Liberty Arc @ Ampang Ukay, Ulu Kelang

  • Arianna Leo
  • 31 May 2017

Artist's impression of Liberty Arc

Artist’s impression of Liberty Arc in Ulu Kelang fronts the MRR2 (Image credit: www.arckl.com.my)

Liberty Arc at Ampang Ukay is a phase 1 three-tower studio-only apartment development to be nestled over a 6.5 acre land in Ulu Kelang. All 1,632 units have built-ups of 450-sq ft across the board. The obvious difference is whether you would want one with a balcony or not. Price starts from RM299,000.

About the Developer

Based in Kuala Lumpur, EcoFirst Consolidated Berhad was founded in 1973 and subsequently listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in 1984. Functioning as an investment holding company, it is also involved in property investment, development, and management businesses within the country.

As a developer, it builds residential and commercial developments, including residential units, commercial centers, and retail malls, and manages retail complexes, and cultivates organic agarwood.

Commercial Projects: Festival Mall in Ipoh; Taipan at Slim River; Taipan at Ipoh Cybercentre; Fashion Xchange at The Summit Batu Pahat; Diamond Square at Serdang, among others.

Residential Projects: Upper East at Tiger Lane, Ipoh; The ARC in Cyberjaya; Scott Towers in Larkin, Ipoh; Diamond Residence in Serdang; The Academia at South City Plaza in Serdang; Taman Puncak Rasah in Seremban; Casa Residence in Kota Damansara; The Cova in Kota Damansara, among others.

Project Details

Property Name: Liberty Arc at Ampang Ukay

Property Type: Studio Apartment

Phase: 1

Furnishing: Fully-furnished

Land Size: 6.5 acres

Land Tenure: Freehold

Land Title: Commercial

No. of Towers: 3

No. of Storeys: 35

No. of Units: 1,632

No. of Lifts: 4 per block

Build up: 450 sq ft

Unit Type:

  • Type A1 (without balcony)
  • Type A2 (with balcony)
  • Type A3 (with balcony)
  • Type B1 (without balcony)
  • Type B2 (with balcony)

Selling Price: starts from RM299,000

Price per sq ft: RM660

Maintenance Fee: RM0.25 psf

Bumi Discount: 7%

Security Features: 3 tiers

Expected Date of Completion: End 2019

Approving Authority: Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya

Developer: EcoFirst Hartz Sdn Bhd (734713-U) – a member of EcoFirst Consolidated Berhad

Address: No. 19, Jalan USJ Sentral 3, USJ Sentral, Persiaran Subang, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Contact Number: 03-2725 1888

Project Manager: Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd (707178-H)

Sales Gallery: 114A, Jalan Kabus (along MRR2) Kuala Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Enquiries: 1700-81-8118

Proposed Common Facilities:

  • Lap Pool
  • Shallow pool
  • Kid’s pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis Court
  • Squash court
  • 5,000 sq ft gym room
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Surau
  • Playground
  • Barbecue and Picnic
  • Communal Hall
  • Brook (Water Feature)
  • Viewing Pavilion
  • Yoga Deck
  • Sunken Amphitheatre
  • Automated Waste Collection Centre
  • Meeting pod

Project Details

Considered as a phase 1 development comprising of 3 studio apartments divided into Tower A, B, and C, this high rise property is set to occupy a 6.5-acre freehold land between its immediate neighbours Ukay Heights and Stella Maris Primary School.

The Ampang Ukay project by EcoFirst Consolidated Berhad has an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM600 mil. The entire project is said to be built over two next door parcels of land measuring 87 acres.

Combi Kitchen

Combi Kitchen

Tower A is located closest to the entrance to Liberty Arc whereas Tower B and C will sit at the back of Tower A – overlooking all the podium facilities on Level 8. The starting price for units at Tower B and C is RM299,000. The studio units at Tower A is currently selling for RM337,000. The maintenance fee is RM0.25 per sq ft. The appointed landscape architect is Site Concepts International (SCI) and the building architect is Veritas.

The studios are divided into intermediate and corner units. Intermediate units do not have balconies while corner units have balconies. Corner units are priced RM5,000 higher that intermediate units.

Living room

Living room

All units are furnished. A typical Type A1 unit will feature furniture as such. In the bedroom, there will be Queen-sized beds with bedframe and accompanying bedside tables, wardrobe, curtain rack, partitioned wall with sliding door. In the living corner, there will be a low television console that is backed by a flat timber backdrop, two-and-half-seater sofa, coffee table, breakfast counter and bar stools.

In the nifty kitchen will be top and bottom kitchen cabinets, hob, hood and sink. There will also be a refrigerator. All brands which will be featured are yet to be confirmed at this point. The single bathroom will come with fixed panel shower screen and wall mirror. Electrical items to be included is air-conditioner and light fittings. Wallpapers will also be thrown in for good measure.

The bedroom will either come with a balcony or no balcony. Bedrooms that come with balconies will be smaller

The bedroom will either come with a balcony or no balcony. Bedrooms that come with balconies will be smaller

Each studio apartment owner will be afforded 1 carpark. Those who would like an extra parking space would have to fork out an extra RM5,000. The carpark orientation is tandem parking. Owners of studio apartments on the lower levels may be designated carparks on the higher floors.

The booking fee is RM5,000. Liberty Arc is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.

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Location

These studio apartments, which fronts the dual 4-lane Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) in Ulu Kelang, is a phase 1 development of Ampang Ukay project, and nestles over a 6.5-acre plot of freehold land. Another major highway that is accessible via MRR2 is the Ampang Kuala Lumput Elevated Highway (AKLEH).

Approaching the U-turn under the flyover on MRR2

Approaching the U-turn under the flyover on MRR2

There is also Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), which is directly linked to MRR2, and crosses through Setapak, Sentul, Segambut-Mont Kiara, and all the way to Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP).

A large part of MRR2 runs parallel to the Klang River, where these Liberty Arc studio apartments will overlook Bukit Antarabangsa and the Ampang Forest Reserve.

Liberty Arc high-rise serviced apartments are just the first phase of a mixed residential and commercial development

Liberty Arc high-rise studio apartments are just the first phase of a mixed residential and commercial development

Opposite is Ampang-Ulu Kelang Free Trade Zone, home to semiconductor company Texas Instruments Sdn Bhd, SEH Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Sapura Thales Electronics Sdn Bhd. The location is 7 minutes away to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

This church is close by

This Methodist church is close by

The nearest existing high-rise apartment is Puncak Ukay Apartments and Flamingo Hotel by the Lake. Methodist Services Ampang and Stella Maris Primary School is also close by. Amenities located within a 12km radius include Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, and National Heart Institute.

Located right next to the Liberty Arc development is Stella Maris Primary School

Located right next to the Liberty Arc development is Stella Maris Primary School

Ampang is known to be peppered with several hypermarkets namely AEON Big, Tesco, and AEON Mall Au2 (Setiawangsa) Store and Shopping Centre, just to name a few.

Traffic conditions on MRR2 during the non-rush hours

Traffic conditions on MRR2 during the non-rush hours

To get there, a good starting point is Jalan Ampang. However, Jalan Ampang is notorious for heavy traffic at all hours except in the mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon. These are the best times to traverse this well-beaten path without being caught in a crawl.

The MRR2 is directly connected to both the DUKE and AKLEH

The MRR2 is directly connected to both the DUKE and AKLEH

Once you reach the end of Jalan Ampang, and reach its connecting point to Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), make a U-turn under the flyover onto the opposite side of MRR2 where Island Bambu restaurant is. Liberty Arc is also accessible through the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), the Federal Highway, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), and Jalan Genting Kelang. Both NPE and the Federal Highway links to MRR2.

Facilities & Amenities in the area:

Shopping

  • Giant Hypermarket Ulu Kelang
  • AEON Big Wangsa Maju
  • AEON Wangsa Maju
  • Cold Storage Wangsa Maju
  • Great Eastern Mall
  • Wangsa Walk Mall
  • Ampang Park Shopping Centre
  • Ampang Point Shopping Centre
  • KL Festival City Mall

Leisure / Recreation

  • Forest Reserve Kemensah
  • Zoo Negara
  • Kelab Darul Ehsan Golf & Recreation
  • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
  • Bukit Tabur, part of a quartz ridge in the north east of the neighbourhood of Taman Melawati
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Analysis

Price Analysis

Name of Development Land Tenure Unit Type Built-up (sq ft) Maintenance Fee No. of Units Selling price
SERINI, Melawati Freehold Serviced Apartment 630 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft RM0.30 psf 528 RM500,000 to RM1.1 mil
Nadayu63,Melawati Leasehold Serviced Apartment 557 sq ft to 1,126 sq ft RM0.30 psf 296 Starts from RM448,000
Liberty Arc, Ampang Ukay Freehold Studio Apartment 450 sq ft RM0.25 psf 1,632 Starts from RM299,000

The monthly asking rental for a fully furnished 504 sq ft studio units falls between RM2,000 to RM2,600.

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Summary

Liberty Arc is only the first phase development, a part of Ampang Ukay mixed residential development of small-office home-office residential units commanding an estimated gross development value of RM606.8 mil. Priced at RM660 per sq ft, this property is selling quite fast at this point of writing. If you do not want to miss out on an area where the monthly asking rental is at approximately RM2,000 to 2,600 sq ft, give Liberty Arc consideration. Do note that it is located 3.5km away from Great Eastern Mall in Jalan Ampang via MRR2.

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