LAU (centre) receiving some of the awards from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

KUCHING: Hock Seng Lee had a great start this year as it clinches three honours at Sheda Excellence Awards 2019 last weekend, making it the the biggest winner at the event.

Precinct Luxe@La Promenade, its premium gated community along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway was adjudged winner of SHEDA’s Merit Award in the landed development category while its 200-acre flagship commercial development Vista Industrial Park (VIP) received two commendation awards for competing in both the masterplan and commercial categories.

HSL executive director Simon Lau Kiing Kang who was there to receive the awards was thrilled with the achievement, saying it was an honour and validation of the firm’s persistence in advocating excellent design and practical architecture.

LAU (centre) receiving some of the awards from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

Comprises of 112 units of super-linked homes located near the vicinity of BDC, Stutong and Tabuan, Precinct Luxe@ La Promenade is designed by renowned architect and director of Design Network Architects, William Khoo, while VIP is masterplanned by Jurubina Unireka.

VIP is located near the city centre, Kuching Port and Samajaya High Tech Park, envisioned to be an integrated business hub with commercial lots suitable for a wide range of businesses.

As for VIP, the master planning and design have also caught the interest of the judges especially in terms of its potential in becoming the largest private industrial zones in East Malaysia thus offering businesses a central hub that is both versatile and strategic for future growth.

Its large central park which helps create a green environment at the industrial development also makes it appealing especially when the space can be utilised for big events by the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to Lau.

Once fully developed, VIP will house more than 400 units of various sized industrial buildings including large scale factories spread across 200 acres of land.

A judging criterion was for the project to “be able to respond to real market needs”. Judges also looked for aesthetic and innovative features of the project as well as relevance to the environment and locality.

Last year, Precinct Luxe also won the ‘Commendation’ award in the ‘Low-Rise Multiple Residential’ category, making it the only Sarawakian firm to win the prestigious award.

Precinct Luxe comprises 112 super-link homes plus a residents-only clubhouse with a gym and pool.