CONSTRUCTION, infrastructure and property development company, IJM Corporation Bhd celebrated the completion of its new office tower at the upcoming international financial district Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
Work on the 27-storey structure started in January and in just 10 months, IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IJM, completed the building’s structural works up to the final floor level.
The office tower is the first building to reach its top in TRX.
About 500 construction workers worked almost round the clock, dedicating approximately one million man hours to achieve this milestone.
The building is to be completed with interior fit-outs and services ready to be handed over to its anchor tenant in the first quarter of 2019.
At its peak, IJM Construction managed to achieve a short construction cycle of only four-days per floor.
IJM Corporation Bhd chief executive and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon said, “We are excited to see this project take shape and to have reached this stage of the construction timeline.
“Reaching the top of this structure is a critical milestone for the construction team.”
“We believe the building’s design will complement and enhance the TRX skyline.
“We are proud to have invested in and developed a quality investment property, in line with our strategy to grow IJM’s recurring income asset portfolio, in a monumental development like TRX, with its excellent location and world-class infrastructure.”
TRX City Sdn Bhd chief executive Datuk Azmar Talib said, “This is a proud day for those of us who have been working hard to make the TRX vision a reality. The topping-up ceremony, the first for TRX, pushes us a step closer towards the realisation of Kuala Lumpur’s financial district.”
In November, IJM announced that it invested in and will develop the RM500mil office tower which will be the new Malaysian headquarters of insurance company Prudential.
The Grade A, LEED Gold-certified and MSC-status office building which is built over a 0.48ha area has a gross floor area of about 560,000sq ft.
The project is expected to be completed in December 2018, and has already secured tenants for 84% of its net lettable area.
Strategically located adjacent to TRX’s main pedestrian gateway from the Bukit Bintang area, Menara Prudential will join other prominent banks and financial institutions that are truly making TRX Kuala Lumpur’s best international business address.
Including this office building, IJM is currently undertaking three construction projects in TRX.
On Nov 7, IJM announced that it was awarded a RM392mil contract, excluding lift and façade works, to design and build HSBC’s new Malaysia headquarters at TRX for handover in December 2020.
Last week, IJM was awarded a contract by Affin Bank for foundation and substructure works of the bank’s new headquarters at the city’s new central business district .