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Imagine an office building filled with warm natural sunlight surrounded by green open space with public transport just a stone's throw away. This vision of a sustainable and environmentally-friendly workplace goes beyond the traditional concept of an office. seamlessly blending convenience with a lifestyle that promotes well-being.

An office building that prioritises its occupants' wellness and embraces sustainability is not far-fetched. UOA Development Bhd is launching what it envisions as an office of the future - Duo Tower Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur. a future-proof development that goes beyond providing merely a workplace. It is a hub where business meets leisure. productivity meets convenience and work meets lifestyle.

"We recognise the public need for a connection with nature and incorporated elements such as plants. natural light and facilities to create a more harmonious and stimulating workplace. Duo Tower Bangsar South addresses that need by incorporating biophilic design principles that underlie the integration of greenery into contemporary office spaces," says UOA head of sales and marketing Frankie Choo.

Revolving around this core concept, the master developer of Bangsar South carefully crafted Duo Tower Bangsar South. the last strata office development in the master plan. setting itself apart as an innovative space that combines functionality, aesthetics and sustainability to promote its occupants' well-being. Sitting on a 1.92-acre parcel along Jalan Kerinchi Kiri 2 in Bangsar South. the 34-storey Tower A (Tower B will be owned and used by UOA Group) consists of Grade A offices with a total of 239 units spread across 24 floors (levels 11 to 34), offering flexible strata offices with built-ups ranging from 1,389 to 3,003 sq ft. However, a bigger floor plate of up to 20,000 sq ft is available as the walls between units can be merged seamlessly to cater for a larger open space.

"The big floor plate is typically appealing to larger businesses, corporations or organisations that require a significant amount of office space. Our target buyer group also includes local and international companies. small to medium businesses. start-ups and individual professionals who are often looking for cost-effective office space solutions that cater to their specific needs. The price range offers an attractive option for those seeking to invest in their own workspace rather than leasing," says Choo.

The GreenRE Silver certified Duo Tower Bangsar South is complemented by future proofing green features within the Bangsar South development, including 16 electric vehicle charging bays and installation of solar panels on 30% of rooftop space as well as a sprawling six-acre park with 40% green space and a landscaped area that acts as a green oasis for tenants. It is set to be launched in the first quarter of 2024 with a selling price of RMl,500 psf. The developer has opened Duo Tower Bangsar South for exclusive preview with a limited-time early bird discount of up to 30%, or from RMl.050 psf.

Transit-oriented development

The attractive price point and it being the first office building to have up to 20 wellness facilities to promote holistic urban work-life balance, Choo is confident that the niche Duo Tower Bangsar South will be well received.

Common facilities on levels 1 and 2 include a garden gym, meditation and floating yoga decks. function room. badminton courts and serene garden, to name a few. It is also worth noting that Duo Tower Bangsar South is a transit-oriented development with several existing public transport services nearby, namely the Universiti LRT Station, Kerinchi LRT Station. Angkasapuri KTM Station and an upcoming MRT3 Station. The developer is also providing complimentary shuttle service for tenants to get around in comfort.

As part of the well-established 60-acre integrated development master plan. occupants of Duo Tower Bangsar South will be surrounded by mature amenities such as retail. healthcare, a hotel and a commercial hub. They also enjoy excellent connectivity via major highways in the Klang Valley, namely the Federal Highway, New Pantai Expressway, Kerinchi Link and Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway. "Duo Tower Bangsar South is just a two minute walk from The Sphere Lifestyle Hub. Nexus Lifestyle Centre. LifeCare Diagnostic Medical Centre and Cengild G. I. Medical Centre. It is about 15 minutes by car from Pantai Medical Centre, Mid Valley Megamall. The Gardens Mall. Bangsar Village I and II. Bangsar Shopping Centre. KL Sentral, KLCC and KL Convention Centre," Choo shares.

The Kuala Lumpur office market has firmed with rents remaining stable in 2023. supported by gross domestic product growth in the first quarter. which beat expectations as the country continued to bounce back from the pandemic slump. Choo foresees that demand for Grade A buildings with great accessibility is likely to increase. owing to the decentralisation trend for outside the Kuala Lumpur CBD. "Bangsar South is a prominent business district in Kuala Lumpur that provides excellent opportunities for businesses to thrive. with a rich mix of amenities. transport options and networking possibilities, each offering unique features and benefits to diverse office occupants. The location and vibrant atmosphere of Bangsar South have made it one of the favoured destinations for both MNCs (multinational corporations) and SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to relocate from the CBD," Choo says.

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