To give the public a window into the up-and-coming 75-acre KL Metropolis project, Developer Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd launched its KL Metropolis show gallery at Naza Tower in Platinum Park earlier this week.
The 14,000sq ft gallery not only offers a glimpse into future development plans at the site close to the Matrade centre in KL, but also provides designated spaces for a concierge, coffee bar, AV rooms, a sales gallery, discussion area and a children’s play area.
Group managing director of Naza TTDI SM Faliq SM Nasimuddin said the launch of the sales gallery is timely as one of the project’s key components, the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), is expected to be operational by next year.
MITEC is primed to be the largest exhibition space. It has a gross floor area of 1 million sq ft, with a total of 11 exhibition halls across three levels, and it has the capacity to accommodate 40,000 visitors at any one time.
Next year, MITEC will be a key venue for athletes as Malaysia hosts the 29th South East Asia (SEA) Games.
“We expect MITEC to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2017. We are confident that MITEC with its capabilities to host international events will encourage further growth to the business tourism and MICE industry in Malaysia,” said Faliq.
MITEC is the first completed component of the KL Metropolis development, which will ultimately be divided into eight precincts.
These will play host to various office, retail, serviced residential and hospitality components.
KL Metropolis was launched on Oct 25, 2011 with three strategic joint ventures to date. On Sept 2 Naza TTDI began collaborating with Nusmetro Property Sdn Bhd for the development of 3.29 acres with three towers consisting of serviced suites, serviced residences and managed residences. Targeted completion for the towers is by 2019.
Naza TTDI has also tied up with Triterra Metropolis Sdn Bhd to develop a 2.47-acre plot, which is in its Met 8 precinct, and Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd to jointly develop Met 5.
The entire development has a potential gross development value of RM3.8 billion.