23 March, KLANG – Paramount Property unveiled Berkeley Uptown Klang today, marking the soft launch of its latest offering, a 33-acre mixed integrated development anchored by Sri KDU International School. The opening of Berkeley Uptown’s Sales Gallery was officiated by Selangor State government Senior Executive Councillor, Dato’ Teng Chang Khim in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Also present were Klang City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) President Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kuang Sia and Vice-President, Dr Chia Song Kun. Paramount’s senior management in attendance comprised Jeffrey Chew (Group CEO of Paramount Corporation Berhad), Dr Goh Chee Leong (CEO of K-12 & R.E.A.L Education Group), Eugene Yeoh (CEO of Sri KDU) and Wang Chong Hwa (COO, Paramount Property).
Paramount Property Chief Executive Officer Beh Chun Chong who was speaking at the event said, “Paramount’s corporate vision of ‘changing lives and enriching communities for a better world’ reflects our care and concern for the communities in which we operate. It is this philosophy that leads us to participate in our first Urban Regeneration Project on this part of Klang, by building a modern and vibrant live-work-and-play community anchored by an international school.
“One of the first things we did after we acquired this piece of land was to engage with the state government as well as with community leaders like our friends in KCCCI, who are championing the Klang City Rejuvenation project,” said Beh, adding that Paramount shares the community’s aspiration to bring Klang City back to its glory days.
YB Dato’ Teng said, “There is a lack of quality mixed-used developments currently in Klang town centre, which is still occupied by many old residential gardens, shop lots and factories. Therefore, we are extremely pleased that Paramount Property, known for being The People’s Developer, has decided to invest in changing the landscape in Klang.
“As a Group, Paramount is also able to leverage on its expertise as one of the oldest education services providers in the country by bringing in the award-winning Sri KDU International School to Klang. Indeed, this is one of the main highlights of the entire development. I believe many of Klang’s education-conscious parents will welcome the arrival of a world-class international school right at their door steps,” he added.
“At the local council level, we have been working on many efforts to rejuvenate Klang in order to make it a safer, more sustainable place to live and to conduct business. I am optimistic that the addition of Berkeley Uptown will boost Klang’s main business hub by creating a new and exciting address which can provide high quality lifestyle as well as economic benefits to those who choose to live, work and play here.
“With the state council and developer working closely together, we aim to energise this part of Klang and make it vibrant once again,” he concluded.
In architecture and design, Berkeley Uptown will be a progressive representation of modern architecture sitting in the charm of the Klang old town. Residents will live in a modern vertical community that offers facilities and recreational spaces for activities such as jogging, cycling, or swimming. Paramount Property will introduce a multi-tiered security system with a 24-hour gated and guarded entrance with access cards.
With Sri KDU International School coming up, and Pin Hwa High School and several other schools in the vicinity, the project is expected to attract young families. Within the development, there will also be office towers, shops and retail spaces.
“The area surrounding the Sales Gallery will have different zones for pockets of activities. We plan to curate a retail experience that will include food and beverage as well as lifestyle services with a mixture of established brands like Family Mart, as well as start-ups. This will happen in the next few months, even before construction is completed as we would like this area to become livelier in the day and evenings, for people to do simple shopping or enjoy meals,” shared Beh.
Paramount Property is kickstarting this project with Phase 1 called Uptown Residences comprising 736 units of freehold residential serviced apartments over 5.17 acres of land. There will be a mixture of units measuring 859 sq ft and 1,093 sq ft as well as limited garden villa units measuring 1,572 sq ft and 1,588 sq ft. Affordable homes from 551 sq ft at prices below RM300,000 will also be offered.
Berkeley Uptown is a freehold development located beside Jalan Goh Hock Huat, bordering the Klang central business district on the west. Its close geographical proximity to Klang’s main business hub makes it convenient for everyday living, while being in the education zone also makes it an attractive choice for families with children.
Since May 2017, Jalan Goh Hock Huat has been connected to Jalan Tanjung Shawal by a third bridge. Linked to Jalan Kapar, residents will be able to easily access Jalan Meru and the Federal Highway, as well as NKVE. With Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya new town centres located 10km and 27km away respectively, this development will be a good choice for those working in these places.
When completed, Berkeley Uptown will be 3km from the existing Klang KTM station. Additionally, a proposed LRT Line 3 will place it 1.9km away from the new station, allowing convenient access to the Kuala Lumpur city centre through its direct link to the Bandar Utama station, which is integrated with the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.
Paramount Property is no stranger to property development with a 38-year track record of building enduring addresses including mixed-used integrated award-winning developments like Utropolis Glenmarie in Shah Alam and Utropolis Batu Kawan in Penang, both anchored by KDU University College. It strives to deliver on its promise as the People’s Developer with enduring, high-value addresses such as Sejati Residences in Cyberjaya, ATWATER in Section 13, PJ, Greenwoods Salak Perdana in Sepang, Sekitar26 in Shah Alam and not forgetting its maiden development, Kemuning Utama, also in Shah Alam.
The public is welcome to visit the Berkeley Uptown’s Sales Gallery from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm or Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10am to 6pm.
For more information on Paramount Property, please visit www.paramountproperty.my.