lumpur.
Located on Jalan Conlay, it will comprise three towers each housing serviced apartments, serviced residences and a five-star 68-storey hotel with a total gross development value of RM5.4 billion.
The residential 62-storey Tower A and 57-storey Tower B will be connected via two sky bridges, on the 26th floor which will feature the Water Lounge and the 44th floor, the Green Refuge.
Tower A offers a total of 564 units and Tower B 498 units with built-ups ranging between 700sq ft and 1,308sq ft and priced from RM3,200psf. Some units will have unobstructed view of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.
The furnishings and architecture will be designed by world-class interior designer, Steve Leung and YOO. Also, RSP Architects KL Sdn Bhd’s architect Hud Abu Bakar has conceptualised the form of the towers like the Chinese figure 8 to reflect the project’s address.
Joanne Kua, CEO of KSK Group and managing director of KSK Land, said 8 Conlay will also feature a 200,000sq ft eight-storey retail podium comprising a four-storey mall, two-storey basement and two-storey elevated car park, and a banquet hall right below the towers.
“We will bring in new F&B outlets that are currently not available in Malaysia to meet the lifestyle requirements,” she said.
Kua said KSK is targeting the gold mark for the Green Building Index (GBI) certification as that is where most current developments are heading, and will have green features in the development for future benefits.
Its landscape, one of the key features, will be designed by Bangkok-based landscape design studio TROP.
TROP’s lead design director, Pok Kobkongsanti, plans to transform the 44th level of the joined towers into chic personal space resembling a tropical rainforest in the heart of the city centre – a vertical park that blends architecture and nature.
Complementing the rainforest theme, Pok said the development’s main pool on the 26th level was inspired by dew drops in rainforests.
Taking into consideration demographics of residents, the pool area is divided into the lap pool or main pool, reflective pool, spa pool and children’s pool. Other facilities will include a gym, sauna, children’s pool, playground and a yoga deck.
“We want to create a vertical garden that local residents have never seen before and our collaboration with TROP is a testimony of our vision to build a quality urban living environment through clever use of greenery and hardscape,” Kua said.
Kua said KSK aspires to make 8 Conlay more than just a stylish address; it should be a sanctuary for residents to retreat to for the ultimate experience in comfort and style.
“At KSK Land, we dare to be different and are constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver exceptional values for our developments. With 8 Conlay, we are redefining urban luxury living through the three main elements of design, architecture and bespoke services,” Kua added.
Inspired by Malaysia’s lush greenery and mountainous terrains, Pok keeps his designs simple and clean while having a good balance of private and open spaces.
Elements of the country’s majestic trees are reflected in the garden’s strategically placed columns intertwined with lush locally sourced plant species to create a cosy and private sanctuary for residents to unwind.
Targeted to be fully completed in the second half of 2020, 8 Conlay is currently in the process of obtaining the development order to be approved by KL City Hall.