KWASA DAMANSARA, November 12 — Master developer Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd announced the two successful bidders for its residential projects under the Bumiputera developer category in Kwasa Damansara, last Thursday, underscoring the excitement and prospects in this new 2,330-acre township development.
Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad, was awarded the R3-4 project while Getrahome Sdn Bhd was awarded the R3-3 project. The letter of award stipulated conditions for the parties to finalize and to sign the Development Rights Agreement within 60 days.
A total of 21 pre-qualified Bumiputera developers were invited on 14 May 2015 to pitch for this development and the submission for the RFP tender documents closed on 6 August 2015.
The total Land Cost tendered by Ahmad Zaki was at RM28,954,332 equivalent to RM170 per sq ft. In addition, Ahmad Zaki offered 10% of their Gross Sales Value of the project as revenue sharing. The projected present value of the total return to Kwasa Land is RM44.9 million. The Gross Development Value of the project is estimated at RM257 million.
Project R3-4 encompasses 3.91 acres of freehold land and the proposed development will consist of 188 units of 162 high rise twin tower condominiums and 26 units of garden villas. Among the condominiums offered are dual-key units with a double volume living area, a generous master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, an additional wet kitchen for Asian cooking and a dedicated storeroom – all highly sought-after features for high rise units.
The total Land Cost tendered by Getrahome was at RM42,601,680 equivalent to RM150 per square foot. In addition, Getrahome offered 7% of their Gross Sales Value of the project as revenue sharing. The projected present value of the total return to Kwasa Land is RM43.5 million. The Gross Development Value of the project is estimated at RM215 million.
Project R3-3 encompasses 6.52 acres of leasehold land with a density of 260 residential units. The land is fronting a 28-acre town park. The architectural approach is for a contemporary style reflecting a modern and healthy urban lifestyle designed to provide a higher quality of life.
The evaluation was conducted by two independent panels in two parts, namely quantitative and qualitative evaluations.
Under the qualitative evaluation, tenderers were required to submit development concept and layout proposals for the parcel based on the approved density, development phasing, and unique features of the proposal complete with overall planning layout, 3-D massing and landscape plans.
Bidders were also required to forward a development design with a special character and theme that would promote a sense of pride, place and belonging in a sustainable contemporary setting.
Under the quantitative evaluation, tenderers were required to submit the tender price on a per square foot basis together with their financial feasibility analysis.
Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), is the master developer for the 2,330-acre township development of Kwasa Damansara.
To date, Kwasa Land has called for four RFPs, namely, the main town centre development MX-1 for Tier 1 category, the first residential development R2-1 for Tier 2 category, the first Bumiputera development R3-2 and now residential developments R3-3 and R3-4 also for Bumiputera developer category.
The three tier developers are classified as follows:
· Tier 1 – large scale companies with shareholders’ funds or paid up capital of RM1 billion and above
· Tier 2 – companies with shareholders’ funds or paid up capital of RM200 million and above
· Tier 3 – Bumiputera companies with shareholders’ funds or paid up capital of RM1million and above.
The township enjoys the benefit of two MRT stations, a well-connected network of four expressways, and the close proximity to the SkyPark air terminal.