EkoCheras, Jalan Cheras

  • Arul
  • 24 April 2016

001Eko- Intro
A snazzy illustration of the mixed property development in EkoCheras

 

The Ultimate Lifestyle Statement

 

EkoCheras is a state of the art mixed commercial development along Jalan Cheras that includes three exquisite serviced apartments, a Grade A office tower, a classy hotel and four storeys of urban lifestyle shopping mall. Since its inception, this colossus RM1.6 billion GDV worth of project had received an overwhelming response from the public looking to purchase its residential and non-residential suites.

 

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And no luck was involved as the buyers were truly impressed with its eco-friendly features and iconic designs. Apart from a direct access to the Taman Mutiara MRT Station, the project also brings great convenience to the its residents as it is situated just 9km away from KLCC and 12km away from Bangsar. No doubt, EkoCheras would be an exciting and unique addition to the local neighbourhood in the future.

 

Developer Details

 

002Eko- Developer Details
A majestic view of the Ekovest tower and EkoTitiwangsa project

 


Developer Name:
Ekovest Capital Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of Ekovest Bhd.)

Previous Projects: Danga Bay, KLIA terminal roads and structures, KL Sentral Commuter Station, Labuan Financial Park, Putrajaya, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, DUKE Highway

Notable Projects: EkoCheras, EkoTitiwangsa, Oasis Kajang

Awards:

Formerly known as Ekovest Bina Sdn. Bhd. and Ekovest Sdn. Bhd., Ekovest Bhd. is an investment holding company that specializes in civil engineering, construction, property development, toll concession and infrastructure works. Under the shrewd leadership of its founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kang Hoo, this relatively unknown construction company was transformed into a major diversified powerhouse that had subsequently underwent listing in the main board of KLSE. The projects that were successfully completed by them ranges from construction to turnkey design and build for their clients, which include University Malaysia Sabah, KL Sentral Station, KLIA, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and DUKE Highway. Moving forward, Ekovest aims to propel itself to a greater height with world class property developments and infrastructures.

 

Project Details

 

003Eko- Project Details
EkoCheras at its finest view

 

QuikPro No :
Address : Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Property Type : Serviced Apartments, Hotel suites, Office suites, Shopping mall
Land Title : Commercial 
Tenure : Freehold
Bumi Discounts : 5%
Sales Gallery : No. 122, Jalan Desa Gombak 1, Jalan Gombak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur
Site GPS Coordinates : N 3°11’38.6″ E 101°42’18.5″
Website : http://www.ekocheras.com
Expected Completion Date
: Late 2017
Total Units : 578 units (Tower H), 584 units (Tower J), 353 (Tower E)
Built Up : 11.3 acres
Listing Price : RM563,000 – RM1,000,000
Price per Sq.Ft. : RM700 – RM750
Maintenance Fee : RM0.35 per sq.ft. (inclusive of sinking funds)
Parking Bay per Unit : 1 – 2 units
Development Type : Parcel A – Serviced Apartments
    Parcel B – Hotel Suites
    Parcel C – Office Suites
    Parcel D – Shopping Mall

 

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Infinity sky pool
  • children pool & playground
  • sauna & steam room
  • gym
  • games room
  • sky garden
  • multipurpose hall
  • garden & sky Jacuzzi
  • sky lounge
  • reading room

 

Special Features:

  • Fully Integrated commercial & residential hub
  • direct access to MRT station
  • premium grade office
  • 3 tier security
  • Green Building Status
  • close proximity to city centre
  • highly accessible through major highways such as MRR2 and Grand Saga Highway

 

Unit Type:

  • Tower E [Type A1 (A2), B1(B2), C1(C2), C3(C4), D1(D2), E1, E2]
  • Tower H [Type A1(A2), A3(A4), B1(B2), B3(B4), C1(C2)]
  • Tower J [Type A1(A2), A3(A4), B1(B2), B3(B4), C1(C2)]

Project Details

011Eko- Construction SiteA
Ongoing construction works in EkoCheras

 

Currently sitting on 11.3 acres of freehold land, EkoCheras is a mixed integrated development that consists of service apartments, hotel, office tower and a shopping mall. This mammoth project is scheduled for completion in 2017 and will be incorporating top quality designs and architecture.

Once completed, its luxurious shopping mall will host four storeys of retail spaces with a total net lettable area of more than 600,000 sf. Inside, it will possess a renowned supermarket anchor at the lower ground floor, various fashion apparel stores at the ground & first floor, international and local F&B outlets at the second floor and a reputable cinema operator at the top floor.

 

013Eko- Shopping mall 2

012Eko- Shopping Mall 1
Illustration of the chic and classy shopping mall in EcoCheras

 

Complementing the shopping mall will be its premium office tower; an impressive Grade A certified building with full fibre optic facilities.  Interestingly, the corporate tower will also feature a secured lobby with 24 hours surveillance and three-tier security system, along with a direct access to the MRT station via a linked bridge.

 

 014Eko- Office Suite Lobby

015Eko- Link Bridge
From top: The grand office lobby and a direct linked bridge to the MRT station

 

The hotel tower though, will have a clean, neat and sustainable architecture. Durable and energy efficient designs will be included in the hotel suites, and there is even a flexible investment plan offered by the management to attract investors. According to them, they are offering the buyers with an option to either buy & lease the units back to them or to purchase the units outright for their own stay.

 

016Eko- Residential Entrance
Slick Entrance Statement to the Serviced Residences

 

While EkoCheras may feature a grand shopping mall, a Grade A office tower and an Eco-friendly hotel tower in its integrated development, the main focal point of the project will be its exquisite serviced apartments. There will be a total of 3 residential blocks in the compound comprising of Tower E, F and J. Tower E will be an exclusive stand-alone tower while Tower F & J will be a twin residential tower with over 180m in height. Each of them will be served with a wide array of classy amenities and facilities such as a roof top garden, sky lounge, recreational sky deck, infinity sky pool, floating Jacuzzi, children’s playground, reading room and many more. In addition, there will also be a sky bridge connecting the twin residential towers with a scenic view of the surrounding cities.

 

017Eko- Sky lounge

018Eko- Infinity Sky Pool
From top: Ekovest’s sky lounge and infinity sky pool

 

Exterior

019Eko-Exterior

 

In terms of appearance, EkoCheras possesses a very elegant design that would be the envy of many. It also comes with a spectacular view of the surrounding neighbourhood through its duo residential towers, which are the tallest twin towers in Cheras. So, those who are looking for a classy and contemporary place to stay will certainly find EkoCheras to be a very suitable purchase.

 

Interior

 020Eko- Interior 1

021Eko- Interior 2

022Eko- Interior 3

023Eko- Interior 4

 

Equally as impressive as its exteriors are its interior designs. They represent a chic statement of how a service apartment should be presented, in terms of space and functionality. Inside, the bedrooms will consist of tough and durable laminated HDF floorings while the other part of the suite will use high quality tiles. The doors and windows will be of good quality too with the provision of timber flush doors and aluminium framed windows and sliding glass doors. In addition, signature sanitary wares & fitting will be included as part of the package, along with complimentary fittings such as a kitchen hood & hob and air-conditioners.

 

 

 

Floor Plan

Tower E

For its first residential block, Tower E will comprise of 5 major layouts, namely Type A1 (A2), Type B1 (B2), Type C1 (C2), C3 (C4), D1 (D2), Type E1 and Type E2.

The first in line would be its Type A1 (A2) units, which has a total built up area of 596 sq. ft and a single bedroom & bathroom. Similarly, Type B1 (B2) will only include a single bedroom & bathroom, but there will be an additional study area and yard in the layout, along with a larger built up area of 821 sq. ft.

 

023Eko- Floor 1

024Eko- Floor 2

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Type C1 (C2) & C3 (C4) will share an identical layout, where the former will come with a total built up area of 1,160 sq. ft.,2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony, a foyer and a yard, while the latter will include an additional balcony and 80 sq. ft. in size. For those who prefer to buy a smaller unit, they can also opt for the D1 (D2) units, which have a built up area of just 1,066 sq. ft and one less balcony and yard.


025Eko- Floor 3

026Eko- Floor 4

027Eko- Floor 5

 

Additionally, there’s also the Type E1 & E2 design, which are slightly larger than the Type A1 (A2) and B1 (B2) units, but will possess almost the same features as them.

 

Tower H & J

Apart from its studio and single residential units in Tower E, EkoCheras also introduces several duplex units in its twin H & J towers. They include the Type A1 (A2), Type A3 (A4), Type B1 (B2), Type B3 (B4) and Type C1 (C2) units. The Type A units will be its smallest units and would only comprise of a single bedroom, bathroom and a powder room. The larger duplexes such as the Type Bs and Cs, on the other hand, will have an additional 1-2 bedrooms and bathrooms and other value added features such as a balcony and a study room. 

 

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029Eko- Floor 7

030Eko- Floor 8

031Eko- Floor 9

 

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Location

004Eko- Map Directions
Directions to EkoCheras

 

When it comes to modern and attractive townships, most people would only think of Damansara, Mont Kiara or Petaling Jaya. Recently though, Cheras has begun to attract the people’s attention due to its rapid pace of development. New residential projects and commercial centres are being launched left and right in the suburb, apart from shopping malls and restaurants as well. While some have argued that the meteoric rise of Cheras was due to the addition of MRTs and better connectivity from the city centre, the truth is, it has always been a very lively and enjoyable place to stay. And within this vibrant neighbourhood lies Taman Mutiara, a relatively low dense housing development that is home to EkoCheras and various other landed properties.

 

005Eko- Taman Mutiara
The warm & cozy looking terrace houses in Taman Mutiara

 

One of the main beauties of Taman Mutiara is its mature community and strategic location. This vibrant yet peaceful enclave boasts an excellent connectivity to major expressways such as East-West link highway, Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Cheras- Kajang Highway and other roads such as Jalan Cheras and Jalan Ampang. Besides, it is also sandwiched between various amenities and facilities such as shopping malls, hypermarkets, schools, eateries, medical centres, convenient stores and a night market, which provide great conveniences for its residents. With an upcoming MRT station being built in the vicinity as well, travelling to and from Taman Mutiara is definitely going to be much easier and faster in the future.

 

006Eko- Jalan Cheras

007Eko- Shell _ Petron
From top: The Taman Mutiara MRT station and petrol stations adjacent to EkoCheras

 

In terms of shopping and entertainment, you will be spoilt for choice with Cheras Leisure Mall, Tesco Extra Cheras, Ikon Connaught and Cheras Sentral within close proximity. The recent addition of IKEA Cheras has opened up a whole new level of shopping experience as well due to its wide choice of furniture and home appliances. Coupled with the famous Taman Connaught night market and eateries, there’s ample of leisure and pleasure activities for you to look forward here.

 

 008Eko- Cheras Leisuremall

009Eko- Furniture Store
From top: Cheras Leisure Mall and Floor World Megastore near EkoCheras

 

Traffic would be a major concern though, as Jalan Cheras is notoriously known for its massive traffic jams. Along with the ongoing MRT construction works in Taman Mutiara, you can expect major delays during the day. However, things should significantly improve when the MRT station begins its operations in 2017.

 

 010Eko- Traffic Jam Jln Cheras
A busy traffic in Jalan Cheras

 

All and all, EkoCheras is situated in an extremely strategic location that is home to many highly desirable public amenities and facilities. Apart from the bad traffic condition, you will find EkoCheras and Taman Mutiara a very convenient and exciting place to live in.

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Analysis

Pricing

 

Name Tenure/Land Title Approximate Price (per Sq. Ft.) Approximate Maintenance Fee(per Sq. Ft.) Car Park Bays
EkoCheras(EkoVest) Freehold/Commercial RM700- RM750 RM0.35 1- 2 per unit
Altitude 236
(IJM Land)
Leasehold/ Residential RM550- RM600 RM0.35 2 per unit
YouCity(PJD Regency) Freehold/ Commercial RM650- RM700 RM0.30 1-2 per unit

 

When it comes to price, EkoCheras bears the most expensive serviced apartments among the three luxurious residential projects in Cheras. However, its premium could be well justified as it is located in a self-sustaining commercial development that includes eco friendly features and contemporary designs. Besides, it also presents the best location among the trios, with the shortest distance to the city centre and a direct access to a MRT station. With the vibrant Taman Connaught and upcoming Bandar Tun Razak as its closest neighbour as well, there might just be a good reason for you to pay a premium price for it.

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Summary

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Overview of EkoCheras and its surroundings

 

EkoCheras is a classy and one-of-a-kind mixed commercial development within the Cheras Township. This iconic project not only features a green and leading architecture, but also boasts an extremely strategic location that is sandwiched between various shopping malls, restaurants, education centres and shop lots. In fact, the addition of a MRT station within the vicinity will going to be a great boon for the buyers as well as they would enjoy a better rental yield and price appreciation in the future. All and all, EkoCheras is a very promising mixed commercial hub and is set to take Cheras to another level when it is completed.

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