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PKNS's New Headquarters Building To Be Completed In 2013

PETALING JAYA, June 5 (Bernama) -- The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS)'s new RM90 million headquarters building, under construction in Shah Alam, would be completed early 2013, General Manager Othman Omar said.

The building, named "Laman PKNS", will be an extension of the renowned Shah Alam lake garden and is targeted to become Malaysia's Green Building Index (GBI) gold certified building.

"Laman PKNS is a 24-month project which will begin early next year. It will become a new green building icon for the city," he said at a media briefing on Thursday.

The project, sprawled over 1.84 hectares in Section 14, Shah Alam, consist of four blocks of buildings with a total gross floor area of 320,312 sq ft.

He said the architecture of the building would be such that it would minimise the existence of the building by giving back to the public the green area borrowed for the development in the form of green roof top for civic use.

Othman also said renewable energy aspects like photovoltaic cells and rain harvesting intiatives would be incorporated in the building design.

"This development will eventually add an additional 1.12 hectares of green area to the city apart from its iconic designed green building features," he said.

Othman said the corporate office would be divided according to its operational functions with the ground floor doubling up as a semi-public zone.

It will comprise an auditorium, multi-purpose banquet hall and the roof for recreational activities which could be adapted to become a mini concert amphitheatre or open cinema.

Othman said PKNS' existing 30-year old headquarters, situated on a four hectare site near PJ Hilton Hotel in Petaling Jaya, would be redeveloped into a commercial property.

"The project is still in the early stage of discussions," he said.

-- BERNAMA