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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

'80pc SetiaWalk occupancy by Q1 2012'

SP Setia Bhd expects the occupancy rate at its boutique lifestyle development project, SetiaWalk, to increase to 80 per cent from 60 per cent when it opens its doors by the first quarter of 2012.

Spanning 8.32 hectares of prime land fronting Jalan Puchong, SetiaWalk offers an eclectic mix of retail offices, serviced apartments, dining delights, a boutique hotel and entertainment centre.

SetiaWalk, with a gross development value of RM1 billion, has a gross floor area of 2.3 million sq ft and a net lettable area of 2.4 million sq ft.

"There will be more exciting things to look forward to at SetiaWalk, one of them being the proposed light rail transit station opposite our project," said its divisional general manager, Wong Tuck Wai, at the ceremony to welcome three anchor retailers of its entertainment centre.

"We welcome TGV Cinemas, Celebrity Fitness and Superstar Karaoke as our business partners," he said.

Wong said the last anchor tenant would be the Chinese restaurant chain and the name was expected to be revealed soon.

SetiaWalk targets its retail offices to open for business in April next year with the entertainment centre operational by December 2011.

Meanwhile, the company said as part of its continuing efforts to ensure the success and vibrancy of SetiaWalk, it would provide pre-leasing services to match owners of the retail offices with the right tenants.

"A dedicated pre-leasing team has identified a list of potential suitors and matched with the buyers to ensure an exciting tenancy mix and add value to the entire development," it said.

Superstar Karaoke's consultant-cum-operations manager, Richard Law, said the outlet at SetiaWalk would be its fourth nationwide and it would occupy about 12,000 sq ft and offer a touch screen song-selection system.

TGV Cinemas chief operating officer, Kenny Wong, said the cinema would have nine cineplexes with 1,900 seats.

Celebrity Fitness would occupy two levels of 22,000 sq ft in total, said its managing director of Malaysia Kwangho Choi.

SetiaWalk, which can be access via Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong and Persiaran Wawasan, has also managed to attract retailers such as Starbucks, BMS Organics, STADT German Cuisine, Ponytail Salon, Hock Hua Tonic, Bata and La Primavera.

By Bernama

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