PETALING JAYA: When the retail shops in EcoHill Walk, the first integrated mixed development in Semenyih, open their doors to the public by the end of this year, they will be the focal point for residents in the southern corridor of the Klang Valley, said Setia EcoHill general manager Koh Sooi Meng.
He noted that the newest addition to the 673-acre township located in Semenyih, which is around 12km from the popular Broga Hill, will create new vibrancy to the township and neighbouring communities with its mixed offerings consisting of retail, commercial and residential spaces.
This 17.5-acre freehold development that comprises two blocks of serviced apartments, 243 units of lifestyle retail shops, a neighbourhood mall — EcoHill Walk mall, and a premium entertainment centrepiece attraction, will redefine vibrant modern living here in Semenyih, emphasised Koh.
This integrated mixed development within a 20-minute drive of Setia EcoHill is set to have a positive effect on a ready population of up to 600,000 residents by providing convenience and creating job opportunities.
Developed by Setia EcoHill Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of S P Setia Bhd, the freehold township which carries an estimated GDV of RM4 billion, will be a symbiotic co-existence with recreation, entertainment and convenience all within walkable reach.
Setia EcoHill is located in the Kajang-Semenyih growth corridor. It is easily accessible via the Cheras-Kajang Expressway, the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) and the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS).
Since its inception back in Oct 2013, Setia EcoHill has garnered local residents’ attention as a new place for leisure and recreational activities for family and friends.The holistic township planning has also attracted first-home buyers as well as upgraders.
The lifestyle elements are the main attraction to the buyers. In this soon-to-be-unveiled EcoHill Walk project, there will also be a common lush landscaped pedestrian walkway in a refreshing and welcoming ambience, void of vehicles.
“Link bridges also extend the convenience of reach between serviced apartments, a neighbourhood mall and commercial retail shops, providing a safe and secure environment,” added Koh.
Meanwhile, another new element that is welcomed by local consumers is the opening of the EcoHill Walk mall, which will host Semenyih’s first cinema — MBO Cinemas.
Koh said the mall will have a retail space of 280,000 sq ft. It is now 60% completed and slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.
To date, EcoHill Walk mall has a confirmed tenant mix comprising the cinema, F & B outlets, telco, pharmacy, fashion, car wash and money changer. More varieties are to be added in the coming months as potential tenants have been drawn to Setia EcoHill’s rapid development in recent years, said Koh.
He noted that the company intends to bring in reputable brands while making sure that the offerings meet local needs. “These will include reputable and lifestyle brands, mainstream grocer, leisure, sports, and a good variety of services and amenities that provide convenience to the communities at large,” he added.
Commenting on the challenges posed by the new normal post Movement Control Order (MCO), Koh said a self-contained development that comprises various facilities and amenities as well as enhanced security and safety features will continue to attract buyers.
In mid-August, Setia EcoHill will unveil Heleena — the final phase of terraced houses in the township. This 70-unit residential project carries a GDV of RM48 million.
With a land size of 20ft by 70ft and built-up of 2,053 sq ft, the freehold homes come in two designs. Each unit is fully extended and has four bedrooms with four en-suite bathrooms. The indicative price for Heleena starts from RM683,000.
Besides Heleena, Koh added that Setia EcoHill 2 which is located around 5km from Setia EcoHill, will also see the new launch of Barrus terraced houses in early September.
“There will be 105 units of 20ft by 70ft freehold terraced houses that come with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a 24-hour guarded community. Its built-up is 1,784 sq ft with a price tag of RM563,000 and above,” he said.