The development team is partnering with the Malaysian Green Building Index to help develop an efficient tool for grading sustainable retail developments in Malaysia.
Jointly developed by Malaysian property developer S P Setia and Lend Lease managed fund, Asian Retail Investment Fund (ARIF), Setia City Mall is a mid-market, fun and affordable family experience, which encompasses amazing green space, fantastic shops, great food and entertainment. The greenfield project is located in Setia Alam, a new 4,000 acre township, 35 minutes drive from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
Phase one of the development provides approximately 65,000 square metres of net lettable area to local and international retailers and is the thriving social hub for the local residents and working community of Setia Alam.
Leading local department store, Parkson, occupies 120,000 square feet over two levels, while local market leader Golden Screen Cinemas anchors an entertainment level with a nine screen cinema.
There are 22 major retailers and 230 specialty stores spanning 4 levels.
The mall is the first in Malaysia to be awarded both the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Gold award and the Malaysian Green Building Index's (GBI) provisional silver certification. The development team is also partnering with the Malaysian Green Building Index to help develop an efficient tool for grading sustainable retail developments in Malaysia.
Numerous sustainable features are implemented into the project. Some of these include:
- Efficient fixtures and fittings to ensure high energy and water efficiency
- Design that maximises the use of natural day light
- Harvesting of rainwater for toilets and irrigation
- Use of recycled and locally sourced materials for construction
- Use of solar energy as part of the centre's energy consumption
- Introduction of Green leases