Ekovest Berhad organised a signing ceremony with their key tenants that included amongst many others, GSC, Village Grocer, Borders Books, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, for its new mixed development, EkoCheras here in an event today.
EkoCheras consists of service apartments, office suites, hotel suites and approximately 1 million square feet of retail spaces, dubbed EkoCheras Mall, with an estimated gross development value of RM 2.11 billion that sits on 11.98 acres plot of land. The residential and retail components of EkoCheras Mall are scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Apart from the EkoCheras Mall, the other components are the iconic twin SOHO apartment towers with the spectacular link bridge deck, a service apartment tower, hotel and office suites complete with basement and podium car parking to accommodate some 4,500 cars.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong witnessed the signing ceremony, accompanied by Ekovest Managing Director, Datuk Seri Lim Keng Cheng.
The new shopping mall, will comprise some 250 retail outlets, totalling some 625,000 square feet of net lettable area. The tenancy mix includes grocery, F&B, alfresco dining, fashion, health & fitness, entertainment, educational & electronics/IT. With a rapidly changing demographic in the Cheras community, there will be the need to meet the increasingly more sophisticated lifestyle and entertainment options especially amongst the younger population between of ages 25 – 40 in terms of socialising, shopping, dining & recreation.
The EkoCheras Mall will also contribute to the infrastructure components in the area, namely through the MRT Link Bridge. Linked by a 180m long modern elevated Link Bridge, from to the newly constructed Taman Mutiara MRT Station (to be constructed by Ekovest) to the Level 1 of the shopping mall, the MRT will prove to be an added benefit to the some 1,500 residents within EkoCheras who will have an alternative access in and out from KL City Centre.
Many prospective tenants had the opportunity to visualize the architectural design of EkoCheras Mall, with a 3-D spatial experience using the property developer’s new App, specifically created for the development. Showcasing the whole development, and the various retail levels of EkoCheras Mall, the new App was a main attraction that wowed prospective retail tenants, as they could appreciate and visualize their potential store outlook and location with the mall.