Prefabricated development is a growing concept in Malaysia. It is basically building structures manufactured offsite and transported to the location for on-site assembly.
The first landed prefabricated development in Malaysia is Sakura Residence, developed by Daiwa Sunway Development Sdn Bhd — a joint venture between master community developer, Sunway Property and Daiwa House Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The project, which has a gross development value (GDV) of RM230 million, is built with Japanese innovation that promotes durability and precision construction.
It will be developed in a 13-acre private gated community in Sunway Iskandar, Johor.
Located at the development’s Parkview precinct, Sakura Residence will have 100 pre-fabricated double-storey bungalows and semi-detached units.
The selling price for this pre-fabricated houses, with built-up sizes from 3,190 sq ft, starts from RM2.5 million (4+1 beds & baths).
Daisuke Usugi, chief executive officer (CEO) for Daiwa Sunway Development and managing director of Daiwa House Malaysia, said it is Daiwa and Sunway’s aim to produce a quality and healthy living for the community in Sunway Iskandar.
Sakura Residence was recently accorded Best International Development Award at the iProperty Development Excellence Awards.
“The pre-fabricated houses have been designed with user-friendly features such as non-slippery floors, waterproof socket point, finger-safe doors and user-friendly switches,” he said.
Usugi said such homes are recognised for its space utilisation. They are designed in a way that every corner of the unit will be beneficial to the buyer.
He said the unique aspects of pre-fabricated houses include high precision structure, shorter delivery timeframe, well-ventilated design, energy-saving and clean living environment.
Sunway Iskandar CEO Gerard Soosay said he was honoured that Japan’s leading and largest construction company with 60 years track record picked Sunway Bhd for a strategic collaboration.
“Thus far, we have observed and learnt from the best in the industry. Their working culture and dedication has been a learning curve for all of us here in Sunway Iskandar,” he said.
Sunway Iskandar is the largest township project by Sunway Property. It covers an area of 1,800 acres with an estimated GDV of RM30 billion.
The whole development comprises six precincts, namely The Lakeview, The Capital, The Parkview, The Riverside, The Seafront and The Marketplace. Each precinct is designed as a self-sustaining integrated township with amenities such as educational institutions, leisure and recreational as well as healthcare components.