BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar
Most of today’s home buyers are on the lookout for sustainable developments to satisfy their yearning for green surroundings and lifestyle preferences while doing their bit for the environment.
Once considered rare and expensive, sustainable developments are now becoming more commonplace on our landscape, and a positive consequence of that is they are now also becoming a little more affordable.
So it is somewhat of a bonus when a reputable developer like SP Setia Bhd announced a brand new offering in a popular township that not only flaunts green credentials but also very attractive pricing.
Launched last weekend, D’Camellia at Setia EcoHill in Semenyih, Selangor is a freehold project that takes the shape of two 18-storey residential towers. On offer are the first 317 units of apartments that have been made available to buyers out of the total 635 units that will be housed within the towers.
Priced at just RM262,000, the apartments will offer three bedrooms and two bathrooms within a cosy 860sq ft as well as two car parking bays per unit.
“This development is suitable for first time homebuyers, young couples, fresh graduates and parents buying property for their children as it represents great value for investment,” said Setia EcoHill general manager Koh Sooi Meng.
Furthermore, he said D’Camellia is a great proposition because it is located within the successful Setia EcoHill township, which is a master-planned sustainable community that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
The township is celebrated for its lush and eye-catching landscape, surrounded by various themed gardens, parks and waterways.
“The 673-acre township has already flourished into a green community that provides the perfect setting for residents to create their own sustainable lifestyle,” Koh said, adding that it has been meticulously planned and preserved to be a leading sustainable township since it was unveiled in 2013.
The community is designed with a network of pedestrian and bicycle paths while ensuring that facilities are within walking distance for residents to discourage driving and help lower the overall carbon footprint.
According to Koh, affordable apartment projects within the township have received strong response from the market, with launches such as the 1,270 apartment units at D’Cerrum and D’Cassia enjoying a take-up of 96 per cent.
“These apartments are already under construction with targeted delivery in December 2019,” he added.
The latest of these, D’ Camellia, will boast a highly liveable environment complete with generous landscaping, an Olympic-length swimming pool, playground, gymnasium, badminton court and multipurpose hall. It is also a gated and guarded development.
The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Upon completion, residents will be able to enjoy 56 commercial shops at EcoHill Taipan, which is due to be ready by 2018.
Setia EcoHill’s residents will also have access to a 260,000sq ft neighbourhood mall featuring commercial lifestyle outlets along the EcoHill Walk – a concept that is similar to Setia Walk in Puchong.
Koh pointed out that EcoHill Walk will be the first integrated commercial development in the Semenyih corridor.
Additionally, the four-level mall comprises 80 units of commercial lifestyle shops within its enclosed retail vicinity.
Besides fulfilling the lifestyle aspirations of its community, Setia EcoHill also boasts proximity to education facilities such as Nottingham University Malaysia Campus, Tenby International School, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, German-Malaysia Institute (GMI), Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar and Kolej Professional Beranang.
Setia EcoHill also recently inked an agreement with R.E.A.L Kids to host the elite preschool in its upcoming “Club 360˚” clubhouse.
Known for investing into growth catalysts for its communities, SP Setia oversaw the construction of the Lekas-EcoHill Link which was opened to public use in August 2015.
The new link has contributed tremendously to easing traffic along Jala
Semenyih and has benefited at least 50,000 residents in the Semenyih and Beranang district. Setia EcoHill is accessible via the Lekas Highway, Silk Kajang Highway, South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), Cheras-Kajang Highway and Lekas-EcoHill Link which is connected to the Plus highway and LDP.